Your aesthetics can play a significant role in your self-image and confidence. Even with a healthy lifestyle and frequent exercise, you still might not be able to reach all of your aesthetic goals or targeted weight. Although many non-invasive treatments can help, sometimes surgical intervention is the quickest way to get the results you want permanently.
Although cosmetic surgery can safely help you achieve the look you want, recovery time is needed. Depending on the specific procedure, certain restrictions on your activity help promote healing and provide the best chance of success. However, this should not prevent you from getting the results you want.
In general, for most slightly-invasive cosmetic surgical procedures, the initial few days and weeks will be spent recovering from the anesthesia and resting while the initial sensations around the surgical site(s) come back.
For some patients or specific procedures, this is when the most discomfort and pain comes during the recovery process. Although there will be some changes you might notice from bruising or swelling, pain and discomfort should continue to decrease. This will begin to subside over the next few weeks.
Though it is important to rest during the recovery process and allow your body to heal, for those who want to keep an active lifestyle, too much rest and stagnation can be counterproductive to healing and achieving the desired results.
Depending on the specific procedure, your surgeon will outline restrictions to activity that must be followed during the recovery period to help achieve the best chance of success. As you heal and recover, mild walking and exercise that slowly ramps up in intensity can help the healing process, paying particular attention to protecting your surgical site.
Don’t let concern for a lengthy or restrictive recovery prevent you from reaching your aesthetic goals. Dr. Rick Silverman specializes in helping the fitness community and knows how important returning to regular training can be for some. Call the office in the Boston and Worcester, MA, area at 617-965-9500 or visit www.ricksilverman.com to discuss a treatment and recovery plan.