Post-surgery skin care is important after any type of cosmetic surgery. Following proper skin care tips from your cosmetic surgeon will be key in maintaining your health and the results of your surgery.
Poor skin care can increase your chance of scarring and discoloration. It also leads to a slower healing time for the skin, which can increase the possibility of infection and overall recovery time. There are many tips you can follow to help avoid any complications.
When you have a surgery or cosmetic procedure such as liposuction or a natural breast enlargement, the skin becomes injured in the process. After the procedure, your skin needs time to recover and heal. How much time largely depends on the procedure, but the importance of good skin care does not change.
Post-surgery skin care tips
Here’s what you should do after cosmetic surgery:
First, treat your skin like a baby. A baby’s skin requires gentle care with milder products. Complete product lines of mild soaps, lotions and shampoos can be found in stores. Consider using hypoallergenic products, which are less likely to irritate healing and recovering skin.
Also remember to keep your skin hydrated. Drink lots of water. Water helps flush toxins from your body and keeps your blood moving. Water helps your body heal and allows your skin to stay flexible and supple while healing.
Next, watch the UV rays. Living in the Naples/Fort Myers area means sunscreen should already be an active part of your skincare routine. Sunscreen becomes even more important while healing from a cosmetic procedure. During recovery, the sun’s rays can cause more damage to fragile skin. Make sure to protect healing skin and use sunscreen. Reapply throughout the day.
Finally, leave your skin alone. This may sound like the opposite of what we have been saying to do up until this point, but it really just means let the skin heal. Don’t pick at scabs, avoid scratching and do not pull on any peeling skin. Let the skin heal on its own and avoid irritating it.
Good skin care ensures optimal results from your cosmetic surgery. It allows you to reap the full benefits of your surgery. Healthy skin reflects in your appearance and keeps you looking and feeling your best.
Following these post-surgery skin care tips ensure the results from your procedure will look good for years to come.
Are you considering a cosmetic surgery procedure? Give us a call at Swan Centers 800-528-9650 to learn more.