Going through cosmetic surgery is a thrilling procedure for most patients, as it effects in better self-esteem and look. Reasonably, most of the patients want to hurry their recovery process so they can enjoy these variations and return to their normal daily activities and habits fast.

Tup Ingram points out important steps to follow after going through cosmetic surgery procedure

Nashville, Tennessee-based plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Tup Ingram is a veteran cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon. He says that it is important to note that every patient and process is dissimilar; so many things can affect the recovery time. But, the recovery process can be made a little faster by following some of the below mentioned tips.

  • It is quite natural to go through pain, bruises and swelling as they are the part of the recovery process. However, you should not try to push through or overlook the pain, but it is vital to take any pain management medication recommended by the doctor. But do not take any over the counter drugs or herbal medications as they make cause further health complications.
  • Avoid going to the gym as working out can elevate blood pressure, which can increase bleeding, bruising, and inflammation. It is always better to consult with the doctor before going to gym.
  • Follow the instructions provided by the doctor and try to stick to it. Remember that the instruction provided by your doctor may differ from another doctor as the conditions of the patients are not similar.
  • Refrain from taking alcoholic beverages and avoid smoking. Usually, doctors recommend people to avoid smoking and drinking prior to surgery but that do not mean one can start with them after the procedure is over. Understand that drinking and smoking can affect your circulation and delay the healing process. Moreover, it can also lead to serious complications during recovery.
  • In case you have gone through any type of facial surgery, such as a face lift it is better to apply ice as this helps to reduce swelling. Even if you have bandages covering the surgery area, you may need to occasionally use ice on it. In case of surgical procedures, such as breast augmentation the doctor may ask you to wear a compression garment for several weeks. Do not ignore the significance of these garments as they can assist the body to control swelling and bruising. Moreover, the pressure from the compression garments may make scars lenient, flatter and less noticeable, as well.

Dr. Tup Ingram has been associated with non-profit organizations such as Operation Smile, Habitat for Humanity, Viennese Opera Ball of New York City, and Doctors Without Borders. Being a leading plastic and reconstructive surgeon, he says that one should remember that the recovery process following cosmetic surgery varies from patient to patient, and just as significantly, the type and number of processes you choose to go through. As of now Dr. Ingram is associated with the Tennessee Medical Association, and American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery as well as American Medical Association.