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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

POST SURGERY PRECAUTIONS

Some guidelines to follow post surgeries.

Post Nose Surgery Precautions

- Make sure to take your medicine given to you by the hospital/clinic. I was given antibiotics and painkillers and I took them twice a day religiously for 2 weeks.

- Do avoid salty, spicy and greasy food for 3 weeks after surgery. Hot liquids and spicy foods will tend to dilate your blood vessels and lead to more bruising and swelling. I was on a liquid diet on the 2nd day post surgery, I had soup and porridge. On the 3rd day, i ate like normal. 

- Please avoid drinking and smoking for 3 weeks after surgery.

- Use an ice pack for the first few days after surgery and it should be placed over your eyes. This will help to reduce swelling and pain. I used this for about 4 times a day, 20 minutes each time, you can use this more if possible.

- During the first few days of surgery, bleeding may occur and makes it difficult to breathe. When bleeding occurs, please avoid wiping the blood from the nostrils but rather, wipe the blood from outside the nose area. Additionally, do not touch the insides of the nose or incision area as this may cause inflammation. Always go back to the clinic to get the nurse to clean it for you before stitches are out.

- Please sleep with elevated pillows, placing the upper body 30 degrees higher instead of lying flat on the bed. Sitting position helps to reduce swelling rather than lying position.

- Excessive swelling will occur during 72 hours after surgery. Major swelling will still last for one month while it will take 4-6 months for the whole swelling to be gone. Bruises may also occur around the nose but they will be gone within 1-2 weeks. Deviated nose or asymmetrical nostrils may be seen but this is due to different degree of swelling on each side. Please also make sure no pressure is applied on nose. If swelling is excessive, please contact your doctor immediately.

- Bandages will be applied on nose bridge in order to fix the nose implant. For simple rhinoplasty, bandage will be removed after 3 days of surgery. For reductive rhinoplasty, bandage will be removed after 10 days of surgery.

- For alar base reduction, stitches will be removed after 10 days of surgery. Stitches on ear incision will be removed after 7 days of surgery.

- Please wash your face on the day after stitch removal. Warm water is recommended to be applied and soap/facial cleanser can be used if it doesn't cause pain around the surgical area. If ear cartilage is taken out for nose tiplasty, please blow dry the incision after shower. Make up can be applied right after bandage removal. However, please avoid pressing the nose too hard.

- There is usually no scar if the incision is made inside the nostril.

- Avoid wearing eye glasses for 1 week as it may move the nose implant.

- Avoid heavy exercise for 3 weeks after surgery. However, light exercises such as walking is recommended to reduce swelling.

- If bleeding, heavy pressure, headache and nausea occur, please contact the doctor immediately. Patients are advised to go back to the clinic on the 1st day post surgery to get a check up and disinfection.

POST EYE SURGERY PRECAUTIONS

- Make sure to take your medicine given to you by the hospital/clinic. I was given antibiotics and painkillers and I took them twice a day religiously for 2 weeks.

- Do avoid salty, spicy and greasy food for 3 weeks after surgery. Hot liquids and spicy foods will tend to dilate your blood vessels and lead to more bruising and swelling.

- Please avoid drinking and smoking for 3 weeks after surgery.

- Avoid taking a nap on the day of surgery and make sure to open eyes naturally. Sitting position helps better to reduce swelling than lying position.

- Excessive swelling will occur 24 hours after surgery. Therefore, the ice pack MUST be used to reduce swelling. The excessive swelling will be gone within 3-5 days after surgery. Major swelling will still last for one month while it will take 4-6 months for the whole swelling to be gone. Asymmetrical eyes could be caused due to different degree of swelling on each eye. After swelling is gone, the symmetrical eyes will be seen in most cases.

- No stitches are removed after non-incisional eyelid surgery. However, stitch removal is incisional double eyelid surgery and canthoplasty 5 days after surgery.

- Please wash your face on the day after stitch removal.

- Non- incision double eyelid surgery won't leave scars as the surgery is performed through small holes. Redness around the surgical area may occur from canthoplasty and incisional double eyelids for 3-6 months. However, it can be easily covered with concealor. After one year, there will be just one fine line without redness. Therefore, the scar will be almost invisible without make up. Post and pre-surgery precautions are very impt to follow as it may cause big scars, asymmetrical eyes, multiple folds etc due to bleeding during surgery.

- Avoid heavy exercise for 3 weeks after surgery. However, light exercises such as walking is recommended to reduce swelling. From the 4th day post surgery, i was walking around Jeju and Seoul every day from morning till night.

- If bleeding, heavy pressure, headache and nausea occur, please contact the doctor immediately. Patients are advised to go back to the clinic on the 1st day post surgery to get a check up and disinfection.

POST FATS GRAFT SURGERY PRECAUTIONS

- Make sure to take your medicine given to you by the hospital/clinic. I was given antibiotics and painkillers and I took them twice a day religiously for 2 weeks.

- Do avoid salty, spicy and greasy food for 3 weeks after surgery. Hot liquids and spicy foods will tend to dilate your blood vessels and lead to more bruising and swelling.

- Please avoid drinking and smoking for 3 weeks after surgery.

- Please sleep with elevated pillows, placing the upper body 30 degrees higher instead of lying flat on the bed. Sitting position helps to reduce swelling rather than lying position. Avoid using heated blanket which could cause skin burn as the surgical area may not be as sensitive due to anesthesia.

- Avoid facial massage as it may reduce survival rate of injected fat cells. Also, please do not press or irritate surgical areas.

- Face wash and make up can be done after 3 days of surgery. During 3-4 days post surgery, surgical area will be disinfected and tapped with bandages.

- Extracted fat area especially on thighs or abdomen willl have redness after stitch removal. However, it will turn into original skin colour as time goes by.

- Avoid heavy exercise for 3 weeks after surgery. However, light exercises such as walking is recommended to reduce swelling. From the 4th day post surgery, i was walking around Jeju and Seoul every day from morning till night.

- If bleeding, heavy pressure, headache and nausea occur, please contact the doctor immediately. Patients are advised to go back to the clinic on the 1st day post surgery to get a check up and disinfection.

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WHY DID I HEAL SO FAST?
The consultant and nurses at the clinics were really amazed by how fast i healed, the major swelling were almost all gone in less than 2 weeks. My friends also mentioned i healed at an incredible speed and they asked me what I did for that.

Well, during the first 2 weeks of recovery, i was particularly cautious when it came to my diet. I made sure I had the right intake of fruits and protein cuz these aid recovery. I ate lots of meat, lots of strawberries and pineapple juice, not to mention, alot of veggies. It was good being in Korea during my recovery as their meals had lots and lots of veggies! Had pumpkin soup but not alot of this though.

One more thing i really need to mention which i strongly believed played a very big part in my fast recovery was PURTIER. My best friend kept asking me to take a bottle of it for one month immediately after surgery because it accelerates the recovery of cells using the stem cell technology, honestly i read about this product and even my mum says it's good. I didn't want to take it initially cuz it was quite costly. 

However, on the 2nd day post surgery, I was very frustrated with the fact that i cannot breathe and was practically choking on my own mucus, i couldn't sleep and couldn't bathe and wash my hair, i felt terrible, i couldn't stand it anymore and wanted this terrible feeling to disappear ASAP so i asked for Purtier (as i didn't have any pills that aided healing or deswelling with me) and my best friend who brought it over to Korea gave me some. I started taking it from then until now.

Check out my swelling especially around my eyes, i just took Purtier for 2 days (i took 2 pills a day) and the swelling subsided so much, I am amazed myself too. However, after taking 2 pills a day for about 5 days, i stopped and cut down to 1 pill a day only. (cuz i can't bear to finish it so fast and i felt that the hardest period was over and the following days were so much easier to deal with)
I did not edit the above picture at all and did not use any filters. These pics are taken with natural lighting.

My latest recovery picture.








7 comments:

Hanna Sunarni said...

So speechless to see yours... amazing look then...

Donna Lyn said...

Wow, What a amazing look! It is really appreciable. Post care is very important for Plastic Surgery. But I think it is depend on the clinic you select is not it? Plastic surgery in SeoulPlastic surgery in Seoul is better option for this. Hope we will get many more important post like this in future from you

neha verma said...

Blepharoplasty incisions are made in the fold or crease of the upper eyelids and right at the lash line of the lower eyelids.
thanks
Neha Verma

Shilpa said...

Eyelid surgery, or Blepharoplasty, the cost, potential risks, recovery guidance and the type of results you can expect after the procedure.

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Hi...
cosmetic surgery is better option for reshape your body, and beautiful look.

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