You might be beating yourself up about now for deciding to schedule your plastic surgery during the summer. Don’t despair though, there are many ways to still enjoy your summer and vacation time even though you are having a plastic surgery procedure. Here are 6 tips for recovering from plastic surgery during the summer.
Choose Procedures With Short Recovery Times
Mommy makeover procedures with surgeries including breast augmentation, breast lifts, and tummy tucks are all good choices if you decide to have your surgery during the summer months. You will be out and about within weeks looking and feeling like a new woman.
Stay Indoors Where It’s Cool
Venturing outside and sitting in the sun is not a good idea this summer. Find a cozy spot inside your home or under a good umbrella and read, listen to your favorite music, or maybe even binge watch a few shows you missed during the winter. If you have had body contouring surgery, you probably need to wear compression garments. These will be more comfortable in your air-conditioned home rather than outside.
Use Your Vacation Time Wisely
Give yourself time to recover and relax. Take the time you’ve saved up during the year and use it to stay at home, rest, and recover. That is definitely the best use of your time.
Stick To Water
Keep drinking water every day. You kept hydrated prior to your plastic surgery, but now it is just as important. The surgery itself can cause you to be dehydrated, so the more water the better, especially on really hot days. In addition, it will help you heal faster.
Avoid All Water Bodies
That includes oceans, pools, lakes, and anything that can contain bacteria and cause infection. Talk with Dr. Wendy Gottlieb about when you could venture into the water. It might not be this summer, but grin and bear it. The water will be there next summer, so focus on how beautiful you will look then.
Plan Ahead If You Have Children
Roundup extra help if there are kiddos in your home. Summer is usually the time for day camps, sleepovers, and play dates, so that should give you some time to get the rest you need. Take advantage of any help offered.
Contact Dr. Wendy Gottlieb at (703) 668-9499 if you have any questions about plastic surgery and recovery during the summer.