Once you decide to have a cosmetic surgery, you have to be aware of the fact that you will still to go through some healing afterwards. There’s no magical cosmetic surgery without any recovery time, so be ready to embrace the recovery process. Surgeries can turn your life upside down and sometimes it may take even a couple of weeks or months for your body to fully recover and you will have to make certain lifestyle changes. But, there’s no need to despair, as there are numerous natural ways which will help you get back on your feet soon.
When it comes to reaching full body recovery, food plays a vital role. Yes, you are what you eat and what you strive to become can only be supported by right eating choices. Opt for food rich in anti-oxidants. Surgeries release free radicals and that’s why your body is instantly in a dire need of anti-oxidants. Choose vegetables which are best when cooked, whereas you should enjoy raw or juiced fruits. Raw vegetable and fruit juices are really easy to digest, so you can speed up the process of getting back to eating more solid foods after the surgery. Leek, garlic, onion, eggplants, pumpkins, mangoes are great for your body. Opt for flavonoids you can find in green tea to detox your body. Tomatoes, watermelon and pink grapefruit are rich in the much needed lycopene. To get enough selenium and zinc increase the intake of seafood. Of course, don’t neglect vitamin C found in lemons, limes, oranges, berries and the almighty spinach.
Your surgeon is the one to blame
If you undergo a cosmetic surgery, you’re more likely to have a longer recovery period. There is a big difference between plastic surgery and professional cosmetic surgery procedures, meaning that cosmetic surgeons are mostly experts in different areas of medicine, unlike plastic ones who are highly specialized in their branch. Cosmetic surgeons are also certified by other, significantly less strict boards and may not be skilful enough to perform the surgery. That is why some patients experience some heavy recoveries and even disastrous results. An important thing to do is consider who you trust with performing a surgery on you. A right decision means shorter recovery period.
Herbs are your most reliable ally
Since the ancient times, people relied on herbs to treat inflammation. The chamomile flowers are brimming with essential oils which are believed to have anti-inflammatory properties which lead to improved wound healing and boost the immune system. Ginseng will help you successfully fight post-op stress. Ginkgo biloba helps nerve function regeneration after surgery, and is especially useful for healing after reconstructive surgery.
Water, water everywhere
You need to hydrate, hydrate and hydrate all over again. Our body is 80% water and it craves more of it. Water will sweep away the accumulated toxins and clear the leftover medication substances from your body. Drinking at least 7 glasses of water per day will help rejuvenate your skin inside out and help you get rid of the toxins. Cheers!
Pamper your skin
You need to treat your skin like royalty. You want your healing to go without any kind of discoloration whether you undergo a cosmetic or plastic surgery. Baby your skin by using gentle organic products. Non-soap cleansers are perfect for post-surgery skin cleaning as well as fragrance-free moisturizers. Cut down on makeup and use mineral-based products which are proven to pamper your facial skin. What’s more, avoid excessive sun exposure. You really need to be super vigilant about protecting your skin, so opt for sunscreen which blocks the dreadful UVA rays. Don’t go for sunscreen with SPF higher than 40 because it could block your pores.
Surgery may expose you to a plethora of toxins which linger in your body. That’s why you should choose natural healing to recover after a cosmetic surgery. With healthy food, especially herbs and a plenty of water and skincare, you will back on your feet in no time.