DRUGS

  • The Doctor B Team will inform you about the medications you need to take. Keep in mind that your pain will diminish day by day and you will need to reduce the dosage of painkillers proportionally.
  • Do not exceed the prescribed quantity in a day.
  • Take your medications according to the instructions given by Doctor B.

 

DIET

  • You should continue your normal diet.
  • Take sufficient amounts of fluid and try to drink an average of 8 glasses of water per day.
  • If you use antibiotics, we recommend that you consume yogurt when your therapy is completed so that the effects of antibiotics on your bowel will be alleviated.

 

USE OF COMPRESSION GARMENTS

  • Besides following a proper diet, compression garments are other vital parts of the post-surgical recovery process.
  • For a healthy circulation system. Compression garments hold tissues and muscles in place and facilitate healthy circulation
  • Help you recover faster. Proper use of compression garments supports the affected tissues during the healing period and also protects them from possible traumas.
  • They reduce edema.Compression garments exert the right amount of pressure to the right areas to fight edema.
  • They improve your posture and overall form.Compression garments lead your muscles and tissues to take a certain form. This is useful for achieving a good posture and aesthetic general contours.
  • Your nurse will show you how to use the compression garments.
  • We recommend that you wear them for at least 3 weeks. Depending on your procedure, the scheduled timing will be communicated to you by your nurse.
  • It is useful for you to wear your corset with the help of a companion at the beginning.
  • Take off your compression garment before you take a shower. Wear it after you thoroughly dry yourself . Do not put it on wet skin.
  • You may experience some dizziness when you take off your corset in the beginning; therefore, it is better if you move slowly.
  • If it irritates your skin, you can wear a lightweight t-shirt made of cotton inside the compression garment.

 

ACTIVITIES

IMPORTANT: To reduce the risk of blood clotting after surgery, we recommend that you walk for at least 5 minutes every hour when you are awake.

SHOWER: You can take a shower 1 to 3 days after the surgery unless Doctor B instructs you otherwise. Do not take a bath in the bathtub, do not swim, and stay away from jacuzzi or hammam for 3 weeks.

SLEEPING POSITION

BBL and Total Body Reshaping: Lie in the side position for 3 weeks. You can place a pillow between your knees.

Abdominal Lift:By placing a pillow on your back, you can lie down with your shoulders elevated making an angle of 15-30 degrees. We recommend that you wait for 2 months to take the prone position.

Arm Lift:We recommend that you sleep lying on your back. You can support your body by placing pillows under your armpits.

Breast aesthetics: We recommend that you sleep lying in the supine position with a pillow on your back. You can also support your body with pillows placed under your armpits.

Facial surgery: We recommend that you lie on your back elevated by 15-20 cm with pillows.

Leg aesthetics:We recommend you to lie on your back with your legs elevated by 15 cm with pillows beneath.

For other surgeries, you can sleep in a comfortable position unless Doctor B instructs you otherwise.

 

MOVEMENTS and EXERCISE:

  • In the beginning, take short and slow walks for several days after the surgery. We recommend you to lean slightly forward for a few days to prevent tension in your tummy after the abdominal lift.
  • Do not push, pull or lift anything heavier than 4 kilos for one month.
  • Do not engage in any strenuous activities or workouts for 6 weeks. Gradually and slowly increase the duration of workouts at each phase when you feel comfortable.
  • Do not engage in sexual activities for at least 2 to 3 weeks until you feel ready.

FURTHER PROCESSES:

  • You may feel some pain and discomfort for three to four weeks. We would like to remind you that these feelings will diminish day by day.
  • If any sutures are present, they will be removed in one to two weeks after the surgery. The sutures will be removed by the nurses in our hospital.
  • A few weeks after the surgery, there may be a pulling feeling in the suture area, which is natural, indicating that your inner sutures are being absorbed.
  • There may be some numbness around the incision line and it will disappear over time. It may take up to one year for the sensation to return.
  • Surgical incisions are usually thin at first, then, they thicken slightly becoming red, and then, they begin to fade away. In general, this process may take more than 1 year depending on your skin type and color.

1 week later: 

  • After the 1st week, you will notice that you recover quickly each day.
  • Continue cleaning your wounds as instructed by our nurses. You can take a shower. Do not take a hot shower. Do not remove the surgical adhesives. Do not scratch. Apply the recommended moisturizers to your entire body.
  • Take your antibiotic medications as instructed.
  • Use painkillers and muscle relaxants only according to the instructions.
  • Wear your compression garment all day long, except for a shower.
  • Engage in regular walking. It is critically important to walk every day to prevent the formation of blood clots.
  • Avoid movements like jumping.
  • Establish a healthy diet. Do not smoke. Do not consume alcohol. 

4 weeks later:

  • You should maintain the initial procedures of care while continuing your normal daily activities.
  • Avoid lifting weights. Do not engage in sports like tennis, golf, or softball. Avoid engaging in aerobic exercises that may force you to jump. You can start workouts, but do not perform any movements that will cause you to move against any weight, pressure or resistance.
  • Do not enter excessively warm and damp environments such as steambaths, hammams, and saunas.
  • Do not smoke. Because smoking will consume the oxygen, which is essential to your body; it can result in large and swollen scarring, healing poorly, even if your incisions have already been restored.
  • Protect yourself from the effects of the sun. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight. If you are outdoors, apply to your body at least a type of sunscreen at an SPF of 30 at least 30 minutes before the sun exposure. Your skin will be very sensitive to sun rays in this period with a tendency for irregular and dark hyperpigmentation.

 

The weeks after:

  • The healing process will continue and your body will gradually begin to take its final shape.
  • Continue your regular fitness routine starting from week 4 onwards. However; note that the site of intervention in your body may need some time to restore its previous strength.
  • Discomfort, tightness, and tingling will gradually disappear after the 1st month. 

The first year:

  • Keep following your healthy diet, maintain your fit lifestyle, and avoid sun exposure.
  • If you experience any problems with your scars, do not hesitate to contact us.
  • You can call us anytime you need for your concerns.

 

WARNING: IMMEDIATELY CALL DOCTOR B TEAM IF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS OCCUR

  • High fever (body temperature above 101ºF or 38ºCelsius), severe vomiting and nausea, dizziness or inconsistent behavior like hallucinations
  • Any uncontrollable pain, even if you take painkillers
  • Bright red skin that is warm to the touch
  • Excessive bleeding or leaking fluid coming through the incision
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • A localized, severely established bruising

To relieve any discomfort and reduce swelling, you can apply a cool/cold compress for a period not longer than 20 minutes. Do not contact ice compresses directly with your skin.

 

Instructions for care for the incisions and scars

You are under our care as long as you are in our hospital. The Doctor B Team will give you the instructions for incision care before you leave our hospital. Please follow these instructions carefully. Unless otherwise specified, you should apply the recommended creams to your incisions as instructed. When showering, water may flow over the incisions, but do not scrub over the incisions. After showering, gently dry of the incisions, compressing with a clean towel. If you use a compression garment, put it on when all moisture is dried off.

Scarring may be caused by any injuries or surgery on your skin. While most of the scars improve over time, some may become more pronounced. This depends on many factors; including the location of the scar in your body, your age, and your genetic predisposition.

You will observe the changes in your scars over time during the healing process. Minor changes will occur in the first ten days. There may be some redness on the incision line after this process. This is extremely normal. This redness may increase from 2 to 4 months but eventually becomes much better. Most of the time it takes 1-2 years for the scars to take their final shapes.

Although there are many products on the market, claiming that they improve the appearance of scars; never use any product without receiving approval from the Doctor B Team. Depending on the procedures you underwent, we will prescribe you a variety of appropriate products.

Especially, the small incisions made by Doctor B during the liposculpture process will heal within a few weeks. You will not need to exercise extra care.

Yes, avoid exposing your scar to sunlight and use a type of sunscreen of at least 30 SPF for at least one year.

Do not use a product containing hydrogen peroxide on your scars as this substance hinders healing. Recommendations Get some rest Your body renews itself and undergoes detoxification in your sleep. Drink water! Water is necessary for the healing processes of our body and helps to eliminate the medications, which tend to accumulate in the body. Follow a proper diet Your body needs proteins, carbohydrates, and calcium; as well as other nutrients, to regenerate your tissue. Follow a balanced and correct diet. Move gently. Moving reduces edema, accelerates healing, and facilitates circulation. Be careful not to make sudden movements. Drink carrot juice! Carrot juice is rich in nutrients such as potassium and antioxidants; which contribute to skin healing. Take care of your scars and incision sites! Many sites of surgery begin to heal within a few days. Act patiently! If you have any questions regarding their appearance, consult the Doctor B Team. Attend your appointments: The appointments provide you with the opportunity to ask your questions about your scar tissue, movement problems, and the stages of healing. Be sure to proceed without skipping your appointments.

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