A: In addition to an ideal surgical procedure, good results need favourable healing responses. Excessive soft tissue, as well as prolonged inflammation, tends to complicate the healing process and thus lessening the cosmetic results. As such, controlling the post inflammation and operative swelling is crucial.
While these things are unavoidable, excellent aftercare can reduce the inflammatory effects of the surgery and therefore optimise the cosmetic results. And of course, excellent care is most beneficial right after surgery, when the tissues are most vulnerable to blood pressure elevations. Whether it’s pain, experiencing anxiety, vomiting, climbing stairs or carrying a suitcase, increase in blood pressure will certainly increase the bruising, inflammation and swelling beyond what is already there.
Since in-hospital care provides the advantage of round the clock nursing, and intravenous medication administration, control of blood pressure, anxiety, pain, infection and prevention of nausea are all enhanced beyond what you can get at home. As such, it is advisable to stay overnight at the hospital after the procedure even if you do not like the idea. This is a vital stage of recovery and has a huge impact on the overall results.