Post-Operative Care

Cautions to Note

General Cautions After Surgery

It is extremely important to take proper care of the wound after surgery, in order to achieve the best results in a safe manner.

Drinking alcohol, smoking, vigorous exercise, and stress are prohibited for one month after surgery. Alcohol causes infection and inflammation. Smoking constricts the blood vessels, which delays wound healing.

In order to control bleeding, do not take aspirin or aspirin-like medicine without your doctor’s permission.

Using the sauna or hot tub, or partaking in vigorous exercise is prohibited for one month after surgery.

Abnormal sensitivity such as itchiness, throbbing, or pins and needles, is normal during the recovery process. If you have allergic itchiness, please visit the clinic for a prescription.

On the day of your operation, please avoid washing your face or taking a shower. Take extra care not to expose the surgical area to cosmetic products and irritants such as dust, dirt, wind, and pollen.

Please make sure to visit the clinic for your regular checkups and treatment, as scheduled in consultation with your doctor, and follow our instructions carefully.

Driving immediately after surgery is prohibited.

It’s very common for postoperative pain, swelling, and bruising to appear differently on each side. These conditions can differ depending on the individual’s physical characteristics. Swelling is normally at a maximum three to four days after surgery.

Please check the specific cautions relating to your surgery and follow the instructions carefully. We hope all of our patients have a fast recovery and the best results.

Eye Surgery

Don't

  • Do not remove any bandages by yourself. At your checkup, bandages will be removed by the nurse.
  • If possible, please avoid any actions which put pressure on the eyes such as sneezing, laughing, or blowing your nose.
  • Do not rub, scratch or massage the surgical site for about six months.

Recommendations

  • Please take medication as instructed.
  • Please apply a small amount of ointment to the wound with a sterilized cotton swab one to two times per day.
  • Please keep the surgical area clean.

Face Washing and Showering

  • For one week, do not let water touch the eyes.
  • You can take a shower on the day of surgery, but keep your eyes away from the water.

Makeup

  • Makeup can be worn two to three days after stitch removal.
  • Please do not rub the surgical area for one month.
  • Contact lenses can be worn two weeks after surgery.

Sleep

  • Please keep the surgical site higher than chest level by using a high pillow. Also, sleep on your back.
  • For one to two months after ptosis correction, you may experience difficulty closing your eyes. Don’t worry: this will return to normal as time passes.

Swelling, Bruising & Scar Care

  • Apply an ice pack for the first three days after surgery, then apply a warm pack for the next three days.
  • Sitting and walking is better than lying down on the bed for deswelling.
  • Eye-opening exercises are recommended for deswelling: practice looking up without using your eyebrows, while lowering your chin.

Meals and Daily Routine

  • For three to five days, please avoid spicy, salty, greasy and strong-tasting food.
  • Normal daily activities are OK, but you may experience eye irritation and difficulty opening your eyes.

Bleeding and Pain

  • For three to five days, please avoid spicy, salty, greasy and strong-tasting food.
  • Normal daily activities are OK, but you may experience eye irritation and difficulty opening your eyes

Rhinoplasty

Don't

  • For one day after surgery, there will be packing inside the nose to stop bleeding. Please do not remove the packing by yourself and keep breathing through the mouth until the packing is removed.
  • The cast on the nose will be removed seven days after surgery. Do not remove it by yourself.
  • If possible, please avoid any actions which put pressure on the nose such as sneezing, laughing, or blowing your nose.

Recommendations

  • Please take medication as instructed.
  • Please apply a small amount of ointment to the wound with a sterilized cotton swab one to two times per day.
  • We recommend having regular check-ups two months, three months, six months, and one year after surgery.
  • Please disinfect the surgical area as instructed.

Face Washing and Showering

  • For one week, do not let water touch the nose.
  • You can take a shower on the day of surgery, but keep your nose away from the water.

Makeup

  • Makeup can be worn one day after stitch removal. However, if possible, it is better not to wear makeup around the wound.
  • Be gentle when removing makeup, especially around the nose.
  • Glasses and sunglasses can be worn two months after surgery.

Sleep

  • Please keep the surgical site higher than chest level by using a high pillow. Also, sleep flat on your back for one month.
  • Please avoid putting pressure on the ear if ear cartilage is harvested during the operation.

Swelling, Bruising & Scar Care

  • Apply an ice pack for the first three days after surgery, then apply a warm pack for the next three days.
  • The nose may appear upturned immediately after surgery. This effect will normally disappear and the nose will look natural in three months.

Meals and Daily Routine

  • For three to five days, please avoid spicy, salty, greasy and strong tasting food.
  • Please take precautions to avoid catching a cold after surgery. Using a humidifier will help to alleviate dry nasal passages.

Bleeding and Pain

  • If a scab forms on the wound, please do not forcibly remove it. Soften the scab with a saline solution and remove gently.

Lifting

Don't

  • If possible, please avoid any actions which put pressure on the facial muscles, such as sneezing, laughing, or blowing your nose.
  • It is a normal part of the recovery process to experience difficulty opening the mouth immediately after surgery. Do not fight against this feeling. Please practice opening the mouth gradually. It will return to normal after the recovery process.

Recommendations

  • Please take medication as instructed.
  • We recommend having regular check-ups two months, three months, six months, and one year after surgery.
  • Remove the dressing from the face one day after surgery and continue wearing the compression garment for two months.

Face Washing and Showering

  • For one week, do not let water touch the surgical sites.
  • You can take a shower on the day of surgery, but keep the surgical areas away from the water.

Makeup

  • Makeup can be worn one day after stitch removal. If possible, it is better not to wear makeup around the wound.
  • Be gentle when removing makeup to avoid irritation.

Sleep

  • Please keep the surgical site higher than chest level by using a high pillow. Also, sleep flat on your back.
  • Please avoid putting any pressure on the ear if ear cartilage is harvested during the operation.

Swelling, Bruising & Scar Care

  • Apply an ice pack for the first three days after surgery, then apply a warm pack for the next three days.
  • Until six months after surgery, the surgical area in which the thread has been inserted may appear irregular (rippling and dimples). This will become natural as time passes.

Meals and Daily Routine

  • Please avoid hard or tough food for three to five days after surgery. Also avoid spicy, salty, greasy and strong tasting food. Regular and balanced meals help recovery from surgery.
  • Please do not have acupressure massages for six months after surgery.
  • Please avoid resting the chin on your hand.

Bleeding and Pain

  • When the bandages are removed, you may experience some pain as the bandages detach from the skin.
  • In the case of acute pain, please take pain medication such as Tylenol to relieve the pain.

Liposuction

Don't

  • On the day of surgery, avoid undertaking too much activity and rest fully at home for complete recovery from anesthesia.
  • Start wearing a compression garment from the day after surgery or after removing the dressings.

Recommendations

  • Please take medication as instructed.
  • We recommend having regular check-ups two months, three months, six months, and one year after surgery.
  • The compression garment helps to reduce swelling and helps the skin become stable at the right place. Please wear it for at least two to three months.
  • For best results, it is useful to undergo dietetic treatment and exercise.

Face Washing and Showering

  • You can take a shower after stitches have been removed from the site where fat was taken.

Makeup

  • When removing makeup, please do not irritate the surgical area.
  • In the case of buccal fat or double chin liposuction, makeup can be worn three days after removing the dressings.

Sleep

  • Please keep the surgical site higher than chest level by using a high pillow. Also, sleep flat on your back.

Swelling, Bruising & Scar Care

  • Apply an ice pack for the first three days after surgery, then apply a warm pack for the next three days.
  • Your weight may remain the same or increase immediately after liposuction. Your weight immediately after surgery includes weight from fluid and swelling. Please weigh yourself again two weeks after surgery for an accurate measurement.

Meals and Daily Routine

  • Increasing your fluid intake can aid recovery.
  • Avoid spicy, salty, greasy and strong-tasting food. Regular and balanced meals help recovery from surgery.
  • From two months after surgery, light exercise is recommended for a better figure.

Bleeding and Pain

  • Recovery is often painless, but you may experience pain at the donor site.
  • Itchiness is normal during the recovery process. If you have allergic itchiness, please visit the clinic for a prescription.
  • In the case of acute pain, please take pain medication such as Tylenol to relieve the pain.
  • Swelling is a normal part of the recovery process after surgery. This will normally reduce as time passes. If not, please request a prescription from the hospital.

Breast Surgery

Don't

  • On the day of breast surgery, avoid undertaking too much activity and rest fully at home.
  • Please do not remove the bandages wrapping your chest until the treatment day.

Recommendations

  • Please take the medication as instructed.
  • We recommend having regular check-ups two months, three months, six months, and one year after surgery.
  • A corrective bra helps deswelling and prevents implant malposition. Please start wearing a corrective bra one week after surgery until two to three months after surgery. Following this, please wear a wireless bra until six months after surgery.

Face Washing and Showering

  • You can take a shower three days after stitch removal.

Exercise

  • Please refrain from lifting heavy objects, raising your arms overhead, or hanging from anything for three to four days after surgery.
  • Strolling or stretching is recommended for a faster recovery.

Sleep

  • Please keep the surgical site higher than chest level by using a high pillow. Also, sleep flat on your back.

Swelling, Bruising & Scar Care

  • It’s very common for postoperative pain, swelling, and bruising to appear differently on each side. These conditions can differ depending on the individual’s physical characteristics. Swelling is normally at a maximum three to four days after surgery.
  • When resting, sitting down is better than lying down.
  • The wound condition can differ depending on the individual’s physical characteristic. Until six months after surgery, the wound color may appear reddish. This color will fade away over the course of one year. This condition can be improved with ointment or laser treatment.

Meals and Daily Routine

  • Increasing your fluid intake can aid recovery.
  • Avoid spicy, salty, greasy and strong-tasting food. Regular and balanced meals help recovery from surgery.
  • From two months after surgery, light exercise is recommended for a better figure.

Bleeding and Pain

  • Recovery is often painless, but you may experience pain at the donor site.
  • Itchiness is normal during the recovery process. If you have allergic itchiness, please visit the clinic for a prescription.
  • In the case of acute pain, please take pain medication such as Tylenol to relieve the pain.
  • Swelling is a normal part of the recovery process after surgery. This will normally reduce as time passes. If not, please request a prescription from the hospital.

Face Contouring

Don't

  • On the day of face contouring surgery, avoid undertaking too much activity and rest fully at home.
  • Do not remove any bandages by yourself. At your checkup, bandages will be removed by the nurse.
  • It is a normal part of the recovery process to experience difficulty opening the mouth immediately after surgery. Do not fight against this feeling. Please practice opening the mouth gradually. It will return to normal after the recovery process.
  • After general anesthesia, you may experience sputum or sputum with blood. It is OK to spit out the sputum, but please refrain from any activities that put pressure on the surgical areas, such as coughing.

Recommendations

  • Please take medication as instructed.
  • We recommend having regular check-ups two months, three months, six months, and one year after surgery.
  • A compression garment helps to reduce swelling and helps the skin become stable at the right place. Please wear a compression garment for about two months.
  • Please gargle with antiseptic mouthwash every time you drink or eat something for the first seven days.

Face Washing and Showering

  • Do not wash your face on the day of surgery. Please rinse your mouth with antiseptic mouthwash for the first two weeks, and start brushing your teeth two weeks after surgery.
  • You can wash your hair from five days after surgery.

Makeup

  • Makeup can be worn after removal of the bandages and dressings on the face.
  • When removing makeup, please do not irritate the surgical area.

Sleep

  • Please keep the surgical site higher than the heart and maintain a half-sitting position after surgery. It helps if you sleep while keeping your head high. This will allow you to breathe better and snore less. Also, please sleep flat on your back.

Swelling, Bruising & Scar Care

  • Apply an ice pack for the first three days after surgery, then apply a warm pack for the next three days.

Meals and Daily Routine

  • Please avoid hard or tough food. Take liquid or smooth food, such as water, milk, fruit juice, and yogurt, for seven days after surgery. Please eat little and often.
  • For three to five days, please avoid spicy, strong-tasting, and hot food.
  • Do not use a straw for the first three weeks.
  • If you received surgery for a square chin or on the cheekbones, please avoid hard or tough food for one month after surgery.

Bleeding and Pain

  • You may experience pain at the surgical site for three days after surgery. In some cases, it can affect your day to day life.
  • In the case of acute pain, please take prescribed pain medication from the hospital to relieve the pain.
  • After surgery, you may experience nosebleeds. Do not blow the nose, but rather gently wipe off the blood.

Petit

Don't

  • If possible, please avoid any actions which put pressure on the facial muscles, such as sneezing, laughing, and blowing the nose.

Recommendations

  • Please take medication as instructed.
  • The duration before touch-ups can differ between areas. Generally, better effects and results can be achieved by having a touch-up of botox in one to three months, and filler in two to three weeks.
  • Please keep Duoderm on the wound for two days.

Face Washing and Showering

  • You can take a shower on the day of surgery, but do not irritate the areas of the procedure.

Makeup

  • Makeup can be worn immediately after the procedures.
  • When removing makeup, please do not irritate the areas of the procedure.

Sleep

  • Please sleep flat on your back so as not to irritate the procedure areas.

Swelling, Bruising & Scar Care

  • You may experience some subtle swelling. This can differ depending on an individual’s physical characteristics.
  • Immediately after the procedures, you may experience some subtle bruising and pain, but it is difficult to see with the naked eye. This will normally improve as time passes, so don’t worry.

Meals and Daily Routine

  • There are no limitations or recommendations, but in the case of mandible botox, please refrain from chewing gum or eating stiff food.

Bleeding and Pain

  • After filler injections, if the color of the surgical area becomes abnormally black, please come back to the clinic to dissolve the filler.