We have added some frequently asked post-surgery tips for your convenience, Any additional questions or advice needed? Don’t hesitate to ask. Dr. V provides timely after care and consultations for all of her patients.
Should I apply special scar creams or gels?After a satisfactory wound check, which is usually after 10 days, you can start massaging the scars. The act of massaging itself is most beneficial for active scars. In normal scars with a regular flat appearance Dr. Rotsaert recommends you moisturise with whatever moisturiser works best for you personally. Do this twice a day. Sun protection with a total sun block SPF50 is key for as long as there is scar activity. You can assess scar activity by its redness, Hypertophic or keloid scars warrant tailored treatments like scar creams, silicone patches or steroid injections. This will be prescribed during your follow-up visits with Dr, Rotsaert
Which bra should I wear after aesthetic breast surgery?Dr. Rotsaert recommends wearing a good front-close post-surgery bra day and night as this is the best possible bandage to wear after aesthetic breast surgery. Refrain from wearing underwired bras for 6 weeks. Click here for a full post-surgery garment guide.
Can I shower after surgery?Dr. Rotsaert usually recommends her patients to refrain from showering the first 48 hours after general anaesthesia as a precaution since she doesn't want you to feel dizzy or potentially pass out in the shower. Showers, hairwash with shampoo and conditioner are allowed after face and neck lifts. The same applies for drainless tummy tucks or breast procedures as well as arm and thigh lifts or labiaplasties.
What should I do after surgery?
Take it easy, relax, don’t be hard on yourself. Now is not the time to start a crazy diet as your body needs energy. Don’t listen to often well-meant advice from friends and relatives. If you have serious queries, discuss them with your doctor.
You can absolutely walk, try to walk a decent amount as being immobile during the post-operative period increases the chance of developing a so-called deep vein thrombosis. On some occasions you might be given low molecular weight heparin shots as to prevent these clots from arising, e.g. after tummy tuck or thigh lift surgery.