So you’ve finally taken the plunge! You got that cosmetic procedure you so profoundly desired – please allow us at Anous Esthetic Surgery to be among the first to congratulate you! We commend your bravery and initiative in taking your appearance and confidence into your own hands.
Now, with your surgery complete, your focus shifts to making a speedy, stress-free recovery. Whether you have undergone a noninvasive facial peel or a more comprehensive adjustment such as a breast augmentation, Anous Esthetic Surgery would like to offer you advice on concealing any tell-tale signs of your procedure.
We fully appreciate how important it is that you get back to your everyday routine quicksmart. We also know that you don’t want to flaunt to the world the fact that you have just ‘had some work done.’ To achieve this, we recommend a concealing makeup routine and selecting dress wear that will keep you cozy for fall while giving any lesions from the surgery space to heal.
The Road to Recovery
Depending on which procedure you are recovering from, you can expect to wait anywhere from a few days to a few months for your body to fully recuperate. Accordingly, how you choose to hide any evidence of your procedure depends on the area of your body you had enhanced.
Any recovery strategy should include healthy eating with a diverse range of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and treats with plenty of water to provide your body with the nutrition and vitamins it craves during this recovery period.
Starting at the top, the facial region receives the most attention from cosmetic and plastic surgeons. Last year, upwards of 12 million surgical and non-surgical procedures were performed on American faces, ranging from Botox and filler injections to nose reshaping, eyelid surgery, and facelifts.
Minimally invasive procedures such as Botox injections, soft tissue fillers, and chemical peels cause minimal trauma to the face. Mild bruising, discoloration, and swelling are typical temporary results that accompany such procedures. In these cases, your best option is to hide any evidence using makeup discreetly.
Products such as liquid foundation and loose powder are ideal choices for concealing any bruising around an injection site or blending any skin tone that might be red after a chemical peel. We advise you to opt for hypoallergenic and fragrance-free products, as these will cause the least (if any) irritation to your now sensitive skin.
We recommend giving your skin at least a day to recover from your procedure before applying any makeup. With more invasive procedures, such as a rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery or facelift, you should wait a bit longer before applying any substances to the area to allow the incision to heal.
If your procedure necessitated the use of sutures, you should wait until these are removed before applying any product to the area. Whereas the face is the realm of makeup, anywhere below the neckline can very easily be hidden and protected, with the right choice of clothing.
Of the nearly 2 million surgical cosmetic procedures performed in the U.S. last year, almost half were either a breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck or butt lift. When recovering from surgical procedures such as these, we advise firstly plenty of rest at home, and ideally someone to help you take as much of the load as possible.
Depending on where your surgeon operated, you will want to wear smooth, loose clothing.
Ideal leg attire would be garments without an elastic waistband after any butt lift, lower back or abdominal procedure. This is because an elastic waistband constricts and rubs against any sensitive incisions; instead, go for a pair of drawstring pants to maximize comfort.
For any breast surgeries, you should avoid any wire-bra or lingerie until your implant has completely set and the incision has healed; usually three weeks after the procedure. Instead, you should wear soft, front zip sports bras that offer support and protection to the area.
Our team at Anous Esthetic Surgery wish you the speediest of recoveries; by following the advice outlined above, you will hide any unwanted evidence of your procedure until your body displays your splendid results. If there are any other questions or concerns you have regarding your recovery, contact our board-certified team over the phone call at +1-310-341-7174 or by filling in our online form.