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A Holistic Approach 

For many individuals, the prospect of a prolonged and challenging recovery period following surgery can serve as a significant deterrent from pursuing a procedure, even one that has the potential to bring about a substantial enhancement in confidence, appearance, and overall sense of self. Suppose you've harbored a longstanding desire to undergo a transformative change but have been apprehensive about the post-operative downtime. In that case, you can take comfort in knowing that Dr. Alexey Markelov, a double-board certified plastic surgeon renowned for his body sculpting, liposuction, breast surgery, and facial surgery, and the dedicated team at AM Plastic Surgery are fully equipped to address your concerns.

At AM Plastic Surgery, our unwavering commitment lies in streamlining and expediting the healing process for every client. We firmly believe in providing a comprehensive plan that enables individuals to minimize their recovery time and achieve the most exceptional outcomes possible. This approach aligns with our overarching philosophy of care, where we view an aesthetic procedure not as an isolated event but as an integral component of an individual's holistic journey toward overall wellness and well-being.

By prioritizing a tailored and accelerated healing process, Dr. Markelov and his team aim to empower patients to embark on their transformative journey with confidence and assurance, knowing that their recovery will be optimized to facilitate a swifter return to their daily activities and attain their desired aesthetic goals. 

To this end, here are some of the best ways to speed up your healing after surgery:

Stick to the Plan

Following surgery, it is imperative to adhere to our post-operative care instructions. This may include taking prescribed medications, attending follow-up appointments, and following specific guidelines for wound care.

A Commitment to Overall Wellness

As mentioned, we emphasize a holistic approach to healing, recognizing the interconnectedness of physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Patients are encouraged to maintain a positive mindset, practice relaxation techniques, and engage in activities that promote overall wellness to support faster healing. And for those new to such practices, we’re here to be a resource to get you started with a plan that works for you.

Furthermore, we’re proud to provide the services of a full-time clinical psychologist trained in nutrition and wellness, available to every patient throughout their time with us at no additional cost. 

Nutritional Support

Proper nutrition is crucial for post-operative healing. Dr. Markelov and his team may provide dietary recommendations to support the body's healing process. A diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and protein can aid tissue repair and promote faster recovery. We can’t overstate this step enough. And best of all? This is a great chance to develop a plan that will aid you long after your immediate healing time has passed. 

Finding Your Activity and Rest Balance

Achieving the optimal balance between rest and light activity is paramount for expediting healing. Dr. Markelov and the esteemed team at AM Plastic Surgery are dedicated to guiding patients on the appropriate timing to gradually reintroduce daily activities and incorporate gentle movements that support circulation and expedite the healing journey. This careful balance not only aids in promoting physical recovery but also contributes to the patient's overall well-being. By providing clear and personalized guidelines, Dr. Markelov and his team empower patients to take an active role in their recovery, fostering a sense of confidence and control as they progress toward a swifter and more comprehensive healing experience.

What to Avoid

As part of your journey, being mindful of specific activities and behaviors hindering recovery is imperative. Avoiding smoking and alcohol consumption is crucial, as these can impede the body's natural healing mechanisms and increase the risk of complications. Furthermore, refraining from strenuous physical activities is essential to prevent strain on the surgical site and promote optimal healing. Dr. Markelov and his team will offer detailed guidance on specific actions and behaviors to avoid during recovery, ensuring that patients can confidently navigate their post-operative care and promote a swifter and smoother healing journey.

Lasting Results 

In conclusion, the post-operative care provided by Dr. Markelov and AM Plastic Surgery is designed to promote faster and more holistic healing for patients undergoing plastic surgery. By following the recommended guidelines and embracing a comprehensive approach to recovery, you can optimize your healing process and achieve the best possible results. 

Above all, it’s important to remember that your recovery period is as important as the surgery itself because it is all part of a more extensive process of becoming the person you want to be. 

We’re committed to this philosophy because at AM Plastic Surgery, just because you’ve left our offices doesn’t mean you’re no longer in our care. Rest assured, we’re here to help every step of the way. 

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