How Do I Sleep After My Facelift in Toronto?
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After your facelift in Toronto, the way you sleep will affect your results and comfort. You’ll need to take special care when washing, avoid some activities, and sleep a little differently than usual. Your facial plastic surgeon will give your personalized instructions to follow. This is a general guide about sleeping after the procedure for optimal rest and recovery.
Preparation For Better Sleep, before Your Facelift in Toronto
Loading up on firm pillows is essential before recovery. We recommend that you set up more than one area to comfortably lounge and rest in your home. You won’t be bedridden, and in fact, you’ll be advised to walk around regularly, but you’ll want plenty of rest too. The effects of general anaesthetic can leave a person feeling dizzy, weak and tired for a couple of days. Most patients don’t describe their procedure as painful, but swelling and facial pressure can be significant.
You’ll have pain medication and antibiotics prescribed, and if you can pick these up ahead of time, that will be more convenient as well. Keep your medicine plus water, straws, and light snacks by the bedside.
After Your Procedure
Take your medication as prescribed. Many people choose to hold out as long as possible before medicating, but this strategy is a bad one for sleep. Uncomfortable sensations will tend to be amplified at night, and you’re more likely to wake up feeling poorly if you don’t take analgesics as prescribed.
Try Not To Worry
Stress can make you an insomniac. It’s tough to relax and sleep when you’re worried. You can avoid unnecessary anxiety if you prepare with as much information about recovery as possible. Know what to expect from your swollen face, bruising and activity restrictions. When informed, you won’t be as easily discouraged.
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