Going under the knife for a little tweak or perk is more commonplace now than ever before in history. The procedures used to enhance your body are much less invasive than they used to be, and the recovery times are more manageable.
If mom or dad need to take time off from their duties to invest some time in their own happiness, the rest of the family should be there to support their thread. Support is essential after surgery of any kind.
Here are a few tips to help you adequately be supportive and caring for your loved one after their cosmetic surgery.
Be sure to follow the doctor’s instructions
Your loved one probably won’t be 100 percent mentally there directly after their surgery. It’s your responsibility to get them home and into bed without incident. Once you have successfully planted your loved one in a safe place, take some time to read over the doctor’s care instructions.
It’s important that you follow the instructions given to the letter. You don’t fully understand the physical repercussions your loved one could face if you don’t follow the care instructions, so don’t take the chance.
Providing support directly after surgery
Directly following surgery, your role is to provide support. Your family member may need you to provide them with extra pillows, blankets, and a few other creature comforts.
You will need to help them in and out of the car when they come home from the hospital. For the following two to three days after cosmetic surgery (depending on what surgery you have done), patients should do nothing but light activities.
Recovery times are a bit longer when the surgery is more invasive, so consider the full breadth of what your loved one is going through. Walking about the house, using the restroom, and other common activities are fine, but your loved one doesn’t need to do much more.
Help pick up the slack in the house
With a member of the household down for a while, you could do a lot to help by picking up some of the slack around the house. Help with the cooking and cleaning. Help maintain the copacetic vibe of the house as much as possible, so your loved one has time to truly rest and recover.
Provide moral support when they’re in pain
Your family member may not be in the best of spirits after surgery. It’s important that you provide a strong moral and mental support for them. Do something to make your loved one laugh. Bring them a cup of hot chocolate. Reassure them that their body will begin to feel better in a few days.