In an ideal world, stress would not impact our bodies in the ways that it does, and we would be able to live a carefree life without worry about how we look and feel in our own skin. As we all know, this is far from reality. Indeed, stress can cause wrinkles to form and tension to build in various areas of the body. Not only does this influence how you physically feel, but how you psychologically feel as well. The good news is that spa therapy and surgical advancements have allotted many services to address these needs. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX spa therapists explore a few important things to confirm with your doctor pre-op, as well as how our team can help after surgery.
Understand Your Timeline
It goes without saying that our bodies are incredible. Not only are they resilient, but they contain a host of natural processes that are designed to help remove toxins and other undesirable substances from the body. In other words, your body is a self-healing machine, and one that could certainly use a bit of help from time to time.
Indeed, services such as those that you might find in a spa are designed to help you feel better overall. What’s more? They serve to address specific needs and work certain areas in order to promote proper blood flow, skin elasticity, and much more.
In cases where an individual is about to undergo a transformative body surgery, such as a weight loss surgery, it is imperative you ask your doctor about the process beforehand. This includes understanding your timeline, beginning with pre-operation prep work and ending with post-operation treatment and care. This allows you to make proper accommodations to promote proper recovery. For more information about this process, give our team a call today.
The Ins and Outs of Your Operation
In addition to learning your timeline, it is essential you speak to your doctor regarding the process itself and what to expect. For example, many major surgeries require anesthesia to perform. In situations such as these, your doctor is not going to allow you to transport yourself to and from the surgery as a safety precaution, so make sure to plan transportation solutions.
You will also want to take a look at how long the surgery will take, what the surgical team will be doing, and what recovery is going to look like.
Are There Risks or Possible Complications?
Prior to having surgery, your doctor will likely provide an FAQ list that addresses many of the questions mentioned above. What it will not include, usually, is a complete list of risks or possible complications. Opening a dialogue with your doctor regarding this topic is essential for your understanding of surgery and care, and there is no harm in asking! Not only can a doctor inform you of the possible risks and complications that can arise, but he or she can work with you to create a contingency plan so that you are aware of your options.
Create a Plan for Recovery
Another important factor to consider is that of recovery. There is no operation that does not contain recovery needs, and the more you know, in theory, the better off your recovery process will be. Indeed, your doctor will give you information regarding a recovery timeline, and it is your responsibility to ensure these steps are adhered to. Remember: these are often not suggestions, but musts in terms of promoting a healthy recovery. Creating a plan will help minimize your risk of enduring complications and other major issues. To learn more about this process, give our team a call today.
Know Your Do’s and Don’ts
As an extension of the previous points, it is essential you ask your doctor about possible do’s and don’ts prior to surgery and following the operation. These might include minimizing processed foods and increasing healthy food intake, such as consuming fruits, vegetables, and lean meats.
Additionally, drinking water and staying hydrated is essential for both pre- and post-surgery. After your treatment, it is not unlikely that fluids will begin to gather in the area that has been operated on as a natural bodily response. There are things you can do to help swelling go down and promote positive recovery, and our team is more than happy to discuss these items in detail with you. Contact our team to learn more about your options today.
Ask About Post-Op Care
Finally, before your operation takes place, you will want to talk to your doctor about possible post-op needs and practices. Indeed, many surgeries are designed to be accompanied by post-operation treatment such as body contouring, lymphatic draining massage, and more. These spa therapy practices are meant to help promote recovery through increasing blood circulation.
Our team has years of experience working with referring doctors to create a post-op treatment plan that is customized to your needs. In addition to body contouring and lymphatic drainage, we provide treatments such as breast lifts, butt lifts, cavitation or skin tightening, cupping, and wood therapy.
Most importantly, you should make sure to speak to your doctor prior to scheduling your post-op appointment, as there are specific treatments designed for specific operations.
Learn More Today
Contact Touch-N-Skin: Wellness Spa in Dallas, TX by calling 972-992-7422 to learn more about the services our team provides following body operations, and schedule your next spa therapy appointment with our talented team today.