Although cosmetic surgery can produce some of the most transformative results available, many people avoid surgery because of its extensive downtime and recovery period. Fortunately, surgical techniques are constantly evolving and can now mean the difference between a lengthy recovery process and a quick one. 24-hour rapid recovery is one surgical method that can transform your cosmetic surgery process so you can get right back to your most important obligations.
Rapid recovery surgery is a specific protocol that has the goal of greatly reducing your downtime after a given surgical procedure. This is achieved with a combination of factors like reducing trauma on the surrounding tissues to limit swelling, the use of specialized nerve blockers to reduce pain, and a surgical environment that comes with less exposure to outside contaminants. The result is a downtime period of only 24 hours with additional aftercare steps to follow in the days after. The rapid recovery technique was developed in sports medicine and physical therapy with the intent to get athletes back to their sports quickly and effectively in the event of an injury. Although 24-hour rapid recovery breast augmentation is a common example, Dr. Partington applies these techniques to many different cosmetic surgery options.
There are a few key benefits of this approach to cosmetic surgery. These include:
Because there’s little pain or swelling, you can return to your daily activities after 24 hours of downtime, even progressive activity, and a graduated exercise regimen. Most patients even return to work within a week versus more traditional surgeries which can require one or two weeks of recovery.
Because 24-hour rapid recovery takes a more careful approach to contaminants using No Touch techniques, there are fewer risks of infection or complications. Also, 24-hour rapid recovery causes less trauma on the surrounding tissues, reducing bruising, bleeding, and pain.
This method uses a combination of different painkillers before, during, and after surgery to avoid the need for harsh prescription medications. With effective, long-acting nerve blockers in place, you can return to your regular schedule with only over-the-counter anti-inflammatories to manage discomfort.