Recovery Misconceptions that May Harm You
Following any type of surgery, the most important thing you can do for your body is to simply relax and take it easy. Even a minor procedure can put a great deal of stress on your immune system, and the more time you can devote to recuperating, the better your chances of achieving a smooth recovery. At the Pearl Recovery Retreat, we are equipped to provide our guests with the restorative, luxurious experience they need to heal as fully as possible before returning to everyday life.
Unfortunately, there are numerous myths surrounding post-surgery care that can actually lead to injury or infection, and subsequently, additional surgical treatment. We’ve compiled the top five surgical recovery misconceptions in order to help you or your loved one heal safely after surgery.
Misconception #1: Everyone Has the Same Recovery Time.
The amount of time it takes for one individual to recover from a surgical procedure of any kind will vary greatly based on a number of factors. Every body is unique and responds to surgery in different ways. Age, overall health, and the type of surgery can all influence how long it will take for you to heal. Never push yourself to meet another person’s recovery time or you may inadvertently cause unnecessary stress and strain.
Misconception #2: You Will See Positive Results Immediately.
Many post-surgery patients expect to see dramatic changes in their appearance or health right after surgery. It is important to have realistic expectations. Almost every surgical procedure will result in bruising or swelling. It will take time for you to begin to see and experience the positive results of your surgery – don’t assume that the procedure is a failure. Relax and focus on healing.
Misconception # 3: Your Family Can Take Care of You After You Have Left the Hospital.
The days and weeks that follow your surgery are the most important. It is in your best interest to enlist the help of qualified nurses and medical providers to give you the best chance at a full and successful recovery. Your loved ones may have the best intentions, but an around-the-clock nursing staff is equipped to manage pain medication, assist with dressing changes and restroom visits, providing well-rounded meals, and monitoring your progress.
Misconception #4: Your Doctor’s Post-Operative Instructions are Suggestions.
Failing to follow your doctor or surgeon’s post-operative instructions can result in serious, preventable harm. If instructed to take certain medications or refrain from specific activities, it important for you to following these directions as closely as possible. The staff at Pearl Recovery Retreat will ensure that you receive the appropriate medical care and treatment.
Misconception #5: You Only Need to Focus on Your Physical Recovery.
Your physical body may have undergone a surgical operation, but the procedure can also take a great toll on your emotional health and well-being. Depending on the circumstances of your surgery, you may be experiencing anxiety, depression, or helplessness, which can negatively impact your ability to heal safely. The Pearl Recovery Retreat allows guests to recover in a peaceful, nurturing environment that promotes optimal wellness.
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Pearl is the perfect destination for a combination of healthcare and luxury. You may be healing from cosmetic surgery or in need of a week-long getaway to let your stresses slip away. We offer the care and luxury you need to thrive after any surgical procedure.
Schedule a reservation with us today by calling (310) 246 – 5505.