How Much Fun Can You Have After Your Plastic Surgery?
Plastic surgery is often an emotional and sometimes stressful journey, especially if it is you first time having it done. Many patients work themselves up into a frenzy with worry, only to later discover that there really wasn’t much to worry about and that they were in safe hands. It is at this moment that people decide to have fun when they leave the clinic and to try new things and show their body off to the world. However, while this is a great thing to do at some point after your procedure, depending on how serious it was, you may have to wait a few months before setting out on a new adventure.
Korea has many wonderful things to offer to its visitors, especially if you happen to be in Seoul. Everything from its delicious cuisine, to sightseeing and entertainment is on offer, and it can be tempting to want to see all of that while you are still in the country, but every doctors advice will likely be that you stay as calm as possible after your procedure in order to allow the incisions to heal at a steady pace. Having said that, although minor procedures will have no effect on your daily routine, if you have traveled all the way to Korea to have something done, it is a lot more likely that it was because of a more serious procedure. And in this case, you will need to take into account your current condition first, before you decide to become an active tourist.
THE MOST LIKELY ACTIVITIES THAT YOU WILL NEED TO STAY AWAY FROM FOR A WHILE
The first thing that you need to be careful about is to make sure that you are not putting any extra strain on your incisions. A few days is not enough for them to heal properly, so if you decide to undergo some serious physical exercise your could be jeopardizing the doctor’s work and it could mess with the way that your incisions will heal. This includes going to the gym, doing sports, and also spending a lot of time on your feet. There is a reason why major surgeries are always done in the colder months, and reason behind this is the fact that a colder temperature is better for your healing process. So when you do something that really heats up your body, you are also stretching and loosening the skin around the incision, which could make it heal in a different shape or become irritated. Your surgeon has spent a lot of time planning your plastic surgery in Korea, and you should follow their advice until you have recovered completely. Do not place yourself in this kind of situation, as it will be impossible to recover from the mistakes unless you want to go back to the clinic to have the incisions redone, which is certainly not something that anyone would want to go through without a good enough reason. Instead, choose light activities that do not include a lot of walking.
Instead of going to an all-day packed tour of the city, pack your travel essentials and choose the bus tour of Seoul instead. You will still be able to see many wonderful things, you will have some time off the bus to explore them, and yet you will not have to worry about straining yourself and running from one mode of transportation to another. Bus tours are organized by many agencies, and you can also have a look at the Soul TouchUp Korea forum where you will find a lot of information from previous patients who have gone through the same thing that you have. You can also have a look at Korean plastic surgery all-in-one service package to see how we can help!
FUN THINGS YOU CAN DO IN KOREA AFTER YOUR SURGERY
Head out to some of the best markets in Seoul! Because you won’t be able to strain yourself for a while, you can use this opportunity to stroll around the wonderful Gwangjang Market, where you will find mind fashion places and some wonderful traditional food. If you belong to the younger crowd on the other hand, then the Heunginmunno road is a must see place! Not only does it cater entirely to the younger crown, but you can also find a lot of live music events, indie music and fashion, as well as, again, delicious food. There markets are very easy to reach both by subway and by bus, and there will be plenty of places for you to rest if you become tired.
KOREAN FOOD IS DELICIOUS, BUT YOUR EATING HABITS AFTER SURGERY WILL NEED TO CHANGE
Your food intake right after your surgery will determine how prepared your body will be to heal properly. There are some wonderful and very healthy Korean dishes on offer, and you should especially choose the things that have many fruits and vegetables in them. This will provide you with a healthy diet, but will also be a great way to see how Korea prepares its own fruits and vegetables in ways that will probably be different than what you are used to back home.
One thing that you do need to keep in mind though is that a lot of food in Korea is spicy. Although this would not be a problem if you were just a regular tourist to the country, when you are recovering from a plastic surgery, you really do need to think seriously about staying away from spicy food. It will not have the essential nutrients that you will need for your recovery, and it will also make you sweat and perhaps feel uncomfortable if you are not used to such flavors. Try to keep your meals as light as possible so that your body does not have to focus on digesting the food, but on using the nutrients to feed itself into a healthier state.
HOW MUCH EXERCISE SHOULD YOU UNDERGO AFTER SURGERY?
Depending on how long you will be staying in Korea for after your procedure, you will eventually start thinking about going back to some physical exercise to keep you in shape. Procedures that have to do with cosmetic eyelid surgery in Korea, for example, will usually be focused on the area of your face, which means that the rest of your body will very quickly be free to move around. However, if you have had a procedure that has affected parts of your body that are directly related to movement, you will need to wait for a longer period of time before you can start exercising again. You must first check with your doctor that your incisions have healed completely, and ask them about the right time to begin working out again. When you are given the green light to exercise, do not take drastic measures from the very start and try to do something like running a marathon. Instead, take it very slowly so that your body can once again become used to your new way of life. The similar is true for face contouring surgery. Begin by taking long walks around your neighborhood, and then increase those walks to a soft jog for about a month, before you go back to weight lifting or long distance running. Not only is this a good idea so that your body can get used to the new changes, but it is also a chance for you to get used to them as well and to see how they feel now that you have completely healed.
KEEPING YOURSELF SAFE AND HEALTHY WHILE IN KOREA
Never try to copy someone else’s journey to the smallest of details. Asking for advice is great, but don’t ever try to copy someone else’s plastic surgery look or their recovery style, because each patient reacts differently and will likely need different amounts of time to heal properly. Instead of blindly following someone else’s advice, note down everything that they have said, check this information with your doctor, and then slowly begin to apply certain parts of it to yourself only as long as they feel good on your own body. There is no need to rush your recovery, nor will it in any way help you recover faster if you try to do too many things in one day. Although many procedures don't take thousands of miles to reach their destination, wherever you go, try to always plan properly.
In terms of your stay in Korea, make sure that you have placed yourself, and those who have accompanied you, in the most comfortable accommodation possible, and that you will have enough time to relax in it. Additionally, the people that are joining you on your trip to Korea should be those who have the same kind of thinking as you do, so that you won’t have to deal with any confrontations along the way. Imagine trying to explain to a very energetic friend that wants to go sightseeing all day long that you need to take it slowly and would prefer to go for a short walk instead of a long day out. It will in no way help you recover, and it might actually only stir you towards being influenced by someone else and going against what you know is the best thing for your body.