Deciding where to have your cosmetic surgery and which surgeon to use is a huge decision. When it comes to enhancing your body, the costs associated with it and the many questions you may have about the process, we understand the cautious consideration taken over deciding on surgery. However, we find that patients often forget about the post-surgery recovery process and forget that this decision is just as important to achieve their desired results.
Research has shown that the sooner a person is walking, eating, and drinking following their surgery, the shorter their recovery time will be. To ensure that your recovery in those critical few days and weeks is expedited, it is essential to be in an environment that allows your mind and body to relax, rehabilitate and recuperate and that you are getting the necessary care and attention that you will need.
Most people underestimate how they are going to feel after they have had surgery, and since cosmetic surgery is an elective surgery, there is the misconception that it is not as serious as a medically required operation. The truth is that all types of surgery, and most definitely cosmetic surgery can be both physically and emotionally draining and has very specific post-operative care requirements. For this reason, we believe the very best option is to stay at a facility where your recovery is of paramount concern and consideration and has trained medical and support staff to attend to your every need.
The Physical Benefits of Staying in a Recovery Facility
Each surgery is unique and requires its own recovery process. Our recovery facility and staff has extensive experience in all cosmetic surgeries and we understand what the recovery journey looks like.
Some surgeries will allow you to be more mobile than others. In the case of Facial surgery, for example, mobility is not such an issue, but sleeping and eating can be problematic. There will be swelling and discomfort in the face and you will need to sleep propped up. Finding the right foods that work for you while your face is swollen, providing beds supports or extra pillows due to the awkward sleeping position and having your bruising, swelling and bandages monitored is a massive relief during those first days of recovery. Our specialist post-op nurse is on hand to ensure that your physical needs are taken care of and that you have the assistance and reassurance that you require.
In the case of other surgeries such as BBL, tummy tucks, liposuction, breast augmentation or gender reassignment, immobility is much more of an issue. In these cases, your body is going through a trauma, and simple daily tasks that you wouldn’t normally think twice about, suddenly become very difficult. Staying in a recovery facility means you have the right people on hand to help with your physical needs.
This is important to help you get in and out of bed, to get you to the bathroom, help you shower, help with compression garments as even getting dressed can be quite a task. Furthermore, a nurse can assist with drains, changing dressings and advise on pain relief medication when necessary. When you have concerns about oozing, bleeding or how your recovery is progressing, it’s reassuring to know you have access to a professional nurse that is a caretaker of your physical wellbeing and knows what is “normal” throughout your recovery.
The Emotional Benefits of Staying in a Recovery Facility
Aside from your physical recovery, but of equal importance is your emotional well-being during recovery. Being away from the comforts of home, your family and support network, it can be quite an emotional journey. However, these also detract from your healing process. Free from all distractions and having the ability to solely focus on yourself and your recovery and just relax can certainly speed up the process.
This enhances your recovery and makes you better equipped to return home and face your normal responsibilities. We pressurise ourselves to get up and get back to normal life once we enter our homes and it’s important to keep yourself free of these worries while rehabilitating. You will be surrounded by people that completely understand what you are experiencing and whose sole purpose is to help you heal in comfort. You will never be alone throughout your journey.
While staying at our hotel, you will not be faced with disturbances from housekeeping or room service. We will take care of all your food and housekeeping needs so you can recover in privacy. Rest assured, you are in a safe, private and secure environment. The only people you will see (and who will see you) are our staff who are dedicated solely to your well being.
Having said that, once you are feeling well enough, you are free to leave your room to enjoy the many amenities offered at our hotel.
There is a huge level of emotional support that comes with staying in a recovery facility. Our guests enjoy sharing their experiences and stories, providing encouragement, reassurance, hints and tips with each other. Guests spend a lot of time chatting about their lives back at home, relationships, their children as well as how they are feeling emotionally about their operation. It’s not always about the surgery. Incredible friendships and beautiful bonds are formed in our recovery facility through sharing this unique journey, these friendships have continued long after they have recovered from their surgery. It’s wonderful to see people supporting each other and a very rewarding part of the experience we offer.
The Practical Benefits of Staying in a Recovery Facility
After your surgery, there will be times that you just won’t want to get out of bed all day. Knowing that someone can take care of the cooking, cleaning, helping to shower, wash your clothes and bedding is a huge relief.
We do our best to work around your time clock. If you need to lie in bed, you can. You are not under any pressure to get up to have your room cleaned. We try to time it so that if you have a clinic appointment, or nurse visiting we will get in and get your room sorted so you can go straight back to bed without any disruption.
There may be certain supplies that you need from a shop or pharmacy during your recovery. We endeavour to get you what you need when you need it, without you having to think about how, when, or where to get it.
We are fully equipped with essential post-surgery supplies so that guests have access to all the accessories to make the journey as easy and as stress-free as possible. We provide anti-bacterial shower gels, dressings, medications, bed-wedges, extra pillows, supports and pads for beds. Everything you will require post-op.
Transport is another key practical benefit of staying in our recovery facility. Public transport and driving are out of the question after many surgeries. We have private drivers on hand to get you to and from airports, clinic appointments or shops as and when you require.
Our facility is well appointed with large screen TVs and free Wi-Fi to keep in touch with friends and family back home and keep you entertained while you are bed-bound. There is a large selection of English-speaking television channels but you can always login to your Netflix or other streaming platforms using your laptop.
Now for one of these most important practical matters. Food. We cannot emphasise enough the importance of eating and maintaining a good level of nutrition during your recovery. Reports from patients recovering from surgery often highlight their difficulty with meal preparation, shopping and eating well. Our 5-star hotel offers an extensive selection of exquisite meals that are included with your stay. In addition, we will stock your mini-fridge in your room with healthy snacks, water and juices.
At Fenix Cosmetix, we have experts on hand and a full platform of services that are designed to assist with every part of your post-surgery recovery. Our team have a wealth of experience in helping post-surgery clients and their specific needs according to their surgery.
The Cost vs Wellbeing Benefit of Staying in a Recovery Facility
Research has shown that your post-surgery recovery is as important as the surgery or clinic you choose in terms of results, well-being and speed of recovery. A post-surgery recovery facility is much more than just a bed to sleep in. We cannot express enough the importance of investing in your well-being during this critical time in your surgery journey. Coming to a recovery facility gives you the time and space in secure, discreet surroundings with an expert team on hand, to recover properly before going home.
The cost of your recovery accommodation will only amount to a fraction of the surgery itself, but what it returns in terms of your overall results and wellness benefits, is priceless and should be considered as a good investment to your overall enhancement plan.