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Have an adult stay with you for the first 24 hours. They can provide transportation, help with food preparation, and assure that medications are taken properly, and postoperative instructions are followed.

Rest with your head at an elevated level to help minimize swelling.

Take the medication for pain as recommended by the doctor.

Apply cool packs to reduce the swelling and help ease the pain in the surgical area. Wear your compression wrap as recommended by the doctor.

Do not use makeup during the first week after surgery.

Avoid pressure around the incisions.

Avoid and restrict physical activity for 5-7 days after surgery. Avoid bending and lifting heavy objects for about two weeks.

Do not color or bleach hair for at least four weeks following your procedure.

Avoid direct exposure to the sun at the incisions; use a 30 SPF sunscreen or higher.

Avoid bumping or hitting your face and neck.

By following these recommendations after your cosmetic surgery, you will have a shorter recovery time and will recover quickly. Try not to skip meals, as good nutrition will aid in healing, and drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.

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