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Recovery After Surgery

Recovery Information for Patients of Plastic Surgeon Anca Breahna

Recovery is a vital part of any medical or cosmetic procedure. It’s the phase where your body heals, rejuvenates, and adapts post-treatment. While the expertise of your plastic surgeon plays a pivotal role in ensuring successful outcomes, the post-treatment care you provide yourself is equally crucial.

Consultant Plastic Surgeon Anca Breahna, can help guide you through the essential steps and best practices to ensure a comfortable and effective recovery journey. Whether you’ve undergone a small surgical procedure or a non-invasive treatment, these tips will help you optimise your healing  and achieve the best possible results.

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Top Recovery Tips

The journey to recovery, irrespective of the treatment or procedure you’ve undergone, is a delicate phase that demands attention, patience, and adherence to specific guidelines. While each procedure might have unique post-treatment instructions, some general recovery tips are universally applicable and can significantly enhance healing.

  • Organise your Support Team and Place to Recovery

Your environment can influence your recovery. Ensure you have a comfortable, clean space to rest. If possible, arrange for someone to assist you in the initial days post-treatment, especially if mobility is restricted. Having a support system, be it family, friends, or caregivers, can make a big difference in your recovery journey.

  • Be sure to Rest & Relax

Rest is the body’s natural mechanism for healing and rejuvenation. After any medical or cosmetic procedure, giving your body ample time to heal is paramount. This doesn’t just mean sleep, although a good night’s sleep is invaluable. It also refers to reducing physical exertion, avoiding strenuous activities, and allowing your body to channel its energy towards healing. Overexerting yourself can lead to complications, prolong the recovery period, and even affect the results of certain treatments.

  • Follow Anca’s Recovery Instructions 

Anca and her team will give you post-treatment instructions tailored to your procedure. These guidelines are based on detailed medical research and experience and are designed to ensure your safety and the efficacy of the treatment. It’s essential to adhere to these instructions diligently. These guidelines exist for a reason, whether it’s about medication dosage, wound care, or post-surgery activities. Deviating from them can jeopardise your recovery and your optimal results.

  • Watch for Unusual Symptoms

While some discomfort, swelling, or redness might be expected after certain procedures, staying vigilant for any unusual or severe symptoms is crucial. Persistent pain, excessive bleeding, signs of infection, or any other unexpected changes should be reported to your medical team immediately. Early detection and intervention can prevent surgical complications and ensure a smoother recovery trajectory.

  • Hydrate and Watch What You Eat

The body’s healing process is significantly enhanced with proper hydration and nutrition. Drinking plenty of water aids in flushing out toxins, improving skin health, and maintaining vital bodily functions. Meanwhile, a balanced diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients supports cellular repair and boosts the immune system. Foods rich in vitamin C, zinc, and protein can aid wound healing and tissue regeneration.

  • Avoiding Harmful Substances – No Smoking, Vaping or Recreational Drugs

Post-treatment is not the time to indulge in habits that can impede your recovery. Vaping and Smoking, for instance, can delay wound healing, increase the risk of complications, and even affect the results of some cosmetic procedures. Similarly, excessive alcohol can interfere with medications and the body’s natural healing processes. It’s advisable to abstain from or limit the consumption of such substances during the recovery phase.

  • The Emotional Rollercoaster

Physical recovery is just one aspect of the healing journey. Emotional well-being plays a significant role in how quickly and effectively you recover. It’s natural to feel a range of emotions post-treatment, from relief and happiness to anxiety or sadness. Recognising these emotions, discussing them, and seeking support can make the recovery process more manageable and less daunting.


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About Anca Breahna – Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Cheshire Cosmetic Surgery

Ms Anca Breahna, PhD, MSc, FEBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast) is a highly regarded Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in the field of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.

Anca performs a wide range of Hand Surgery & Skin Surgery and Aesthetic Breast, Body and Face Surgery,

Anca Breahna - Female Plastic Surgeon in Chester UK

As one of the very few female Plastic Surgeons in the region, she is able to offer that unique female perspective, with empathy, attention to detail and personalised care. It is Anca’s true dedication and commitment to her field, that sets her aside from her peers. Her extensive surgical training means that you are in safe hands. She is renowned for providing exceptional care, support and helping achieve realistic goals for her patients.

Anca Breahna’s surgical training has mainly been undertaken within the United Kingdom. She began a rigorous training programme in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1999, after achieving her medical degree from the University of Bucharest. Miss Breahna attained her PhD degree at the same university in 2007 for her medical research. She then relocated to the UK and has worked Internationally to further extend her qualifications and training.

The team at Cheshire Cosmetic Surgery looks forward to meeting you and will treat you with respect, consideration, and empathy.

Your Next Steps

Do your Research

  • Please read our website pages and blogs to learn more about your intended procedure.
  • All Surgery has risks and potential complications. Please read more about the risks of your surgery.

Get a Medical Referral before your consultation at Cheshire Cosmetic Surgery

  • A Referral from your Doctor is not essential, however it is recommended to have one

Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Anca – Car parking is usually available on-site
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly read all the documents provided

Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

  • Please call to find out more about availability, pricing and medical payment plans
  • Request more information about the procedure – call us or email us

How to Book your Consultation with Anca Breahna – Plastic Surgeon

  • You can book your consultation with Anca by paying the £150 cosmetic consultation fee when you make your appointment. This fee covers further consultations about the same concern.

Contact Anca’s Team

Call Claire or Joedy on 03332 244111 to arrange your consultation or email us for more information.

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