Post-Op Aftercare in Houston

Cosmetic procedures are designed to help and improve your aesthetic goals and overall health. If you do not follow the suggestions for post-op aftercare in Houston, you could be disappointed in the results or even experience an unwanted and preventable side effect.

Our cosmetic specialists will give you specific aftercare instructions after any procedure you receive in our office. We want you to experience the best results and avoid any complications.

Why Following Post-Op Aftercare Instructions Is Crucial

Although the cosmetic procedure may be successful, the results will only be as good as your follow-up with the post-op aftercare instructions in Houston you follow to avoid complications.

For example, many of the aftercare instructions help you avoid problems that may occur and improve the results of the procedure you received. Without your full cooperation, the cosmetic procedure is less likely to give you the results you are seeking.

Aftercare Options

We offer many cosmetic and liposuction procedures in Houston that require post-op aftercare. Although we specialize in using a local anesthetic to reduce your downtime and potential risk from general anesthesia, there are still instructions that must be followed and additional treatment options after all procedures to improve your results.

Lymphatic Massage

Lymphatic massage is also sometimes called lymphatic drainage massage. It is a specific massage procedure that manipulates areas of the body to help your lymphatic vessels work more effectively and to help lymph drainage. This relieves swelling that can happen after an illness or a medical treatment blocks the lymphatic system.

The swelling in the arms and legs is called lymphedema. Lymphatic massage can help you recover from breast surgery, liposuction, and other surgical procedures that affect the lymphatic system. You can expect improved circulation, reduced inflammation, quicker healing, and better relaxation.

After a lymphatic massage, there are several steps you can take to optimize the results. Massages can increase circulation and dehydrate, so it is important to restore your hydration level by drinking two to four glasses of water to flush out the lymphatic system and support the kidneys as they get rid of toxins. This means that you may have to urinate more frequently after the massage, and the urine may look or smell slightly different than normal.

Lymphatic drainage massage helps promote lymph flow, so it is important to wear loose clothing afterward to ensure your lymph vessels can properly circulate. Take care of the foods and beverages you consume after a lymphatic massage. Avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks for at least 24 hours. Eating a diet with raw, whole foods can help boost lymphatic function and support your body’s ability to remove waste products.

Talk to your cosmetic specialist, who may suggest light exercise, such as walking, to encourage muscle contraction and better lymphatic flow. Finally, remember to listen to your body. If you feel relaxed and tired after the massage, lay down and rest to help regulate your blood pressure and promote healing.

Z-Wave Massage

A Z-Wave massage uses a medical device that sends radial pulses through the skin to collagen structure and connective tissue. These high-energy waves are designed to break up gas bubbles and fat between cellulite to improve collagen formation and improve the skin’s elasticity and firmness.

Z-Wave massage is a skin tightening and body contouring process that can be used as a standalone application or in combination with other procedures to help repair and reduce signs of cellulite, stretch marks, and scar tissue. It also helps support lymphatic drainage.

A Z-Wave treatment is noninvasive and causes little damage, so there is little downtime. Many people can go back to their regular activities after the session. However, you can improve and extend the results by embracing a healthy lifestyle, good hydration, and a balanced diet.


This is a unique cosmetic treatment that is an FDA-approved noninvasive body contouring process that helps you build muscle and reduce fat without surgery and any downtime. The device uses electromagnetic pulses to firm and tone muscles in the abdomen, calves, thighs, buttocks, and arms.

The pulses trigger muscular contraction that encourages the body to tone and build protein while getting rid of unwanted fat. You typically see visible results within the first two to four weeks and optimal results after 90 days.

There is no downtime after the treatments, and they can be repeated twice a week during a 30-minute session. Women who are pregnant, nursing, or have their menstrual period should not use EMSlim. Those with a pacemaker, heart condition, or neurological condition should also not use EMSlim. The treatment is individualized to your needs. While there is no downtime, you can improve and extend the results by eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise.

Platelet-Rich Plasma After Fat Injections

Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) injections are a concentration of platelets taken from your blood supply. Platelets are critical components of blood clotting, and injecting them can help accelerate healing and reduce inflammation. They work by stimulating your body’s repair system and speeding the healing process while accelerating the production of your natural collagen and elastin.

These processes help overall skin rejuvenation and plump sagging skin, diminish scar tissue, and reduce wrinkles. Autologous fat injections or fat transfers are also used to fill out the visible signs of aging, such as lines and wrinkles. The procedure can also improve the appearance of sun damage and acne scarring.

These procedures are frequently used together in Brazilian Butt Lift and breast augmentation procedures because PRP can help reduce the potential that your body resorbs the fat cells, as well as helping to minimize inflammation and speed healing.

After a PRP injection, it is important not to massage or touch the area for several days. Do not do any strenuous exercise until your surgeon has determined your body has healed enough, and you should not smoke or use any nicotine products. Additionally, it is important to steer clear of medications and supplements that disrupt platelet activity. Extreme temperatures can interfere with PRP action, so steer clear of hot or cold showers, direct contact with ice or heat, and saunas for two to three days.

Red Light Therapy

Red light therapy is a treatment that exposes you to low levels of red or near-infrared light. As an emerging treatment, it has shown promise in helping reduce some of the visible signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, and in reducing signs of acne scars. Red light therapy may help speed wound healing, reduce the signs of stretch marks, improve your skin texture, and improve sun-damaged skin.

Red light therapy can improve cell function and may increase your body’s natural production of collagen. Red light therapy is typically safe, painless, and requires no downtime or recovery period.

Call Our Office Today for a Consultation to Review Your Post-Op Aftercare in Houston

Call our office today to review your post-op aftercare in Houston for cosmetic procedures that can help you look and feel younger. Our team can guide you through your procedure and post-op care to ensure you see stunning results. We are ready to help you reach your aesthetic goals.