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After getting a softer, more feminine look through facial feminization surgery (FFS), the next order of business is dealing with facial feminization recovery. Understanding this phase is key, because it allows transgender patients to get the best results possible and avoid complications while healing. Patients can learn more about facial feminization recovery in New York City by contacting James P. Bradley MD, Cosmetic and Craniofacial Surgery.
Physically strenuous activities should be avoided during facial feminization recovery. This means no lifting, bending, squatting, or movement that goes faster than a simple stroll. Anything that causes stress, both emotional and physical, should be avoided. It will be best to take a break from heavy exercise and sports until cleared to resume them.
Short walks are encouraged to help with blood circulation, which in turn will make the recovery period shorter.
How Long Is the Recovery Time?
The total recovery time for facial feminization will depend on the exact procedures performed. Those who only need to undergo a single procedure to achieve their desired results will generally have a shorter recovery period. Each patient’s natural healing ability will also affect their recovery time, as will the state of their general health.
Generally, most of the swelling should subside in a couple of weeks, and incisions will heal in time.
Learn more about facial feminization recovery in New York City by scheduling a consultation with Dr. James P. Bradley MD. To arrange a consultation, contact our office today.