As a parent you only want the best for your child. If you child was born with a cleft lip, we at Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants can help correct this problem so that your child lives a healthy life. By undergoing this type of surgery at a young age, your child will be able to eat, drink, and speak like normal with minimal help. As one of the most important parts of the surgical process, it’s important that you as the parent know exactly what you can expect from recovery. Read on to learn more.
The hardest part about recovering from cleft lip surgery is that your child won’t be able to suck anything for about 10 days following their surgery— this includes breast feeding, a bottle nipple, a pacifier, and their thumb. To help keep your child hydrated and comfortable they will receive IV fluids and you can also use an eyedropper filled with water to help keep their mouth moisturized.
Only Side Sleeping
When babies sleep they tend to lay either flat on their backs or flat on their stomachs. However, when they are recovering from cleft lip surgery should be positioned on their side so that they don’t scratch their stitches while they are sleeping. Additionally, we encourage parents to put little mittens on their babies while they sleep so that they aren’t able to scratch or pick at their stitches during the middle of the night.
Careful Play Time
As a part of how babies learn, they like to put just about everything in their mouths to help them differentiate between an object and food. However, while they are recovering from cleft lip surgery, they shouldn’t be placing any toys in or near their mouths because it could cause damage to their incision site.
The most important part about your child’s recovery from cleft lip surgery is that they are comfortable and that their stitches have time to heal. As a parent, this recovery period can feel like a full-time job. Luckily with the help and support of our staff at Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants, you won’t feel alone. To learn more about recovery from this procedure or to schedule a consultation for your child, contact Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants today!
It can be hard not to get sucked into buying products that claim to do things like “Make a professional omelette in under 10 seconds” or “Get rid of all of your wrinkles in one minute.” However, with a lot of these products that make these big claims, they simply can’t deliver the results that they say they will. With things like at-home microdermabrasion kits, it’s nice to know if you are getting ripped off or if you actually can get the healthier skin from the comfort of your home. This article will discuss the differences between at-home microdermabrasion and professional treatments. Read on to learn more.
At-Home Microdermabrasion Kits
These microdermabrasion kits have many benefits including the ability to do them whenever you want and wherever you want without having to spend as much money. Typically, at-home microdermabrasion kits come with a foam and cleanser rather than an entire machine. Filled with the same crystals as a professional microdermabrasion, the at-home option will work to slough off a little bit of your skin without leaving you with as much sensitivity or redness. However, because the strength of these solutions isn’t nearly as high, you aren’t going to get the same results.
Although professional microdermabrasion is going to cost you more money for each session, the results that you get are going to be night and day. Specifically, the machine that we use at Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants has technology that is designed for all skin types and will work to get rid of the top few layers of your skin— resulting in a smoother and healthier complexion. Additionally, all of our skin care professionals have years of training, which means that you will get the most precise and consistent results possible.
Yes, it is true that you will get some small results from your at-home microdermabrasion kit, but they won’t be nearly as noticeable as the results you will get if you get your microdermabrasion done in the office. If you would like to learn more about microdermabrasion or if you would like to schedule an appointment, contact Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants today!