Our ANAL REJUVENATION® Recovery Guide
Our ANAL REJUVENATION® procedure is a cosmetic procedure designed to restore and rejuvenate the skin that surrounds the anus. The aim of the procedure is to enhance the overall appearance of the anus. ANAL REJUVENATION® is usually performed by colorectal surgeons. Dr. Murrell has been practicing colorectal procedures for years and has emerged as an expert in this field. His clinic has the best anal restorative treatment Los Angeles has to offer.
Dr. Murrell’s works have been cited in several popular journals and he is renowned for his warm and welcoming approach to patients.
Dr. Murrell believes that proper consultation is key to helping his patients realize their goals. This is why he makes it a point to pay close attention to the concerns and questions his patients may have about the procedure.
What does recovery look like after an ANAL REJUVENATION® treatment?
The recovery process depends on the extent and complexity of the procedure. In some cases, an ANAL REJUVENATION® procedure might mean a relatively small procedure such as Botox. Such procedures are minimally painful, and the recovery time is quicker.
In case of complex procedures, there may be slight pain and discomfort and recovery will take some time.
Your doctor may prescribe pain medications which are to be taken as and when prescribed.
The pain can also be managed by warm baths and soaking in water. Doctors recommend frequent soaking, especially after a bowel movement as they can speed up healing and help you manage the pain quite effectively since it increases the blood supply to the anal area.
What are the post-surgery instructions for a safe and quick recovery?
One of the most important things to keep in mind is to take care of the area which has been treated properly. The rectal area should be kept clean and dry at all times to avoid infection. This is to be followed strictly after every bowel movement.
Also, if needed, moist gauze pads can be placed inside the anus where the surgical wounds are present. This will soothe the wounds.
Pain medications can sometimes cause constipation which can prove to be extremely painful during the recovery process. To avoid such situations, take stool softeners and fiber supplements.
Besides, try to reduce solid foods for a few days. Also avoid hot and spicy foods as they can irritate your rectal lining during bowel movements, causing further discomfort.
Always keep your body hydrated and drink plenty water. Dehydration can lead to constipation.
Immediately after the surgery, you will experience bruising and swelling around the anus – a side effect of the operation that will subside gradually. Patients are recommended not to sit for too long. Lying on your stomach can help alleviate the pain.
Refrain from driving and only resume routine activities when you are completely capable of comfortable handling your everyday tasks.