Plastic surgery procedures often involve incisions, tissue manipulation, and other invasive techniques. Following your surgeon’s aftercare instructions helps promote optimal healing. It can reduce the risk of complications, such as infection, excessive scarring, and wound dehiscence (the reopening of incisions). Proper aftercare can help facilitate a faster and smoother recovery process. Your surgeon may recommend specific post-operative exercises, medications, or compression garments to aid in healing and reduce discomfort. By following these instructions, you can potentially minimize downtime and return to your regular activities sooner.