No matter how eager you are to have plastic surgery, it’s important to prepare yourself beforehand in various ways. It is, after all, surgery and while generally safe, there’s always the possibility something could go wrong. Minimize even those low odds by taking care of yourself prior to and after your surgery date.
Doing your research is crucial before undergoing any surgical procedure, but it’s especially true in elective surgery, since time is not of the essence. Learn about the various ways you might obtain the desired result, and find out which surgeons shine in this particular area. Since it’s unlikely your insurance company will pay for any of it, you aren’t limited in the ways possible with strictly medical issues. If possible, interview more than one specialist. You are spending a lot of money to change your appearance, and you want to ensure it is done right.
In the weeks prior to your surgery, keep yourself in the best shape possible. That includes not only includes a healthy diet and exercise regimen, but drinking plenty of water. Tell your surgeon not only about any medication you take, but any vitamins or supplements. There are lots of common vitamins and supplements – garlic, vitamin E and fish oils are examples – that cause blood thinning. That makes bleeding more likely during surgery, and slows healing. Your surgeon will tell you which vitamins and supplements are safe to take in the week or two before surgery and which you should stop using. He or she may also recommend certain supplements to hasten healing.
Your surgeon will tell you the length of the recuperation period for the procedure you undergo. Make sure you have plenty of time off to heal and relatives or friends to help you during this period. Arrange everything in advance, including stocking plenty of food at home, and booking any pet or child care. If this is the first time you’ve had surgery, it is a new experience for your body. Follow the doctor’s orders, and don’t stress or push yourself. Within a couple of weeks, there is a new you in the mirror. You’re undergoing plastic surgery to make yourself look better, and feel better about yourself. It’s a big investment in yourself, both financially and emotionally, so do your due diligence for the best possible outcome.
If you or someone you know would like to learn more about plastic surgery, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!