The decision to undergo plastic surgery should never be rushed. You’ll want to weigh a variety of factors to ensure this is the right choice for you and the procedure will deliver the results you desire. Once you have made the decision, it’s important to prepare both your mind and body in the months and weeks leading up to the procedure. In addition to these general guidelines, your plastic surgeon will likely have a pre- and postoperative regimen designed just for you.
If you have already decided on a certain procedure, ensure that you are fully aware of the risks and potential complications of the surgery. Your plastic surgeon will go over these with you and ask you about previous health conditions that could interfere with the procedure. Check out lots of before-and-after photos from your surgeon to help you envision what your results could look like. If you have questions about the surgery, don’t be afraid to speak up and ask. Lastly, make sure you are informed about how much the total procedure will cost. Financing may be available with approved credit for cosmetic procedures.
Free Up Your Schedule
Your body will need time to recover from any plastic surgery procedure. Depending on the type of surgery, you might be asked to stay home for several days to several weeks to rest. In order to prepare for this, HuffPost recommends that you plan to take time off of work and clear your schedule of any appointments that require you to leave the home while still in recovery. Stock up your home with healthy groceries and easy-to-make meals. If possible, prepare meals in advance and freeze them to make it even easier.
It’s important to be in the best state of health you can leading into your scheduled surgery. Everyday Health suggests getting enough sleep, eating a healthful diet, drinking plenty of water and if you smoke, stopping at least two weeks prior to your surgery, possibly longer depending on your surgeon's instructions. You may also be asked to take or refrain from taking certain medications before the operation. If you don’t exercise, consider some light stretching or even yoga to improve strength in your core, arms and legs, which will help you get around a little easier while you are recovering.
Now that you know the basics of preparing for a cosmetic procedure, get excited about achieving a confident, beautiful new look! To schedule a no-obligation consultation with a qualified surgeon at Monarch Plastic Surgery, contact us today.