How To Prepare For A Cosmetic Surgery

Aug 17th, 20101 Comment

Preparing for a surgery is no different than preparing for anything else. You need to think ahead and anticipate as much as you can for things to go as smoothly as possible. There are certain steps that you should always take when preparing for any cosmetic surgery procedure.

Let’s go over a few:

Plan Ahead

Give yourself plenty of time prior to a surgery to get all your ducks in a row. The last thing you want to do is scramble around at the 11th hour because you forgot something important. Make sure all travel arrangements before and after surgery are taken care of so you are not stressing out.

Take Deep Breathes

Don’t stress yourself out prior to a cosmetic surgery. You are most likely in good hands and everything will be just fine. Picture yourself after your surgery and not during it and try to stay calm. You don’t want to have an anxiety attack over your surgery.

Educate Yourself

Learn a little about what is going on before, after and during your surgery so you are not left in the dark. Learn as much as you can about post-op care, precautions, and possible complications so you understand everything that could occur.

Invest In Recovery

Take some time to figure out a game plan on how you will recover from your cosmetic surgery. Think about the different efforts that you can put into place to make the recovery process as smooth as possible. Everything from lodging to diet should be put into consideration during this process. You are going to want to be as comfortable as possible.

Think About Your Medications

Think about the medications you might be taking already prior to surgery and speak with your physician on how you can safely remove those out of your daily regime for a few days or weeks. You might find out that it is imperative that you stop a certain medication prior to surgery.

It all comes down to putting a plan together well in advance so you are not scrambling around during the last minute. Take the time to put it together now rather than waiting until later.

Written by Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

The office of Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel, Advanced Facial Aesthetics located in Boston, MA offers a variety of cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments including Botox, FFS, Rhinoplasty and many others. Call 617-566-3223 or email us at Google+

One response to “How To Prepare For A Cosmetic Surgery”

  1. Lori says:

    I have found that the most important thing for preparing for plastic surgery is preparation in advance for the post op expectations. I feel that patients are under educated as to what to expect. They should be told that they may look in the mirror and be a bit concerned about their choice to have cosmetic surgery. This is normal.. Almost every patient I have seen post op or talked to has had questions concerning ” Is this normal” in regards to their appearance from the bruising, swelling, suture line appearance etc…. It probably would be helpful if patients had some type of images to view that gave a better understanding of the post op recovery stages of healing.

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