Having plastic surgery performed is every bit as serious as any other form of surgery in that there is always the possibility of complications occurring. As a result, surgeons recommend that patients do everything in their power to get as healthy as possible before having plastic or cosmetic surgery performed.

1. Recover Quicker

A body that is healthy will be able to recover from most forms of surgery a lot quicker than one that is unhealthy or unfit in any way. This will not only mean that you will feel better within a few days at the most; it means that you will normally be able to get back to your regular day to day routine a lot faster as well. However, regardless of how healthy you are, you will still need to follow your surgeon’s advice with regards to what you can do post-surgery.

2. Lower Chance of Complications or Infections

As with any surgery, there is always the chance that complications or infections could develop afterwards. If you are healthy beforehand though, your body will stand a far better chance of fighting off infection or falling prey to issues arising as a result of anything going wrong. Losing weight and refraining from smoking and consuming alcohol for a few weeks before surgery will also lessen the chance of any complications occurring as well.

3. Withstand Anesthesia Better

Although the effects of anesthesia can linger in the body for anything from a few days to a few months after surgery, studies have shown that patients who are healthy before having surgery performed will usually not experience these side effects for as long as other patients. One of the best ways to help rid the body of anesthesia I to drink as much water as possible after surgery – this will help flush it as well as other toxins out of the body quickly and effectively.

4. Less Surgery May Be Needed

In cases where procedures like liposuction, tummy tucks and excess skin removal are being performed, more surgery may be required on patients who are severely overweight than those who are at their ideal weight or just a few pounds heavier than they should be. Losing weight and getting in shape before having plastic surgery performed may go a long way in helping to reduce the amount of knife work required to obtain the desired end results.

5. Feel Healthier and Boost Confidence

If your body is healthy, your mind and overall outlook on life will be a lot better and more positive as well. This will help boost your confidence levels, which will go a long way in helping to aid your recovery process. As a result, you will be able to show off your new looks a lot sooner than you think.

It is imperative that you follow your plastic surgeon’s advice with regards to antibiotic usage and post-surgery care, as this will help ensure that your recovery period is as comfortable and as short as possible.

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Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

With special expertise in all aspects of facial plastic surgery, and a particular skill for revision surgery, it’s clear why Dr. Spiegel is one of the most celebrated facial plastic surgeons in the world. If you are seeking the best possible results, or have a uniquely challenging problem, you’ve found the right doctor.

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Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir (pronounced “oh-near”) has years of experience in facial aesthetics and treats some of the most recognizable and famous faces. Dr. Onir started her career in oral health, earning doctorate degrees from both New York University and Boston University. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her cutting-edge medical research as well as her technical skills in dentistry.

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Dr. Jacob Tower

Dr. Jacob Tower

A board-certified specialist in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Jacob Tower brings a thoughtful approach and an artistic eye to New England’s premier plastic surgery practice, The Spiegel Center in Newton, Massachusetts. In addition to being an in-demand surgeon, Dr. Tower is an assistant professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, a sought-after lecturer, and an expert in facial plastic surgery.

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