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Having Plastic Surgery? Tips for Preparing

Author: Amitava Sarkar
by Amitava Sarkar
Posted: May 08, 2015

It used to be that if you were unhappy with your appearance, there wasn’t much you could do about it. Apart from dieting and exercising or applying makeup and changing your hair color, you couldn’t do much else to change the way you look.

Well, that has certainly changed. Thanks to modern medicine and the advent of plastic surgery, you can enhance or alter virtually any part of your body. But, while plastic surgery can do wonders for your appearance, you have to remember that it is surgery, and major surgery at that. In order to have the best outcome and speed up your recovery time and avoid complications, you have to prepare yourself for your surgery. With the right mental and physical preparation, your plastic surgery can be much easier. Here’s a look at some tips that will help to prepare you for surgery.

How to Prep Yourself for Plastic Surgery

Here’s a look at some tips that will help you prepare yourself for whatever type of plastic surgery you are going to have so that you can have a successful experience.

Prepare Yourself Mentally

One of the most important things that you can do to prepare yourself for plastic surgery is to mentally prepare yourself. This is a wise idea before having any type of surgery, as the idea of being put under anesthesia and being operated on can send anyone into panic mode. Add to that the fact that you may be thinking about the pain that you will endure after the surgery and how it will affect your appearance and your stress levels will really skyrocket out of control. With so much stress, your blood pressure spike and you can even you feel physically ill.

In order to avoid this stress, prepare yourself mentally for surgery by talking to your cosmetic surgeon. Don’t be afraid to ask any and all questions that you may have. Ask how the procedure will be done. Ask what you can expect after the surgery. By being informed, you can put your mind at ease and reduce those stress levels. It also may help to do some meditation in order to reduce your stress levels. Even just sitting in a dimly lit room and playing soft, soothing music can make you feel less stressed out about having the surgery. Also, you should understand that you will experience some pain after the surgery. The first three days are usually the worst, but your doctor will give you medication in order to help you deal with the pain. Also, you should understand that you won’t see the results that you want to see immediately after the surgery. Your body needs to heal. You’ll be swollen, and you may even be bruised. You will also be able to see the scar. But, within a few weeks, you will be healed and you will see the results that you wanted.

Prepare Yourself Physically

Talk to your doctor to find out exactly how you need to prepare your body for surgery. Depending on the type of surgery you are having, you may need to do certain things in order to prepare your body. For example, if you are having breast implants, you may need to stop taking birth control pills, as the hormones in the pills can inflame your breast tissue, which will have an adverse effect on your surgery. You should also eat a well-balanced diet. Cut out any junk food and stick to highly nutritious foods, as the nutrients will help your recovery. If you smoke, you should stop at least a week before surgery, as cigarette smoke can impact your blood flow, thus slowing down the rate of recovery.

About the Author: Erin Jud has had several plastic surgeries and this is the advice that she recommends to anyone who is going to undergo plastic and reconstructive surgery.

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