If you are someone who is considering undergoing plastic surgery and have a million questions about the process, the results, the cost, and a variety of other factors, you are not alone. Deciding to have plastic or cosmetic surgery is a difficult decisions and a lot of factors need to be assessed before going forward.
The following is a list of some of the top must do’s and checklist item that should be considered if you are thinking about having a procedure.
1. Choose the right surgeon
Finding a plastic surgeon that is right for you will make this process much more enjoyable in every aspect. If you are comfortable with your doctor then you will more likely feel open and able to ask any question, discuss your surgery, and feel at ease during the procedure. Utilize your consultation appointment to get to know your doctor to see if you are a good match.
Do not rush into choosing a doctor because you are eager to have the procedure. Finding the right doctor is the most important decision you will take throughout this process.
2. Drink plenty of water and maintain a healthy diet
Being as healthy as possible before surgery will help you a lot during the recovery phase. Plastic surgery can take a serious toll on your body but if you take steps prior to surgery to be strong and healthy your recovery time can be greatly reduced. Make sure to drink plenty of water the day before the surgery as recommended by the doctor.
3. Fully understand every step of your procedure from pre to post surgery
Finding a doctor that you are comfortable with can really help you with this top tip. It is important that you fully understand every step of your procedure including what anaesthetics will be used, the time it will take, and how you will feel during each phase. Go over every step of the process as many times as you need.
If you feel comfortable, consider bringing a relative or close friend to hear an overview of the procedure so they can remove any doubts you may have during the process. Remove any surprises and feel at ease knowing as much as possible.
4. Before surgery, get a thorough medical examination done
You want to remove the element of surprise for both you and your doctor. If you are considering plastic surgery, you should get a complete and thorough medical examination done. This will help advise you and your doctor which path to take and which options are available for you. Knowing your current health will also help the doctors determine the most correct and safest surgery and recovery path for you.
5. Take time off work for recovery
Treat this surgery as you would with any other; your body will need time to recover and rest. Take at least the minimum required time off and more if possible. A proper recovery will enhance your results and remove some of the post-surgery pain associated. This tip is recommended for both plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. Anytime you change something about or within your body, it needs time to adapt and recover.
Along with all the things you should do, there are many ‘don’ts’ that should be addressed. Don’t rush into surgery without understanding all the facts, or don’t have unrealistic expectations about the end result. Consult your doctor about any questions you may have, no question is stupid when it comes to your health. Embrace the decision you took and enjoy the results.