Plastic Surgery in Perspective
Making sure that you get advice on the best preparation for Plastic Surgery is vital. If you do choose to share your plans, you will inevitably encounter armchair doctors. According to an Orthopedic Anesthesiologist, anesthesia is a major concern for anyone preparing for a surgery. You can read more about anesthesia.
Friends and family may think they are giving good advice. However, even though they may have the right intentions, they are not professionals. Furthermore, poor or misguided advice may lead to you becoming over-anxious.
The practice of plastic surgery has expanded rapidly over recent years. So much so, that there were over 28,000 procedures carried out in 2018. It has seen raised standards and greater scrutiny.
Plastic Surgery Preparation – planning ahead
Choosing to undergo plastic surgery is a major life decision. Unfortunately, too many people focus too much on the end result. They fail to fully prepare for what they are going to go through.
Here are just a few things you need to consider. (Not an exhaustive list).
Start taking care of your body well in advance of surgery. You should eliminate alcohol and stop smoking at least 21 days ahead of treatment. And you’ll want to stay away from both for a good period after the treatment, too. Alcohol can dehydrate the body. Not great for the skin, and it can lead to increased bruising after the event.
You’ll also need to make your diet as healthy as you can. You’ll want your immune system to be at its most robust. Foods high in antioxidants are particularly helpful in preparation.
Try and sustain a healthy and consistent weight before surgery. This is particularly important if you are considering a tummy tuck or fat transfer. You need to prepare the body for what is to follow and get into good practices. Weight fluctuations after surgery will have a negative impact. Therefore it is best to get into a good routine early.
This next point is key. Make sure your expectations are realistic. This is so important for your psychological well-being throughout the process.
And crucially, you need to set time aside to care for yourself immediately before and immediately after treatment. And you need to factor in any additional treatment that can help manage potential side effects.
Book in some Lymphatic Drainage
At Perea Clinic, we have an excellent reputation for helping ease people through their experience with Lymphatic Drainage. And we have written a more detailed account of how it can help in a previous blog.
In short, it is an extremely helpful way to reduce swelling and speed up recovery. It is well worth factoring to maximize your results. In addition, for those undergoing abdominal procedures, we have specialist garments. Getting good quality garments is another key component in the recovery process.
We do appreciate that the whole process can seem quite daunting.
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