How to prepare for a smooth recovery when having a plastic surgery

If you have decided to have plastic surgery and you´ve chosen a Board-certified doctor, you will probably have great results, right? Actually, you are an essential part to have a great outcome.

Best plastic surgeons take all measures to reduce risks, but you must follow the rules to avoid complications.

Preparing for plastic surgery is an essential step towards a smooth recovery.

 Here are some tips to help you prepare for your surgery:

Follow your surgeon´s instructions: always follow the advises as described, and avoid asking for an exception to the rule, such as exercising earlier than recommend or taking a “don´t take” medication.

As a traveler patient, plan: such as stay, accommodations, drivers, caretaker, etc., to avoid scrambling the day before surgery.

 If you are responsible for others like your parents or children, make sure you arrange someone else to care them so you can take care of yourself.

 Be patient: Understand that healing takes time. Results may not be evident for weeks, even months, and swelling doesn’t go down right aways.

Always call when you have questions. A simple question can touch on a very important issue.

The better informed you are before surgery, the more likely you will be satisfied with the results of well-done operation.

Stay in touch with your surgeon: Your surgeon will likely schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your recovery process.