You’ve done your research, met your plastic surgeon, had your consultation, and now it’s time for your plastic surgery preparation. You may have thought that you were done, but there are still some preparations that you will need to do to make sure that you are ready for your big day.
5 Things To Do To Prepare For Plastic Surgery
1. Take Photos.
First, your plastic surgeon will want a “before” photo of your body or face so he will be able to show off your amazing results. Trust us, you’ll want to document this process from beginning to end.
2. Stay Healthy.
No matter what type of procedure you’ll be getting, you’ll want to make sure that your body is in tip-top shape. If you regularly smoke or drink alcohol, try cutting back or stopping altogether if you’re able to! Eating healthy meals and moderate exercise will also help your body to get in the best condition for your surgery. Getting healthy will help your body recover from your procedure by increasing blood flow and limiting fat.
It will also help scars become less noticeable. Your plastic surgeon and your body will thank you! For the best results, implement a healthy routine at least one week before your surgery date. Don’t be too rough on your body during this time! Completely revamping your workout routine can increase your chances of injuring yourself which could potentially delay your surgery.
3. Don’t Eat The Night Before.
For most cosmetic surgeries, you won’t be allowed to eat or drink the night before and in the morning/day of your procedure. This protects you from complications that can occur from the anesthesia. Anesthesiologists refer to this guideline as NPO after midnight.
4. Bring a Mask.
Plastic surgery is booming during the pandemic. To protect yourself and the plastic surgery clinic’s staff, you will need to wear a mask in the waiting room before the procedure. Check with your clinic to know if you’re able to bring a friend or family member with you in the waiting room or if they’ll need to wait outside.
5. Schedule Your Pick-Up.
After a surgical procedure, your body will most likely be sore and the anesthesia will slowly wear off. You won’t be able to drive, walk, or use public transportation in many cases. Make sure that you arrange with a friend or family member a time to pick you up and stay with you for around 24 hours after the procedure. In some cases, you will need someone to monitor you, help you change your clothing, etc.
Your plastic surgery preparation will help ensure that you are ready to go on your surgery date. Barrie Plastic Surgery is open and ready to help you boost your self-confidence this year with our plastic surgery procedures! Our friendly staff will ensure you are informed and comfortable in each step of the process.