So you have finally decided to have that procedure you have been wanting for years. Your pre-operative appointment is complete, and you are almost ready for surgery.
Things to Keep in Mind
Do have a good support team. Pick a supportive friend or family member to take you to and from the surgery center on the day of surgery. You should have someone spend the night with you, and take you to your post-operation appointment the next morning.
Don’t wait until the day of surgery to pick up medications. You will want to go directly home to rest after surgery and have your medications available as soon as you may need them.
Do grocery shop prior to the surgery. Be sure to stock up on bottled water, fruits, vegetables, magazines, books, or whatever else you think you may want.
Do have the proper attire. Drawstring pants, pajama pants, and hoodies are ideal for your post-operation wardrobe. You want to be comfortable, and you want clothing that can hide drains.
Don’t overdo it. You may feel great after surgery, but remember you are still post-operation. Save household chores such as laundry, vacuuming, and dishwashing for others in your household.
Do attend all follow-up appointments. These appointments are necessary for the healing process and provide a great opportunity to address any concerns.
Do be patient. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and recovery takes time. Follow post-operation instructions properly to minimize downtime and achieve the best results.
If plastic surgery is in your future, follow these tips to achieve a successful recovery. Lastly, if you ever have any questions about recovery, do not hesitate to ask.