Preparing for a surgery – no matter what kind of surgery it is – can be overwhelming and even scary sometimes.
Even if you are completely on board with the procedure and you know the results will improve your quality of life, it is completely normal to feel a bit anxious as you look forward to your surgery date.
If you’ve scheduled your first plastic surgery procedure, you’re likely wondering exactly what to expect.
Preparing For Your First Plastic Surgery
While plastic surgeons and plastic surgery procedures vary, here are a few helpful tips for preparing for your first plastic surgery experience.
Set Your Expectations Realistically
Having realistic expectations – both for the day of surgery and for the ultimate outcome of the procedure – is key to having a successful plastic surgery experience.
On the Day of the Procedure
Talk to your doctor and research the procedure you’ve chosen to make sure you thoroughly understand what to expect on the day of. You don’t want to set yourself up to be surprised by anything, as your procedure should be a comfortable and calm experience.
Following Your Plastic Surgery
Amazing results don’t always happen overnight. Depending on your procedure, you may have a recovery period to get through before you can truly enjoy the results of your surgery. You want to be realistic about the transformation that your body is going through and well informed about the expected outcome.
Additionally, it’s important to keep in mind that plastic surgery isn’t the end of your journey to achieving your ideal physique. Review these helpful tips for making the most of your plastic surgery results and keep them in mind in the time period following your procedure.
Learn About The Procedure
To ensure that you are as prepared as possible for the procedure and its outcome, be sure to do some research ahead of time. Your doctor is the best resource for information about your specific procedure so feel free to ask a lot of questions and get clarification about anything that you might not fully understand.
Continue To Live Your Healthy Lifestyle
Elective surgeries are best done when you are at your healthiest. Before undergoing any plastic surgery or cosmetic procedure, you should be in good physical shape. Do your best to maintain your healthy lifestyle in the time leading up to the procedure. Stay hydrated, exercise, and be sure to continue eating a healthy diet. Doing so will help to keep your body in good shape for the surgery, and will help to make sure you are well prepared to recover from the procedure as quickly as possible.
Follow Your Doctor’s Instructions
Before your plastic surgery procedure, your doctor may provide you with specific instructions regarding what to eat, medications to discontinue, what to bring to the procedure, etc. Be sure to follow these instructions carefully and thoroughly. Your doctor has your best interest in mind and knows exactly what your procedure will entail. Listen to his instructions are you will be well prepared for your procedure and the recovery that follows.
Feel Confident & Comfortable Going Into Your First Plastic Surgery
In many cases, plastic surgery procedures are voluntary – but even if you’ve opted into enhancing your physique through plastic surgery, you may be feeling a little anxious as the date of your procedure approaches.
If you’re having your procedure done here at Garcia Plastic & Hand Surgery, you have nothing to worry about! Dr. Garcia and his experienced staff will take great care of you every step of the way, from your initial consultation all the way through your post-surgery recovery – and beyond!
You can go into your procedure feeling comfortable, confident that everything will go well, and looking forward to the results you’ll experience afterwards.
Have questions about your upcoming procedure? Don’t hesitate to contact us! Give us a call at 518-793-0475 and we’d be happy to answer your questions.
Preparing for a breast augmentation? Check out our tips for making your breast augmentation procedure as easy as possible.
Not sure plastic surgery is for you, but still want to enhance your physique? Learn about the other non-surgical body sculpting options that are available!