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How to prepare for aesthetic surgery

Most people opting for aesthetic surgery have great expectations. You’d want perfect results without any risks or side effects. Post-surgery care is important to prevent any complications. Aesthetic Surgery Center has qualified physicians to carry out the procedure and take the necessary measure to minimize any risk.  Below here, we’ll dive into what you need to do to ensure a smooth recovery.

Preparation

Surgery might result in swelling and scars, which take time to heal. Be patient as healing might take time, and your results will be evident in a few weeks or months. Therefore, it’s vital to prepare early before the procedure.

Preparation involves arranging admission to the hospital and recline chair. You’ll also need a nurse to take care of you after the surgery if your surgeon asks you to arrange for a caretaker.

A few days after the procedure, you may feel uncomfortable and sore. Get someone to help you around the house in terms of cooking, cleaning, and other activities. There is a likelihood of your doctor restricting your activity levels during the recovery period. Arrange for transport to and from the hospital. You can talk to a family member or friend to accompany you to the hospital.

If you have children at home, you can arrange for friends or family to take care of them. This gives you time to be alone and heal.

Ask questions and follow instructions

Most people are apprehensive before the surgery. It’s vital to talk to your doctor and tell them about your fears or concerns. Follow all instructions. Have your doctor’s phone contact in case you might need to call them. It’s vital to get in touch with your surgeon even after the surgery.

It’s normal to experience some emotional moments during recovery. Tell your doctor and the staff how you feel. You’ll get maximum support necessary to bounce back to your normal self.

If during the recovery phase you feel the results are not meeting your expectations, discuss it with your doctor in your next appointment. Sometimes there are some things our eyes may fail to detect. Don’t miss any appointment since your doctor can identify any mismatch on your body from the surgery. By staying on top of the information before the surgery, you’ll set your expectations and be happy with the final results.

Your doctor will supply you with a set of instructions on post-recovery. He may impose some restrictions on your activities or diet. Always follow these recommendations and discuss any concerns with the medical team.

Take some time off work. Since you’ll need time to recover, get one to two weeks after the procedure. Arrange with your employer so that your leave days coincide with the surgery.

Be mentally and physically ready

You need to be ready mentally and prepare your body for any stress. It’s important to understand the limits that there are some things that can’t change, such as genetics and skin tissues. These underlying factors enable you to cope with the results after the procedure. Some surgeons may have photos of previous patients before and after the procedures.

When recovering, limit your activities and relax to allow for healing. Don’t rush as this may prolong the recovery. Keeping yourself busy alleviates the mental agony of waiting for healing. Get your favorite novels or download some eBooks from Amazon. Watch plenty of movies, this helps you relax.

Eat a well-balanced diet

Feeding with the right diet helps prepares the body for the surgery and accelerates the recovery process. The medical team will advise you on the best food to eat before and after the surgery. It would be best if you had a solid strategy in your diet options. Prepare well since you may not have time to shop at the grocery store. Have a schedule of meals and if you can’t cook, order from outside.

Drop any unhealthy diets such as alcohol and cigarettes. Cigarettes slow down blood circulation and the healing process. If you’re a frequent smoker, quit smoking at least two weeks before the surgery.

Take plenty of water or liquids and enough rest before the surgery. Some beverages such as soft fruit juices before the surgery helps in reducing nausea or pain.

A protein diet before the surgery helps in boosting your immunity and promotes the wounds to heal fast. Protein also maintains your muscles, and therefore you’ll not feel weak after the surgery. Food containing fiber helps to keep your digestion normal and regular. Include vegetables and yogurt in your diet.

In addition to a fiber diet, eat lots of fruits to reduce any risk of inflammation. Vitamin C found in fruits is vital in rebuilding collagen, an important compound for skin rejuvenation. It also helps in boosting your immune system for fast recovery. You can avoid sugary food since they might increase the risk of post-surgery complications.

Exercise

Increase your exercise routine at least one week before the surgery. Inactivity can lead to blood clots, which can be deadly. Take light exercises such as walking, at least thirty minutes daily. Also, you may incorporate swimming and other light games such as tennis to your routine. Take low levels of activity to keep your body in good shape and help it bounce to shape fast after the surgery.

If you’re feeling a little heavy before the surgery, lose some weight by exercising, drinking plenty of water, and eating healthy.

Refrain from intense workouts until your doctor clears you. Post recovery from surgery involves healing the incisions or sutures. Excessive routines can easily damage wounds and prolong healing.

Stay away from the sun

During the healing process, don’t expose your skin to the sun. If you must go outside, wear protective clothing. Since you’ll be wearing some compression outfits, avoid heat as it can cause sweating. Excess exposure to the sun can also dehydrate your body.

Conclusion

Preparation, proper diet, and exercise will promote your fast healing after the surgery. If you would like to have an aesthetic surgery, schedule a free consultation today, and our experts at Aesthetic Surgery Center will get back you.