No matter what type of surgery you plan on having, knowing how to prepare for plastic surgery can help make the procedure easier on you. There are certain things that should be done and certain precautions that should be taken in order to ensure a safe and healthy recovery after surgery. So from breast augmentation to a facelift, use the following tips to help prepare for surgery.
Drink plenty of water.
Staying hydrated is extremely important. Your body will lose fluids during surgery, and if you’re not hydrated enough, you run the risk of suffering from dehydration after surgery. Instead of putting yourself at another risk, you should drink 6-8 glasses of water the day before your surgery. If your doctor says it’s okay, you should also consider drinking water before your surgery, but some will tell you not to do this. Make sure you ask your doctor what their recommendation may be.
Schedule it when you’re healthy.
If you’re not feeling good when you go in for surgery, it puts you at risk of other complications. Being healthy during surgery helps your immune system work harder and better towards your recovery. Make sure that you are taking care of yourself during the days leading up to surgery so that you can avoid complications and risks.
Schedule enough recovery time.
Your doctor will let you know how long it should take you to fully recover from this procedure, so make sure you listen to your doctor and schedule enough time off. Some people think they can go right back into their normal routine right after the procedure, but this isn’t true. Instead, always give yourself enough time to feel 100% better before tackling any normal activities.
Stay away from drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes.
No matter how little or how often you indulge in drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes, it’s important that you refrain from these in the few weeks leading up to your surgery. All of these items compromise your immune system, which puts you at a greater risk of infection or having a long recovery time. Talk with your doctor about what they recommend, and then make sure you follow their guidelines.
Depending on what type of surgery you have, it may be difficult for you to handle your regular activities and responsibilities. This is why it is absolutely necessary that you receive the help and support you need to take care of you after your surgery. Make sure that a spouse or loved one fully understands how they should be helping you, whether it’s just maintaining your home while you’re recovering or if it requires changing dressings.
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No matter what type of plastic surgery you’re interested in, Boulder Plastic Surgery can help you get the look you desire. We’ve been serving the Aurora, Westminster, Thornton, and Frederick areas for a long time, and we have the expertise to get the job done. Contact us today at 303-578-4193 to schedule your appointment.