Preparing for cosmetic surgery
You should realise that preparing for cosmetic surgery is firstly a mental issue. This is something you should be completely sure about. And it must be stressed that research is extremely important. A little bit of homework can mean the difference between a procedure gone wrong or not!
Once you have made the decision to go ahead with the cosmetic surgery and you have organised everything to the last detail you will start to panic. This is normal! Try to relax and remind yourself why it is you have opted to go this route. Make sure your cosmetic surgeon is happy with the condition you are in and follow any guidelines he/she may have given you concerning your health. This will mean things such as no more smoking and so forth.
Here are just a few things that you should take into account before you surgery:
Your cosmetic surgeon should tell you all these things as well as more. Be sure to have a printed list of all the things you will need to prepare for your surgery. There will be different requirements for different surgeries. Work out the diet which you are allowed and prepare for it. You should also have someone to look after you after your cosmetic surgery. This is an emotional task for loved ones, so it may be wise to arrange a home nurse for a day or two.
- If you are a smoker, you will need to stop smoking at least 2 weeks before your operation and remember that there will be a period after the op where you will also not be able to smoke
- Do not take and aspirin or anti-inflammatory medications
- Depending on your surgery you may want to foresee to things such as a hand-held shower head and bathroom chair
- Make sure you have organised someone to drive you to and from the cosmetic surgery clinic
- Prepare and freeze meals so that you do not have to spend time cooking
- Prepare icepacks
- Eye drops may be useful as eyes tend to dry out after surgery
If you follow all instructions your cosmetic surgeon has given you the entire procedure and recovery will be over in no time and you will be able to admire the results.