If you’re finally got an appointment to get some plastic surgery done, you’re likely feeling both excited and nervous about what the next few weeks or months are going to be like for you. While it can be exhilarating to see what your end results will be like, there’s still a long way to go before you’re going to be at that point.
So, to help ensure that you’re ready for everything that comes along with undergoing any type of surgery, including cosmetic surgery, here are three tips for preparing yourself for upcoming plastic surgery.
Come to Your Appointments Prepared
Once you’ve got your first appointment scheduled for your cosmetic surgery consultation, it’s time to really start doing your research so you can come to your appointment prepared.
According to Dr. Rod Rohrich, a contributor to PlasticSurgery.org, you should spend at least a few hours doing in-depth research about every aspect of the plastic surgery you’re wanting to have before you come to your first consultation appointment. By doing this, you’ll ensure that you know the right questions to ask your surgeon and will have at least a vague idea of what the entire process of your surgery is going to be like. With this knowledge, you’ll have a great base for conversations with your surgeon, which will give you the best chance of getting the results you’re hoping for.
Plan for Someone to Be There for You
As the actual day of your surgery approaches, it’s important that you iron out your plan for immediately following your surgery. Depending on the type of plastic surgery you’ll be having, you might need to get some additional help for the first day or so.
As part of this, the Cleveland Clinic recommends that you ask someone to wait for you while you’re having your surgery and help you get home once your surgery has been completed. This person can help you do things like get you to your transportation, help you fill any prescriptions you might need, and get you settled at home as you start your recovery process.
Know What to Expect for Recovery
Speaking of recovery, it’s wise to spend some of your preparation time learning about what your recovery will likely be like and how you plan to handle the stresses you might face.
According to the staff of the Mayo Clinic, some of the questions you should have the answers to should include how long you’ll need to spend full-time recovering, how many follow-up appointments you’ll need to plan for, and how long it will be until you’re ready to function normally again.
If you’re planning to have plastic surgery in the near future, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you prepare for this procedure.
Image Credits: Rafael Saes