7 Tips for Preparing for your Cosmetic Surgery – Planning ahead makes the difference!
Surgery of any kind can be challenging, that’s where preparing for surgery can really help. A significant part of what we do at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery is to ensure that you know exactly what to expect with surgery. I’ve put together my top tips to help you when preparing for surgery.
Dr Doyle’s Top Tips For Preparing for Surgery
1) Do Your Research and Find The Facts
Discover what to expect during and after the cosmetic procedure. Ask questions and don’t be shy! A good surgeon will give you all the facts, we can show you photographs of what to expect immediately after the surgery; a few days later and a few weeks later so you know exactly what to expect.
2) Express any Concerns up front and at any time
Talk to your surgeon about anything that is concerning you even if you feel it is irrational or silly! We would much rather talk your concerns through with you than have you hold back and cause yourself stress and anxiety. Prepare a list of questions to ask your surgeon before you go into your consultation. You will then be much more at ease mentally as you prepare for your upcoming surgery.
3) Choose a Plastic Surgeon to Ensure You’re in Safe Hands
Find a qualified, well-established plastic surgeon with the best reputation. Ask to see examples of their work. It sounds like very basic advice but with the emergence of ‘pop up’ cosmetic clinics, pretend surgeons and Overseas Plastic Surgery Tourism you can never be too careful. When you feel confident in your surgeon it reduces your stress levels about surgery.
4) Look After Yourself Before Surgery
Make sure that you are in your optimal health before your surgery. By that I don’t mean that you have to be running marathons the day before your surgery! Just ensure that your nutrition and exercise levels are right and that you have generally been taking good care of yourself.
5) Organise some Post-op Support for after Surgery
Depending on the type of surgery ensure you have someone to take you home and if necessary take care of you for the few days following. Choose someone close to you who you can talk to openly.
6) Prepare in advance for your Recovery Period
Prepare healthy meals you can freeze for the days following your surgery. Have ice packs, healthy snacks and your favourite movies on hand too!
7) Rest and Recover adequately – Follow your surgeons instructions closely to Enjoy the End Results
Enjoy your new look and step out into this new chapter of your life with a renewed and greater confidence!
I can’t stress enough how important it is to me that all my patients go into surgery comfortable, knowledgeable and confident that they are in safe hands. – Dr Mark Doyle
Further Reading – Medical References
Next Steps for preparing for cosmetic plastic surgery in Queensland
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