Whether or not the surgical procedure you go through is going to be major or minor, there are still a few things you must do in order to better prepare yourself. There are numerous reasons why people get plastic surgery. For some, it is to correct a minor flaw, which only requires a minor surgical procedure. For others, it is to repair damage from accidents, these will require a more extensive major surgical procedure. Whatever your reasons for getting some plastic surgery, here are 9 things you should remember before the surgery.
Do your research
You should probably read up on what to do before, during and after the plastic surgery. Doing your research is an important first step. You will know what to expect after you’ve read the resource materials you were given. These could include medical pamphlets or even the testimonials of other patients who underwent the same procedures.
Prepare your clothes in advance
For some kinds of surgical procedures, you are not allowed to wear certain kinds of cloth or types of clothing. You should prepare your clothes in advance to make sure you have the right attire for recovery. This means wearing a lot of loose-fitting clothing for some time after.
Stock up your kitchen’s pantry
You would not want to go outside while you are recovering from your surgery. Going to the supermarket could set back your recovery period by quite a while. That is why you should stock up your kitchen with your favourite foods. And do not forget to buy healthy foods to promote your recovery.
Keep your house clean
Dust and dirt could irritate your surgical site, and cause a lot of discomfort. You should make your house neat or tidy, or at least just your bedroom. Vacuum your home, change your sheets and dust your house before you go for the procedure.
Trim your fingernails
Long nails can make touching or scratching your wounds a huge hazard. Long nails can open up stitches and make the incisions heal less fast. Dirt could also get under long nails, and this could infect the surgical site. Trim your nails before you go do your surgical procedure.
Put aside some time
Plastic surgery takes some time to recover from. It can take as short as a few days to a few months. So you should already have allocated the right amount of time for the recovery period. This means taking time off of work or school.
Ask your doctor questions
Be sure to ask your doctors all the pressing questions when you are consulting with them. You should have quite a bit of knowledge about plastic surgery when they answer your question. You may already have done your reading, but nothing beats your doctor’s opinion.
Check your medications
Stock your medications in advance for the recovery period. This includes both your supplements and prescription medication. Supplements can improve your health during this period. Recovering from plastic surgery can make you feel drowsy but this supplement will keep you alert and awake.