Preparing Yourself for Plastic Surgery: Before and After the Procedure

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People no longer have such negative views on plastic surgery and patients now come from all walks of life. The main reason people want to undergo these procedures is to improve their appearance and self-esteem. If you’re planning on getting a plastic surgery, you have to know how to handle it.

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Experts at Rosenblum Plastic Surgery recommend these simple ways to take care of yourself before and after the procedure:

Clear Your Schedule

The healing process lasts approximately two weeks, depending on the procedure done. Clear your schedule ahead of time because you will need to relax and heal. Many patients schedule their surgery near the year’s end so they can get some days off with paid vacation time.

Proper Diet and Nutrition

Try scheduling your procedure when you’re in good shape. This will help your immune system with speedier recovery. Strengthen your diet before and after surgery by eating more food or taking supplements with zinc, selenium, copper, vitamin A, and vitamin C. These are effective in helping wounds heal and building the immune system. You also have to drink six to eight glasses of water every day to hydrate and cleanse the body.

Psychological Effects

It’s possible to feel depressed and have difficulties adjusting during the healing process. Remember, though, that this is temporary and normally only occurs because you still can’t see the final result of the procedure. The goal is to manage your expectations, because those with unreasonably high expectations often feel dissatisfied with the results.

Moral Support

Lean on your loved ones to help you during the recovery phase. It can get stressful and you may feel weak, but some moral support can uplift your spirit. Try listening to soothing music and relaxation tapes, too. If you can, meditate every morning and do some basic yoga breathing techniques.

Whatever procedure you plan to undergo, recovery is always a major concern. Know for sure how to take proper care of yourself so you can recover quicker and start enjoying the results of the surgery.