Informing yourself about the surgery you intend to do is critical. Try to know all about the surgical techniques, the type of anesthesia that will be used, the possible scars, about the hospital or clinic where you will operate, about the recovery time. The more you know, the safer it will be.
At the doctor’s office, clear all your doubts. Not to forget anything, a good tip is to take it all down.
Since most cosmetic plastic surgeries are not covered by the medical covenants, ask for the budget of everything from the necessary preoperative photographs, the costs of the medical team, the plastic surgeon to the anesthesiologist, hospitalization, Silicone, when necessary, to post-operative care such as lymphatic drainage, beta therapy, purchase of special braces or bras. Remember that the pre-operative exams requested by your doctor can be done by your health plan.
Choosing a reliable medical staff and a hospital with all the equipment necessary for good care is the best way to avoid frustration and prevent problems. Follow the guidelines of your surgeon.
– You have to be confident and determined to face the surgery and to recover well postoperatively.
– Being at the ideal weight is recommended, even in facial surgeries, when fat volume does not influence, because the surgical and anesthetic risk are higher in overweight patients.
– Establish a healthy, low-calorie diet and drink plenty of fluids to maintain the weight of the time from pre-operative exams to surgery. But it is not advisable to do rigorous diets at this preoperative stage, so as not to risk dehydration or malnutrition, loss of electrolytes and other important elements for healing.
– In the same way, if you are going to undergo a liposuction you should not go out eating everything you want the week before the surgery, already thinking about removing all excess afterwards. By eating poorly, you will get bloated, and this can also disrupt the end result.
– If possible, avoid smoking three to four weeks before and after face, breast and abdominal surgeries. Smoking slows recovery ability and smokers have a greater tendency for skin problems, infections, and complications with anesthesia. Smoking hinders microcirculation, which is the circulation at the site of healing, which is why scarring can take a little longer or get a little worse in smokers.
– The ideal is to stop consuming alcoholic beverages at least one week before surgery and two later.
– Tell your surgeon about the medicines you are taking, including homeopathic formulas and medications, even if you have a prescription because they can be dangerous or harmful. Anti-inflammatories and anticoagulants should not be used before surgery.
– Some medications or drugs can influence the anesthesia and its use must be communicated to the anesthesiologist so that it can perform a safe anesthesia.
Being psychologically well is very important. Plastic surgery does not solve depression, relationship crisis, problems at work. See if your reasons for the operation are real and if your expectation is possible.
– Avoid anxiety. Take the time to make your decision. Do not rush!
– Have someone in your family, a friend or hire a professional to help you in the recovery phase.
– On the day of the surgery, arrive early to the hospital, with time to fill all the necessary documents for the hospitalization. In the bedroom, you will wear special clothing and take a pre-anesthetic medication to induce sleep and decrease anxiety.