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Patrick W. Hsu M.D., F.A.C.S.
Kendall R. Roehl M.D., F.A.C.S.
Patrick W. Hsu M.D., F.A.C.S.
Kendall R. Roehl M.D., F.A.C.S.


Memorial Plastic Surgery (Clear Lake)

5 Things to Do Before Plastic Surgery

Last Updated: October 30, 2014 | Author: MPS Group


If you are contemplating plastic surgery in Houston, there are some things that you should do in preparation. Plastic surgery can be a life-enhancing event, and you want to make the most of it. You can do some things to optimize your chances of having excellent results that you will be happy with. After all, these are results that you are going to have to live with for a very long time. It stands to reason that you do everything in your power to help make the experience a positive one, no matter what type of procedure that you are planning.


Finding the right plastic surgeon


When it comes to finding the ideal plastic surgeon, there are some guidelines you should follow. Do plenty of research. A good place to start is with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website. They have a huge database of board-certified plastic surgeons that you can search. The importance of board certification cannot be stressed enough. This means that your surgeon has undergone extensive training and study in the field of plastic surgery. It means that he or she has a high level of skill, ethics, and experience. It is recommended that you visit more than one surgeon. Not only do you need to find a surgeon with the requisite skills and expertise, you need to find one that you can develop a rapport with.


Ask your surgeon questions


Make sure that you ask questions about the procedure. Find out about the possibility of risks and side effects. Make sure to have a complete medical history available for your doctor. It is important to be very accurate with your medical history. Make sure you tell him or her about any medications you take. If you have a history of serious illness such as heart disease, lung problems, or diabetes, it is likely that you will not be able to
have the surgery.


Understand what you will need for recovery


Recovery time and intensity will vary with plastic surgery procedures. It is imperative that you have an understanding about how much recovery time you will need for your particular procedure. You also need to have someone on board to help you around the house and with errands until you can resume normal activities.


Maintain a healthy lifestyle up to and after the surgery


No matter what type of surgery you have, it is a good idea to be in the best physical condition possible. This will help you to withstand the stress of the surgery and anesthesia. If you have body enhancing, or weight removal procedures, such as a tummy tuck or liposuction, you will need to maintain an exercise regimen and nutritious diet in order to enjoy the surgery results for years to come.


The main thing is to talk with your surgeon and discuss the procedure in detail. A little knowledge can vastly improve the entire experience. Your doctor will appreciate it and be happy to answer your questions. Plastic surgeons are known for their skills and abilities. With a little preparation and research your experience will be a positive one, and you will be happy with the results.


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