HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR PLASTIC SURGERY PROCEDURE
Plastic surgery is a major event, and if not done correctly, the preparation process can be challenging physically, mentally, and emotionally. The patient’s overall health condition prior to the procedure is a crucial factor in the outcome of their surgery. You can increase your chances of having successful plastic surgery by knowing what to do and how to prepare.
Here at Memorial Plastic Surgery in Houston, we have a group of board-certified surgeons who are well equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Our surgeons have studied the latest innovative surgical techniques to ensure that your preparation before your surgery is excellent.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR PLASTIC SURGERY?
Both surgeons and patients share the same goals regarding the procedure: successful outcome without complications. This is why the first step before plastic surgery is to optimize your health condition.
Here are some questions to ask yourself:
- Am I in optimal health condition?
- Is it a good time for me right now to get plastic surgery?
- Do I have realistic expectations of the outcome of the surgery?
FINDING THE RIGHT PLASTIC SURGEON
Just as with any product or service “you get what you pay for”. This is why it is highly recommended that you choose the right plastic surgeon with the required expertise and credentials.
Once decided, here are some questions to ask your chosen surgeon to ensure that you get the ease of mind you need prior to your surgery:
- What are your credentials?
- How many and what type of surgeries have you performed?
- What are the potential complications of this procedure?
- Where do you perform your surgeries and is this place appropriately certified?
DETERMINE WHAT YOU SHOULD AVOID BEFORE SURGERY
We recommend that you avoid ‘junk food’ and instead consume food rich in fiber and protein.
Just as with any procedure, informing your doctor about your current medication list is vital in order to avoid issues both during and after your procedure.
During the weeks leading up to your surgery, it’s in your best interest to start including healthy activities into your everyday routine. That’s why doctors highly recommend going on walks, sleeping early, and eating nutritious meals. Going into your surgery knowing that you have good physical health can significantly improve your mental health as well.
Having second thoughts is entirely normal. However, once you’ve followed all the necessary steps and considered all the factors to get your body fully prepared for the procedure, your mind and body will be at ease. Your journey to be the best version of yourself is now within reach.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT IMMEDIATELY AFTER SURGERY?
Once the surgery is finished, the patients are monitored by the nurses and the surgeon, and soon after they are discharged home or admitted overnight depending on the pre-operative plan.
*The content and images on this page are provided with the sole intention of educating potential patients on the procedure discussed above. Results vary per individual and are dependent on our doctor’s consultation prior to the procedure. We strongly recommend undergoing a formal consultation with a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon prior to scheduling and undergoing any surgical or non-surgical treatment.