You have thought about it for years, and you have finally decided to go ahead with that plastic surgery procedure, and the surgery date is fast approaching. Whether it’s a tummy tuck or a breast procedure, there are some things you’ll want to do to prepare yourself for your recovery.
Tips for preparing
Yes, it is a plastic surgery procedure and not a heart transplant, but it is still surgery, and you still need to take care of yourself and give yourself time to relax and recover.
Here are some things to think about doing before your surgery:
1. Ask for help. After any procedure you should have someone there to drive you home, but it is also a good idea to ask a friend or family member to stay overnight as well, if you are the only adult in your home. This is especially important if you have young children to take care of.
2. Get your home ready. Even if you have someone to take care of you, they probably can’t be around every minute. Before your surgery, prepare your home, by gathering your favorite snacks and puzzle books and putting them close to your bed or your favorite spot on the couch. Do any grocery shopping ahead of time so your kitchen is well-stocked. You might even consider making some meals ahead of time and freezing them so that there is little effort needed when you are hungry.
3. Prepare yourself. If you are having a tummy tuck, you may be thinking that now is a great time to pig out on some junk food and stop exercising – after all, you’ll soon be getting rid of that excess tissue, right? However, you should make an effort to eat right and stay in shape right up until the procedure. A healthy body will heal faster.
Of course, Dr. Bogue and his staff will give you complete instructions to follow for a successful and quick recovery – but make sure you prepare yourself and your home as well. If you are considering a plastic surgery procedure or you have questions about your recovery, call the office of David Bogue Plastic Surgery in Boca Raton, Florida, at 561-886-1000.