Having cosmetic surgery Manchester, London or Liverpool based can be quite nerve wracking, so we are here to help you know how you can prepare, so you are relaxed and ready for the procedure. Whether you’re having a mummy makeover, breast augmentation or nose job, get ready to find out how you need to prepare!
Fully Understand The Procedure
The first thing you should do in order to prepare for cosmetic surgery is to make sure that you fully understand the procedure. Spend some time with your surgeon and also doing your own research online, so that you know every step of the procedure and the potential risks associated. When you know what will be happening when you are under anesthetic, you are likely to feel less stressed before the surgery, so you are in the best condition to be sedated. Feeling relaxed is important before your surgery and having a detailed understanding of the procedure will make sure this happens.
Arrange Your Transport
After having cosmetic surgery, you will need to make sure that you arrange your transport on the way home. You won’t be able to drive for a while after your surgery (how long will depend on your specific procedure), so you should pre-arrange for someone to come and collect you. The last thing you want is to be trying to organise a lift after your surgery, as you are likely to still be under affected by the anaesthesia and you may be quite confused. Getting as much arranged as possible before your surgery, including your transport, will make everything run a bit more smoothly.
In the run up to your surgery, you should try and be active. There are always risks associated with surgery, which are heightened when you are not at your healthiest. So, as far in advance as possible, you should be exercising and getting to your strongest so that your body is in the best condition possible for your surgery. Also, after surgery, your heart and lungs have to work harder to assist your body with recovery, so you are likely to have a quicker and healthier recovery than if you weren’t healthy.
Know What You Will Need To Eat/Drink
The next tip we have for you is what you will need to eat and drink after your surgery. You probably won’t be in a position to be doing lots of shopping or cooking, especially in the first week after your surgery, so find out what you need before so you can do a food shop. This is also the opportunity to prepare a few meals in advance and freeze them, like pasta dishes, curries, soups and stews for example. This will take the pressure off slightly after your surgery, as well as making sure you will be eating healthy and nutritious foods!
Find Out About Medication
Lastly, you should find out if you will need any medication to help with your recovery and also to help you feel more comfortable. You will be given the essential medication that you need, like your pain killers, but there may be other medication that is suggested to help your recovery. For example, some procedures will mean you get a very dry mouth after surgery that you can get a spray to help with. All of these things will be advised by your surgeon, but make sure you ask beforehand so that you can get everything ready for after your surgery.