Preoperative Consultation Is Vital
All patients who will undergo a plastic surgery have a number of rules and procedures to follow. Weeks or days before the scheduled date of your operation, your attending doctor/surgeon may give you some advices, like what to eat and what not to eat, things that should be avoided, or certain medications you need to take as well as tests you should undergo. Most of the time, your surgeon will schedule a preoperative visit and consultation ahead of your surgery to ensure you follow all the details. For most of the patients, this will be a nerve wracking experience that thinking about it will make them suffer from emotional strain. This is the reason why preoperative consultation to your surgeon is crucial because in this way you may be able to calm yourself and have the confidence you need to remove your fret. This also serves as your time to ask important questions you have in mind to your surgeon. Questions such as “What are the risks of having my surgery” or you could inquire further about the costs as well as your recovery afterwards.
Preparing Your Home
The cleanliness and orderliness of your home is an extremely important factor to be considered before your surgery day arrives. This is to make sure that everything you might need is in proper place, and that means it would be easier for you to recognize the things you need and avoid physical exertion that may cause you trouble. If you’re a parent or a pet owner, then you should contact someone to help you out watching over your children or taking care of your pets. It would be best if you ask a friend or a relative to do the job.
Other Home Preparations
Never forget to pay your bills ahead of time. Arrange all your bills so that you do not have to worry about it afterwards. Do some groceries and shop for all the items, foods that you should stock. Be sure to have a checklist so as not to forget anything. Consider the doctor’s rules on the food that you should and should not consume. Also consider buying a reading material for you to read especially during your recovery period. This is a great way to relax your mind while not doing anything.
If you are an employee or whatever work you have, do not forget to tell your employer about your surgery ahead of time. Remind them when the day draws near, or file a leave to avoid any problems in your work.
Preparing Yourself Mentally
Fret and jitters are normal, but be sure not to have them especially the night before your surgery. Stop over thinking. Remove those negative thoughts in your mind by relaxing and thinking about positive thoughts. Negative thinking will not help you instead it will just cause you stress which you should avoid. You can have a good talk to your friends or family so as to relax your mind. Try to listen to relaxing music, it works. Focus on the bright side instead, take a deep breath and calm your head. Always remember, positive thoughts leads to a positive life. In this way, you will gain confidence and by following all the steps given, success will surely come your way.