Plastic surgery is an exciting and potentially life-changing decision. Nevertheless, it’s common and very understandable to feel nervous or anxious about undergoing surgery. To help calm your nerves and ease your stress, trusted San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Abhay Gupta shares some tips to keep in mind in the days and weeks leading up to your surgery.
Knowing what to expect before, during and after your surgery can help make your plastic surgery journey easier and more positive. Avoid going on the Internet to learn about your procedure, as the Internet is filled with misconceptions and inaccurate information. If you do go online to research, only use credible sources such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and your surgeon’s own website. In the end, your best resource in knowing what to expect is your plastic surgeon. Have an honest conversation with your plastic surgeon about what you should expect on the night before surgery, the day of and during your recovery. You should also ask your surgeon about his or her qualifications. A qualified plastic surgeon knows what steps to take to reduce the risk of complications. Be candid with your questions; a good plastic surgeon should always be willing to listen!
Preparing for your recovery is one way to make your plastic surgery journey less stressful. Dr. Gupta always recommends that his patients prep their recovery space at home well in advance so they can go home after surgery and focus on just resting. Change your bedsheets and have clean pillows and blankets ready. Fill your prescriptions and stock up on easy-to-prepare foods and plenty of water. It’s also a good idea to ask a loved one to stay with you as you recover so they can do chores and errands for you and/or take care of pets and children as you heal.
Dr. Gupta encourages his patients to focus on the positive when preparing for plastic surgery. Think about why you are undergoing plastic surgery in the first place and visualize your results, whether it be a flatter stomach, bigger breasts or a younger-looking facial appearance. You can also view before-and-after pictures of patients that have transformed their appearance with the procedure of your choice.
Dr. Gupta is ready to answer all of your questions and address any concerns you may have about your plastic surgery procedure. To schedule a personal consultation, please email or call Gupta Plastic Surgery today.Dr. Gupta is ready to answer all of your questions and address any concerns you may have about your plastic surgery procedure. To schedule a personal consultation, please email or call Gupta Plastic Surgery today.
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