Having Plastic Surgery Done? Tips To Keep In Mind Before And After The Procedure

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By Dr. Michael J. Brown, MD

didyouknow?Getting a plastic surgery procedure done is an exciting, yet nerve-wracking time. You are excited for the changes about to take place, but may be nervous about the surgery. However, it is important that you take the time to keep some tips in mind. These tips will help the procedure and recovery go more smoothly. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you are having plastic surgery.

Follow All Pre-Op and Post-Op Instructions From Your Plastic Surgeon

When you are preparing for, or have just undergone a plastic surgery procedure, the most important tip to keep in mind is to follow all instructions from the doctor who is or has performed your surgery. You will be given a pre-op and post-op instruction sheet. These sheets will tell you what you should and should not do following the surgery. The pre-op sheet may advise you to stop eating or drinking at a certain time prior to your operation and ask you to remove all jewelry prior to surgery. The post-op instructions may explain what medications to take, what foods to eat, and how to care for any wounds after the surgery. Failing to follow these instructions can jeopardize your heath both during and after the procedure.

Get Your Affairs in Order

After undergoing a surgical procedure, you are going to want time to rest and recover. You are not going to want to have to run around and pay bills or go grocery shopping. As such, you should get all of your affairs in order prior to the surgical procedure. If possible, pay all your bills early so you don’t have to worry about them immediately following the surgery. Take the time to stock your pantry with non-perishable food, so you will have plenty to eat. Or arrange for a grocery service to deliver groceries to your home. And since you may feel like lying around for a few days, pick up a book, magazines or movies so you have something to do without becoming bored. This will help you get the rest you need without feeling like you have other things that need to be done.

Stay Hydrated Following Your Surgery

waterbottleAnother important tip to keep in mind as you recover from plastic surgery is to stay hydrated. After surgery, you may not feel like eating or drinking much, but once you get the all clear to consume liquids, you should. Make sure you drink plenty of water. This helps blood flow through your body and assists in the recovery process. It also keeps you from becoming dehydrated, which can lead to headaches and nausea.

Massage Your Scars

When the dressing and bandages come off of your body, you may want to begin to rub vitamin E oil or other scar reducing products, into your surgical scar. Massage helps to increase the flow of blood to this area of the body, while vitamin E, or similar products, help to moisturize the skin. Both of these items together can minimize the darkened color of the scar and it’s length. No one wants an obvious scar in the area they had plastic surgery, so doing this can help decrease your chances of having an unsightly scar.

Undergoing plastic surgery can be a life-changing decision. You get to improve something about your appearance that you dislike and instead, get something you have always dreamed about. This may be larger breasts, a smaller nose, or a curvier figure. However, plastic surgery can take a toll on your body. Luckily, there are certain things you can do before and after surgery to make things easier on yourself. Following these tips will help make the procedure go more smoothly and assist in your recovery.

Author: Dr. Michael J. Brown, MD, Founder and Medical Director of the Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery and Dermatology, Dr. Brown has paid particular attention to all facets for safety and personal experience.

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How To Find Discounts For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

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By Enrica Clavito

womanarmupPeople often would like to find services for aesthetic plastic surgery but may be put off by the price. Some procedures are out of reach for many people and these are ones that are not covered by most people’s medical insurance from work.

Different kinds of procedures

These elective procedures have the potential to made huge changes in a person’s look but also to their self-esteem. Some of these are very complex ones while others are fairly simple. Most of these are not extensive surgeries like old style facelifts or even rhinoplasty, which changes the look of a person’s nose. The majority of these procedures are ones that can be performed in a doctor’s office with local anesthesia. Some of these will be permanent while others may be procedures that need to be repeated every few months or years.

What to look for

There are some offices for plastic surgeons, as well as dermatologists that have specials each month or fairly often. Some will discount a specific procedure while others may bundle services for better pricing. People will usually find these offers in larger metropolitan areas where competition for clients can be more intense. Those living in smaller cities or rural areas may not have as much access to these kinds of services unless they watch the big city papers or TV commercials.

Anyone that is considering this kind of treatment may also want to look on the net for centralized service providers. There are some sites that have arrangements with physicians to help connect them with patients. One of the reasons that people may find better pricing here is that doctors may have short term notice for cancellations that they would like to fill. There are also times when there are gaps in the appointment calendar and filling them, even at a discount, will mean better business operations for the physician.

Those considering using these kinds of services may want to look for providers that state that they are board certified. This means that the provider not only has the basic training to provide services but also has gone above and beyond to obtain additional training and certification.

Skin care services

Most of these services will be skin care-related. There are often services for line fillers for facial wrinkles and creases but also laser hair removal services. Some of the most popular ones are laser tattoo removal and acne scar removal.

– By guest author, Enrica Clavito…..Visit Zendy Beauty for more information.