When considering plastic surgery, you usually focus on what you want done and finding the right surgeon to help you achieve those goals. While the right surgeon is very important, there are some plastic surgery secrets for before and after your procedure that can help you get the most of plastic surgery and the results you desire.
Self-Care Before Surgery Is Essential
Before you schedule your plastic surgery procedure, it is essential to take time to focus on self-care. While many procedures focus on body contouring, they are not a weight loss solution. Being close to your ideal weight will help you achieve the contour goals you desire, so it is important to follow a healthy diet and a regular exercise routine.
In addition, you want to say goodbye to bad habits, such as smoking, well before your procedure, as this can affect your healing and your results.
Plan Your Recovery
While a healthy body is essential before your procedure, following post-surgical instructions and taking the time to recover without pushing yourself is just as important. Before your procedure, plan ahead for your recovery.
Some things to consider include:
- Arrange for someone to drive you home from your procedure and stay with you for the first 12 to 24 hours in case you need assistance. If you have children, arrange for regular care while you are recovering.
- Pick up any medications you will need for recovery before your procedure, so they are ready when you arrive home.
- Create a recovery area where you can keep everything handy. This can include your medications, books, phone chargers, etc.
- Plan meals ahead of time and have them ready for quick reheating or preparation, allowing you to eat healthy without all the work.
Plastic Surgery Is Only the Beginning
Your decision to have plastic surgery is an investment in yourself and, in order to maintain your amazing results, you will need to feed that investment. For example, if you had a tummy tuck, you removed that loose skin and excess fat. You don’t want that to return and undo what you just had done, so a healthy diet and regular exercise are essential.
The same is true if you had a facelift to reduce the signs of aging. Keeping your skin hydrated and avoiding sun exposure is now essential to help you maintain your new appearance.
The good news is Dr. Scot Martin is always here to answer all your plastic surgery questions and concerns and help you get the most out of your plastic surgery experience. If you would like to learn more, contact Dr. Martin online or call the office at (575) 521-7111 today to schedule an appointment.