Undergoing any type of surgery can be intimidating and may cause you a certain amount of anxiety, including voluntary surgeries like plastic surgery. However, by being under the care of a trusted surgeon and staff you have nothing to worry about. In order to be prepared as best as possible, it’s helpful to understand what to expect before, during, and after your surgery.
When preparing for surgery make sure that you follow your doctor’s orders as much as possible. More than likely your doctor will suggest that you fast for a certain period of time before undergoing anesthesia in order to avoid nausea and vomiting. Also be sure to avoid blood thinners like aspirin and alcohol as these can cause problems with your body’s natural ability to clot blood.
During your surgery you will be under anesthesia. If you have never been under anesthesia it’s nothing to be frightened about and you will be monitored the entire time by a professional anesthesia provider. During this time you will be completely unconscious and will not feel or remember a thing about your surgery.
As one of the most crucial aspects to any surgery, the recovery process after your surgery is one of the most important parts of your procedure. During this time it’s important to avoid things like exercise and heavy lifting. It’s also important for you to give your body the rest it needs and the allotted time your doctor suggested in order for you to fully heal from your surgery.
By understanding what happens before, during, and after your surgery, you can help to be better prepared for the entire process without feeling like you’re getting any unexpected surprises.
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