All Set For Plastic Surgery

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Updated: September 02, 2023
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All Set For Plastic Surgery


How to properly tune into an operation, choose a plastic surgeon. What tests must be done, and how to properly prepare the body for surgery?


Awareness Of The Need For Plastic Surgery


The first thing to be done before plastic surgery is to realize its necessity. Of course, perfection is not limited; if one talks thin, one can find faults that require correction in each person. But where is the very face between reasonable necessity and excess? This face is in every person's head, and each is different. Any person, first of all, wants to like himself and then others.


The Choice Of A Plastic Surgeon


 Perhaps choosing a plastic surgeon is the most crucial stage of plastic surgery. Each patient should decide whether the doctor inspires him and if he can achieve the result that the patient will be satisfied. The result, of course, depends on the surgeon's experience. But none of the most experienced and expensive surgeons cannot guarantee an impeccable result; this can happen for three reasons:


1.  Exaggerated expectations of the patient.


2.  Features of the body.


3.  Technical errors.


It's not always possible to get a nose like a Hollywood star. Each person has their characteristics, which must be considered. The body's reaction can be completely different, as a result of which complications are possible (especially in smoking patients) and deviations from the expected result. Technical inaccuracies can include both inaccuracies performed by the surgeon during the operation and non-compliance by the patient with recommendations in the postoperative period. A minor trauma to the operated organ after surgery can cross out even an ideally performed plastic surgery.


Delivery Of Tests


In each clinic, the list of analyses can be different. If the patient has any chronic diseases of concern, the doctor may prescribe additional studies. Usually, the list of tests includes a general blood test, general urine analysis, ECG, fluorography, blood tests for antibodies to syphilis, correlogram, and ultrasound of the mammary glands during operations on the chest. The shelf life of the tests is two weeks, and fluorography is one year.


Care After Plastic Surgery


 It's important to adhere to your plastic surgeon's post-operative care guidelines. The following are some general principles:


Adhere To Medical Advice: 


Always abide by the instructions given by your surgeon on medication schedules, dressing changes, and activity limitations.


Rest and Healing 


Allow enough time for your body to recuperate. For a speedy recovery, rest is crucial.


Skin Care: 


Per your surgeon's recommendations, keep your surgery incisions clean and dry. Wait until you've been given the all-clear before taking a dip.


Pain Control: 


To relieve pain, take prescribed painkillers as advised.


Keeping Out Of The Sun: 


Avoid direct sunlight on treated areas since UV rays might damage mending skin.


Nutrition And Hydration 


Keep a balanced diet and drink plenty of water to aid your body in healing.


Restricted Activities:


 Until your surgeon gives the all-clear, refrain from intense activities and exercise. Reintroduce physical activities gradually.


Preparing The Body For Surgery


  • If you smoke, you must try to give up this addiction, at least for a while. Smoking increases the risk of various complications as the supply to damaged tissues of oxygen decreases. No specific terms must necessarily be left with this habit, but we can say unequivocally: the less you smoke, the better for your body.


  • If the operation is planned in the morning, you can have dinner easily in the evening. If the operation is planned in the afternoon, a light breakfast as a sandwich with tea is possible in the morning.


  • If you have taken any drugs that dilute the blood, you must cancel them by consulting the doctor. As for other medicines, they must be approved by the doctor.


  • In addition, before the operation, it is necessary to stock up on painkillers and antibiotics (if necessary).


Once again, it is worth noting that none, even the most experienced surgeon, can guarantee an ideal result. Still, every plastic surgeon can and must guarantee a human attitude to the patient for consultations and after surgery. The patient's dissatisfaction is a problem, and the doctor is included.


Common Problems After Plastic Surgery


Puffiness: The patient will have some swelling time after any procedure, regardless of its complexity. The dynamics of rehabilitation always depend on the health of each person and the condition of the skin. After complicated procedures, swelling may increase after 2 - 3 days and begin to subside after 3 to 4 days. You need to follow the following instructions for this process to pass less painlessly:


  • Try to spend as much time as possible in the direct position (you can walk or sit).


  • At night, place the pillows to keep your head as straight as possible. So that you can rest, but watch your condition.


  • Use the ice packs you will receive at the clinic (our partners provide them for free). Apply it within 3 to 5 days after the operation. Wrap the ice pack in the material to avoid irritating the skin.


In Case Of Occurrence Of These Problems


Post-operative bleeding: It is normal to have small bleeding in the places of scars, but you should not let this bleeding go unnoticed and let everything go by itself. Suppose bleeding goes beyond the normal range (10-15 minutes), or you see an infection, redness around, or feel a fever or unbearable pain. In that case, you should immediately report it to your medical coordinator or the doctor. In addition, carefully follow the schedule of your dressing’s appointments.

  • It is normal to have slight bleeding in the scar area immediately after surgery or within 2 to 3 days. Keep this area clean, use new gauze, and do not use toilet paper!


  • Follow your doctor's schedule; do not remove the bandage before taking it. Bandaging is also important, like antibiotics, to prevent infection. 


The Final Recommendations Of The Doctor


Medications, ointments, diet, and shower: Everything you do with your body after any plastic procedure impacts the recovery period and effectiveness. Below is an unspoken list of what you should do to ensure the best possible result for your recovery:


  • Ointments (if a doctor certainly prescribes it) are a good and simplest method to keep the scar area clean.


  • The doctor will prescribe antibiotics for you within the next few days after the procedure. Make sure that you take them on time.


  • You can eat anything you want after the operation or procedure. Nevertheless, we would like to offer you a balanced diet full of antioxidants and without spicy and spicy foods. In addition, additional proven advice: eat pineapple before and after a plastic procedure - this helps reduce puffiness! Yes, it's a fact. Oh! And no alcohol and cigarettes, please!


  • The doctor may recommend not taking a shower for 2-3 days. After that, you can take a shower (finally!) But notice that you need to avoid the scars. The good news is that you can skip the gym for a month. You also can not lift weights.


These recommendations are only part of what doctors usually point out, and you should always follow any additional prescriptions that the plastic surgeon gives you. They know what they are doing. Remember that when you travel with a medical tourism agency, you can also ask them about places of food, accommodation, and more detailed information to make your trip more comfortable and effective.