There are many people who get cosmetic surgery and love the results. It is a great way to hone in on one spot of the body and really get the results that you want. However, that doesn't mean that you should just jump in without really understanding what is expected and normal for the surgery. Here are some things you should know.
What Will The Preparation Be Like?
There may be a couple things that you need to do before you can get the procedure done. First, you will need to make sure that you fit the requirements for the surgery. For example, if you are getting liposuction, it is important that you are already at a weight that is good for you. You shouldn't be doing liposuction as a weight loss treatment. Instead, liposuction is a way to target specific areas and tone them up. Thus, your doctor may tell you to lose a little more weight, or some other specific things before you get the procedure done. Second, you will be asked to go off certain medications. For example, if you are planning on getting a breast augmentation, you will need to go off any hormones, including birth control and even IUDs. The hormones can affect the healing and so you will have to have all of it out of your system before you can get the surgery.
What Is The Recovery Like?
The recovery can be pretty intense depending on the procedure that you get done. For example, if you get a breast lift it has a worse recovery than someone who just gets implants. The healing can be more painful, there can be more scarring, and it will take a couple more days to fully recover. Even though plastic surgery is elective, it is still surgery and it will still require that you treat it as you would any surgery. You won't want to leave your house, you will need to make sure you have meals and other things planned. You will need to take time off work and no heavy lifting. This includes children, so you may need to have family or friends help with the children.
Talk to your doctor about normal recovery times for the procedure that you have chosen. No matter if you get dermal fillers, rhinoplasty, a tummy tuck, or another procedure, you should always consider how you need to prepare.
By understanding these things you can know what you should expect out of your cosmetic surgery.