When planning for plastic surgery it is key that you take a good look at your current lifestyle, your medical history, and your doctor’s credentials. Recovering from and maintaining the results from surgery is easiest for those who live a healthy lifestyle and treat their bodies well. Some of these lifestyle changes and research involved may be tedious, but by taking these steps you can ensure that you will enjoy your results for years to come.
Before surgery it is important to take a good look at your lifestyle and see if there are any factors that might cause the healing time to be slower. Some examples of this could be:
- Weight or any weight fluxes
- Medications or vitamin supplements
- Exercise habits
- Nicotine & alcohol consumption
- Sun Exposure
- Sleep pattern
- Stress level
Just like the lifestyle factors, it is equally as important to discuss your medical history with your surgeon so that they can provide you with truthful and detailed information about the risks associated with a procedure that may or may not have to do with your health history. The consult before the surgery is the perfect time to discuss any questions you may have. After medical history and lifestyle habits are cleared, you should then confirm the doctor’s credentials, and the accreditation of the location where you are receiving treatment.
To get an understanding of a doctor’s qualification, you should look for a certification from the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS). You may also want to confirm that the facility is state-licensed. These factors are so important for a successful surgery and ensuring that the proper skill and technology is used to perform the procedure.
If you are interested in learning more about plastic surgery and how to further prepare, give us a call today to set up a consultation.