In the run up to plastic surgery, it’s common for patients to be excited and even to experience some nerves, but they should also be using the time to get ready for the procedure, according to one expert.
US surgeon Dr Gregory A Buford recently released some tips on how to best prepare pre-op. In addition to following your own doctor’s orders, he stressed there are some rules to adhere to for “the best possible outcome”.
He advised: “Make sure you’re in good general health and at an appropriate weight for your height. If you’re too heavy or too thin, you add extra and unnecessary risks during surgery.”
Staying hydrated should also be a top priority, with the surgeon suggesting that drinking “plenty of fluids” is vital to helping sustain “blood and tissue health”.
The Denver-based plastic surgeon went on to recommend the preparation of a recovery space in the home for when you arrive home post-surgery and could potentially be less mobile or energetic.