How to Prepare for Any Plastic Surgery Procedure
If you are considering any kind of plastic surgery procedure, it is important to be prepared for the process. At The Ferguson Clinic, we have a few tips to help you prepare for your procedure. Keep reading to learn more and contact us if you have any questions about your upcoming plastic surgery.
Stop Smoking and Vaping
Before any plastic surgery procedure, it is important that you stop smoking and vaping. Surgery is hard on the body, so it’s important to have your lungs and heart as healthy as possible before the procedure. To help your body heal properly, continue to refrain from smoking and vaping after your surgery as well.
Stop Drinking Alcoholic Beverages
Refraining from drinking alcohol pre-operation is just as important as stopping smoking and vaping pre-surgery. Alcohol is known to slow down the healing process and can increase the risk of complications.
Reduce Caffeine Intake
What’s more, drinks and foods with caffeine can also hinder healing after surgery, so it’s best to reduce your caffeine intake as well. This includes coffee, tea, soda, energy drinks, some over-the-counter pain medications, and yes, even chocolate.
Create a Recovery Plan
Finally, it’s important to take a moment and create a recovery plan for your procedure. This recovery plan will help you avoid the five most common post-surgery complications: infection, poor wound healing, nerve injury, necrosis (cell death), and atelectasis (collapse of lung tissue).
Here at The Ferguson Clinic, we want to make sure that you are fully prepared for your surgery and the recovery process that comes with it. If you’re looking for a plastic surgeon in Honolulu, rely on us — get in touch with us today to book your consultation appointment!