Youâ€™ve done the research, youâ€™ve saved for the procedure and now youâ€™ve finally pulled the trigger on the cosmetic surgery procedure youâ€™ve wanted for a long time. Now what? I am often asked by my Reno plastic surgery patients, “What can I do to get the best results from my surgery?”
There are two ways to answer this question: the short answer and the long one. Today, we’re going to give you both.
The short answer:
The best thing you can do to maximize your outcome after surgery is to follow your pre- and post-operative instructions diligently. There are a lot of things that we are not able to control or predict when it comes to cosmetic surgery, but for everything that we can control and predict, we like to try to make sure those things happen.
The long answer:
When you book a surgery with Janiga MDs, you are provided written and verbal detailed pre- and post-operative instructions. It is very important to follow these instructions carefully to maximize your results.
The instructions before surgery include preoperative tests that vary by procedure, like a mammogram, bloodwork, abstaining from certain medications while making sure you take others. We ask you to get a good nightâ€™s sleep beforehand, as surgery is taxing on the body. Itâ€™s also important to have a good support system in place ahead of time so someone else can care for your basic needs while you recover.
Postoperatively, you will receive similar printed instructions, as well. These include details about when to restart your medications, as well as any food restrictions, how to take your medication for discomfort, phone numbers to call in case of emergency and approved activity level after surgery.
This last one is important. Often we hear from patients who feel good and would like to be more active than our instructions state, but it is crucial to your recovery that you refrain from too much activity too soon. Patience is key to achieving the best results from your cosmetic surgery procedure.
Many factors go in to a surgical procedure and maximizing outcomes. As a patient, your most significant contribution to this surgery is your full participation in the before and aftercare.
Call our Reno plastic surgery offices any time to discuss your cosmetic surgery needs. You can trust us to provide you with the best comprehensive care available.
~ Dr. Timothy Janiga