Joseph Serota, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

How to Prepare for Cosmetic Surgery

By admin November 28, 2019

Preparing for cosmetic surgery is an important part of your decision to have a cosmetic procedure in Aurora, Denver. Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center understands that the most prepared patients experience less pain and enjoy better results following their surgery.

Regardless of the procedure you plan to undergo, preparing for cosmetic surgery can seem overwhelming, even a little scary, but it doesn’t have to be! Of course, specific procedures may require specific preparation, but there are some general things you can do when preparing for any type of cosmetic surgery:

  • Get plenty of rest – before and after. Sleep is critical before and after your cosmetic surgery. Getting enough sleep helps to amp up your body’s defenses and better prepares you for your procedure. Post-surgery rest also speeds up the recovery process.
  • Load up on nutrients. The vitamins and minerals in healthy, nutrient-dense foods give your body the fuel it needs to heal and recover after your procedure, and some have added benefits specific to cosmetic surgery. Nutrients like bromelain (found in pineapple) can help with swelling, inflammation, and pain after surgery. Vitamin C can help fortify your immune system (which prevents infections) and also helps to promote wound healing.
  • Talk to your doctor about medications you’re taking. Some prescription medications, as well as ibuprofen, acetaminophen and aspirin, can interfere with your surgery so it’s important to talk to your surgeon about all of your current medications. 
  • Quit smoking and avoid using alcohol. Smoking disrupts your body’s ability to heal quickly, and it seriously constricts blood and oxygen flow to your body’s healthy cells. Alcohol increases your risk for infection, suppresses your immune system and can increase bleeding.

Choosing to have cosmetic surgery is an important personal decision. Just like any other surgery, you must be sure to properly prepare yourself physically and mentally before you undergo cosmetic surgery of any kind. Contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center today at 303-367-9000 or website to learn more about preparing for cosmetic surgery. 

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