Things you should do before having cosmetic surgery

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Cosmetic surgery can benefit people that want to enhance the way that their bodies look. Many people today turn to cosmetic surgeons to look their best. It is important to be prepared in advance for this type of surgical procedure. Here are some tips on how to prepare for cosmetic surgery.

Budget for the Expense

Cosmetic surgery is not covered by insurance because it is an elective medical procedure. It is important to budget for the expense and any items that will be needed for post-op recovery. People will need to take time off from work as well to recuperate. It is important to meet with the surgeon to discuss the costs. Many people qualify for payment arrangements so this can help with trying to pay for everything in a timely manner.

Get a Complete Physical Done

It is important to make sure that you are in excellent health before undergoing any cosmetic surgery. This means that people should take a trip to their primary care physician to have a full physical done. People should also request their medical history and give it to the cosmetic surgeon. This information can be very helpful when trying to decide which anesthesia and medications to prescribe during and after the procedure.

Prepare Meals in Advance

Undergoing cosmetic surgery can be painful. People need to be prepared for when they come home. Preparing meals in advance and having food stocked in the fridge can help people have meals ready on the go so that they can stay fed and hydrated while they recover.

Clean Your House

It is important to avoid contracting a post-op infection. This means that your home should be as clean as possible. Wash your sheets, comforters and clothes in warm water. All surfaces should be disinfected so that germs can be avoided at all costs.

Meet with a Therapist

It is important for people to have cosmetic surgery for the right reasons. Speaking to a therapist can help people gain clarity on the situation. This helps people have confidence before they go in for the procedure. No one should regret their surgery down the road, so speaking to a professional can be very beneficial.

Have Your Medical Directive Filled Out

It is important for everyone to have a medical directive in place when they have cosmetic surgery done. This legally states what a person wants done if they are incapacitated or declared brain dead. This helps to ensure that a person has a good quality of life if anything goes wrong during the surgery.

Ronald Bush, MD

Director of Palm Springs Lipo Center Dr. Ronald Bush is board certified and has been providing patients with exceptional medical care for over 20 years. He performs a number of aesthetic procedures for those interested in optimizing and improving their appearance. Dr. Bush stays on the cutting edge of health and wellness and uses the latest technologies to provide optimal results for his clients.