Plan for your cosmetic surgery.

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The first important step in planning for cosmetic surgery is to gather information. A consultation with a physician is the most direct way to learn the basics: such as which procedure will give you your desired result; how much recovery time is needed; and certainly the cost. Additional information can be found on a doctor's website, as well as the society sites for the American Society of Plastic Surgery or for Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery site.

Once you’ve decided on a surgical plan, the next important step is to plan ahead. Recovery times and post-operative limitations vary according to surgery and are an important part of determining when you should have your procedures. Often the most difficult part of planning is finding a period of time that you can devote to recovery. Please don’t underestimate the importance of this. A low stress recovery period is key to having an easy experience both physically and mentally!

Quitting smoking is helpful at any time, but especially important in anticipation of certain surgeries, (i.e. face and neck lifts, tummy tucks, breast lifts or reductions). Give yourself enough time to quit and allow the nicotine to clear your system. Have your blood pressure checked and treated especially if it is higher than 130/85. Last, but not least, stop all aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, vitamins and supplements for at least two weeks prior to surgery to minimize bruising and bleeding
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Palm Beach Gardens Oculoplastic Surgeon