How to Mentally Prepare for Surgery

If you are reading this, you may have decided to move forward with cosmetic surgery. Congratulations! This is a big decision, and it will significantly impact your life. Before you head into surgery, it is important to prepare yourself, not only physically, but mentally as well!  Our team at Synergy Plastic Surgery is here to help you prepare mentally before embarking on your journey towards confidence and self-love.

Read on to ensure you feel calm and ready for your upcoming procedure!

Choosing the Right Plastic Surgeon

Choosing a plastic surgeon is an important decision. Make sure the surgeon you choose is experienced and board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

You will need to discuss your specific aesthetic goals with your plastic surgeon. It is important to consider your surgeons experience, the surgery, and the recovery process. You should also ask the surgeon for before and after photos of previous patients.

The decision to have plastic surgery is a big one. But if you do your research and choose a good plastic surgeon, you can be sure you will be happy with your results! Read more helpful tips on choosing the best plastic surgeon for you here.

Educate Yourself

Before you decide to undergo cosmetic surgery, educating yourself about the procedure is essential. At your complimentary consultation, our board certified plastic surgeons will discuss with you your goals and expectations, as well as answer  any questions you may have. This is imperative in deciding whether cosmetic surgery is right for you!

Set Realistic Expectations

Keep in mind that cosmetic surgery is not a miracle cure-all. It can improve your appearance but won’t necessarily change your life. Be sure to set realistic expectations for your results. It is important to have clear goals and expectations that match your unique anatomy. At Synergy Plastic Surgery, will allow plenty of time for you to describe what you’d like to change about your appearance and will take the time to answer your questions. Our surgeons put patients at ease with their friendly, approachable personalities and help patients develop realistic expectations. The goal is to produce classic, natural results that highlight your unique features while meeting your aesthetic goals!

Prepare For Recovery

Recovery from cosmetic surgery can take some time, so prepare accordingly. You may need help with day-to-day tasks and likely need to take it easy for a while. Make sure you have someone who can support you during your recovery period! Read more on what to expect during recovery from a surgical procedure, such as the tummy tuck procedure, here.

Stay Positive

It’s normal to feel nervous before surgery, but it is important to stay positive throughout the process. Remember that you’re making this decision yourself and focus on the results that you will soon see! Our patients can rest assured knowing that every aspect of Synergy Plastic Surgery has been created with your total well-being in mind. 

Find Support

Finally, don’t hesitate to reach out for support if you need it! This includes talking to and receiving reassurance from your friends and family. Your support system can better prepare for your procedure as well! They can attend appointments with you, become knowledgeable on the procedure as well as post-op instructions, and learn how to care for you during recovery. Here is more information that you can share with your loved ones on how they can provide support to you during your plastic surgery recovery.

Our patients can feel comfortable and confident knowing that our plastic surgeons have thorough training in all areas of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Their extensive and diverse backgrounds are reflected in Synergy’s comprehensive menu of surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic services. Our board-certified plastic surgeons are committed to caring for you as a whole person.

If you are ready to move forward with your cosmetic procedure, call (512) 244-1444 to schedule your complimentary consultation today!

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