Pre-Surgery Preparation Tips from a Plastic Surgeon

Blond Model Walking Outdoors in SunSo, you’ve decided to do it! You’re finally having that plastic surgery procedure you’ve been dreaming of for years. Congratulations!

Now that you’re in full surgery mode, you’re probably wondering if our plastic surgeon, Dr. Costanzo, has any pre-surgery preparation tips for you. Well, in fact he does! This blog will be dedicated to helping you get ready for your big day and ensure its success. Keep reading.

Pre-Surgery Preparation Tips from Our Plastic Surgeon

    1. Research Your Procedure and Ask Your Plastic Surgeon Questions

      Before you decide to have a plastic surgery procedure, be sure you have done thorough research. This will help you prepare mentally for your big day. You can find information about every procedure our Thousand Oaks plastic surgeon, Dr. Costanzo, performs, as well as many blogs detailing specifics of various plastic surgeries.

      Additionally, be sure to ask plastic surgeon, Dr. Costanzo, any questions you have regarding your procedure. No question is too small or silly. He wants to ensure you are confident and comfortable with your decision and that you are well prepared for your surgery day.

    2. Prepare Your Home

      Before coming in for your plastic surgery procedure, be sure to prepare your home. Clean, prepare meals, stock up on healthy, easy to prepare foods and snacks, fill your refrigerator with Gatorade or other liquids that will help you stay hydrated, and make sure you have a clean place to sleep while you recover.

    3. Arrange Transportation

      Because you will be put to sleep with general anesthesia for your plastic surgery procedure, you will need to have a friend or family member bring you to your appointment and be ready to take you home and care for you after you’ve been released. Don’t wait until the day before to arrange transportation. If you don’t have someone to drive you to and from your surgery, you will be required to reschedule your procedure, and you definitely don’t want to do that!

    4. Have Realistic Expectations

      It goes without saying that Thousand Oaks patients with realistic expectations are most often happy with their final results. Remember, plastic surgeons like Dr. Costanzo work to provide patients with beautiful, natural-looking results. They can’t change your genetics or your underlying natural asymmetry, and they don’t want to make you look “done up” or unnatural. Be sure you fully understand what type of results you can expect from your plastic surgery procedure. And remember—Dr. Costanzo wants to answer your questions, so don’t hesitate to ask.

    5. Be Sure You’ve Fully Explained Your Entire Medical History to Your Plastic Surgeon

      When preparing for your plastic surgery procedure with Dr. Costanzo in Thousand Oaks, be sure you clearly communicate your entire medical history to him, including previous surgeries, major illnesses, chronic health conditions, and any medications you are currently taking. All of these can affect how your surgery is performed, and this information is vital to your safety during surgery.

    6. Avoid Alcohol and Tobacco Products

      When preparing for your plastic surgery procedure, our plastic surgeon, Dr. Costanzo, recommends avoiding alcohol and tobacco products for at least two weeks before and after your surgery. Alcohol and tobacco affect your body’s response to proper healing.If you need help quitting your habit for a period of time, or for good, just ask Dr. Costanzo for treatment recommendations available in Thousand Oaks.

Let Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Costanzo, Help You Get the Body You Deserve

With more than 33 years of experience providing the men and women of Thousand Oaks with amazing results through plastic surgery, Dr. Costanzo knows all the tips to help you prepare for your big day. If there’s something we didn’t cover in this blog, and you have a question about your pre-surgery preparation, don’t hesitate to call Christopher Costanzo, MD in Thousand Oaks today at (805) 373-9919. A member of his friendly team is ready to help.

Keep reading to learn more about choosing an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Costanzo to ensure the best care and results!