How To Prepare Mentally For Cosmetic Surgery

 

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Entering into the right headspace sets you up for greater success with your procedure and genuine joy when you view those end results. To help, here are 5 ways we suggest you mentally prep prior to your liposuction, rhinoplasty or mummy makeover.

1. GOOGLE IS YOUR FRIEND
They say knowledge is power. While this may well look like a trite expression, it is likewise true. The deeper you understand about your treatment, the better prepared you will be mentally.  Trust the boy scouts when they say ‘be prepared'.   Remember you might well need to prepare different sleeping arrangements in advance of your procedure. This is part of prepare mentally for cosmetic surgery

Start by talking honestly with your cosmetic surgeon. Ask for all the vital details relating to preparation, the surgery itself and recuperation. Find out about the possible side effects and problems. A few of these details might sound scary and daunting, but it's sort of like strolling into a dark room; it's scary when you don't know what lies inside, but once you illuminated it, it isn't so daunting after all.

2. FORM REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS

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There is no ‘lose fat now' spell.

Cosmetic surgery can make amazing changes in your physique, and those can have a considerable impact on your self-confidence. But surgery isn't magic; it has its limits.  Your surgeon isn't Harry Potter and cannot cast a ‘be beautiful' spell.

Plastic surgery won't work wonders, though it can still be life-changing.

Part of mentally preparing for your procedure is forming sensible expectations. But if you aren't a surgeon yourself, it might be hard to understand what those are. One way you can start developing a sensible image in your head is to look at before and after photos from your surgeon and online. This will let you find those starting from a place comparable to your own and see where they turned out. This helps by both removing an element of the unknown and getting you into a good headspace for seeing your new look after you recover.

3. BE SINCERE ABOUT YOUR MOTIVATIONS, ESPECIALLY TO YOURSELF.
Not simply with your surgeon and others, but with yourself. The vast majority of clients want surgery for themselves– to look better, to feel better, to have greater confidence. But sometimes, their motivations are more external. This could be pressure from a spouse, social pressure or even peer pressure. Satisfaction after plastic surgery relies on internal motivation. Don't decide on any procedure built upon what others will think about you.

4. PREPARE FOR A WAITING PERIOD
Not the waiting period for the treatment in itself, but the waiting period between when the procedure is finished, and when the results are visible. After most plastic surgery procedures, there will be some degree of swelling and bruising, plus stitches that need to heal. Expect to wait at least six weeks to get an idea of how well your surgery went and a full six months before final results are apparent.

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5. VOICE YOUR CONCERNS
Being concerned about aspects of surgery and recovery is normal. Don't keep these to yourself; it won't insult your surgeon to find out that you have doubts or fears. Ask your surgeon any questions you have and make clear what worries you. Chances are a short discussion will have you feeling better and ready for the big day. Now you can appreciate why it was worthwhile to prepare mentally for cosmetic surgery.

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