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Preparing for Plastic Surgery: A Basic Timeline

By The Landings Surgical Centre on August 29, 2017


Close up of a woman’s midsection, “marked up” for body contouringAt The Landings Surgical Centre, Drs. Richard Bendor-Samuel and Louis Boileau strive to provide plastic surgery procedures of the most surpassing quality using state-of-the-art technology and techniques in a comfortable, inviting environment. From a full array of non-surgical injectable treatments to the finest in body contouring, breast enhancement, and facial rejuvenation options, The Landings Surgical Centre offers a cosmetic solution that can be tailored to virtually any need.

In order to ensure that our patients have the most positive plastic surgery experience possible, our doctors discuss the issue of preparing for plastic surgery during consultations at their Halifax, NS practice. This allows patients to understand precisely what they can expect before they commit to any given procedure. The success of any plastic surgery procedure hinges in large part on a patient’s willingness and ability to follow all pre- and post-surgical instructions to the letter. If patients are not willing or able to prepare properly for plastic surgery, it is best that they know well in advance.

Would you like to learn more about body contouring, breast enhancement, or facial rejuvenation surgery? If so, please schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Richard Bendor-Samuel or Dr. Louis Boileau at The Landings Surgical Centre today.

Three Weeks before Your Procedure

In the weeks leading up to your procedure, you will want to start thinking about lifestyle changes that you can make to improve your health. By being in the best health possible, you will lower your risk of complications during and after surgery and promote an efficient and comfortable recovery period.

If you smoke, you will definitely want to kick the habit at this point, preferably for good, but at least until you have finished healing from your surgery. If you drink alcohol, you will also want to stop as alcohol consumption can increase the risk of bleeding.

If you currently have an exercise regimen, continue to follow it; if you don’t, now is the time to begin one! During your healing period, light walking will be an important part of your recovery.

Two Weeks before Your Procedure

Our doctors may advise you to stop taking certain medications at this point, including ibuprofen and blood thinners. They may also have you start taking vitamins and nutritional supplements that will aid in your healing by reducing the risk of swelling, bruising, and other adverse side effects.

One Week before Your Procedure

During the week before your procedure, you will want to be particularly cautious about the foods you eat, avoiding foods that are high in sodium as they will contribute to post-surgical swelling. Be sure to pick up your prescribed medications from the pharmacy and make any other arrangements that need to be made, such as having someone in line to take you to and from our office on the day of your surgical appointment.

Learn More about Preparing for Plastic Surgery

To learn more about preparing for plastic surgery, please contact The Landings Surgical Centre today.

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