Cosmetic surgery is a quest desired by so many that many often spend years saving for a procedure that will give them, quite literally, a new look. In all the expanse of time of preparing financially for the operation, many fail to address a more important issue: the mental preparation. Having dreamed about the surgery for this long, prior to the big step they get nervous and scared, which is completely natural. If you are facing a plastic surgical procedure, in order to prepare for your surgery, there are some basic steps you can take to face your procedure without being a bundle of nerves.
Prepare By Relaxing
Both the mind and the body must be completely at ease and comfortable with the idea of the operation before you proceed with it. If not, you will only get more anxious as the surgery approaches and the ride may not be smooth.
Understand Your Role Before The Operation
The surgeon in charge of you will provide you will all the information you should know about the procedure you are about to undergo. Read up on as much as you can, so that you know the process like the back of your hand and nothing remains that can surprise you or scare you.
Ask Questions If You Have Them
Though some questions may seem silly to you, they are important and you have every right to know what to expect. Doctors will not refuse your queries, and it is natural for you to have questions. Makes notes if you feel like it while speaking with your doctor, so that you can later review his answers and relax enough to feel less anxious.
Plan Your Recovery
Because you will feel the need for support immediately after the surgery, it is advisable to have somebody close to you be there after your surgery and to take you home. It is even better if the person is around for a few days after the procedure, taking care of you.
Prepare For Last Minute Jitters
The night before is the moment of maximum stress, and you may feel ill or irritable. Lack of sleep is also a common issue. You can deal with this effectively. Deep breathing or meditation techniques are helpful, as is a light-hearted funny movie. Pamper yourself and let the tension melt away from your body.