What is Expected of a Plastic Surgery Patient?
The decision to undergo a plastic surgery procedure is an important one, but your responsibilities do not end when you make the decision.
Keep your plastic surgery expectations realistic
Well timed and carefully considered plastic surgery can boost your self confidence and improve your social and professional prospects. However, it's important to keep the effects of plastic surgery in perspective.
If your expectations from plastic surgery are unrealistic, you can set yourself up for disappointment. No matter how successful your surgery is, it will not significantly affect the way your coworkers, friends, and loved ones perceive or treat you; and if you have deep seated issues with your self esteem, even the most dramatic results will not make you feel better overall. For this reason, it is important that you carefully examine your motivations for and feelings about the procedures you are considering, and discuss these openly and honestly with your plastic surgeon and staff ahead of time.
Follow pre- and post-operative instructions exactly
It is absolutely essential, when undergoing any type of invasive procedure, that you follow your doctor's instructions to the letter.
These post and pre-operative instructions are designed to minimize any risks inherent to the procedure and to ensure that you achieve optimal results.
If you have any questions about your instructions, don't simply guess. Ask Dr. Placik, and he will be happy to clarify any misunderstandings, and ensure that your recovery goes as smoothly, painlessly, and quickly as possible.
Allow yourself time to recover
After a plastic surgery procedure, many people are anxious to get back to their regular activities, and to show off their new look. However, if you don't allow yourself time to recover from your procedure, you may suffer unnecessary setbacks, which can result in health problems or less than desirable results. If you've had a surgical procedure, the healing process may take several weeks or even months. It is important that you give your body time to heal before you place unnecessary stress on your body.
If you have work or family commitments that require physical exertion, be sure to discuss these with your plastic surgeon before your procedure, so he or she can help you understand what your limitations are expected to be, and for how long you will have to limit your activities.
Schedule a personal plastic surgery consultation
To determine whether plastic surgery is right for you and what would be expected of you for the procedures you're considering, please call or email our Chicago Plastic Surgeon today to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Placik and his friendly, professional staff about your plastic surgery options.