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Being Mentally Ready for Facial Plastic Surgery

Being Mentally Ready for Facial Plastic Surgery

Posted by Dr. Litner and Dr. Solieman on September 16th, 2016

Whether you would like to have a rhinoplasty to modify the shape of your nose or a skin tightening and lifting procedure to reduce the signs of aging, making the decision to have cosmetic surgery is a significant one. While you consider it, and especially after you commit to a doctor and a date for surgery, it is important to prepare yourself mentally. For those who see a connection between physical health and mental well-being, there is real value in approaching this process with a positive frame of mind.

Here are some tips from Drs. Solieman and Litner to help you ready yourself for facial plastic surgery:

  • Be clear and realistic about your expectations. First and foremost, it is important to understand the possibilities and limitations of any facial plastic surgery. At Profiles Beverly Hills, Drs. Litner and Solieman will thoroughly review their surgical plan with you before your surgery date, explaining the technique and what they intend to achieve. Successful outcomes are more likely when patients have a healthy attitude and their expectations are in line with what the doctors think they can achieve. The more you can envision what changes will look best with your individual anatomy, the more confident you will be going into surgery – and the higher the chance that you will be satisfied with the results. 
  • Reduce stress. Before having surgery, the body should be in the best possible health so that it can heal efficiently. It is highly recommended that you take some time to relax and eliminate unnecessary stressors prior to your surgery. Stocking up on supplies you will need during your recovery period – such as prescription medication and healthy prepared food – can help ensure that your downtime is focused on rest.
  • Make sure you have the support you need. As you recover from the procedure, family and friends can be an enormous help. Not only can they offer physical assistance such a running errands, they can provide moral support as you are adjusting to your physical transformation. A non-judgmental, patient approach by your loved ones will help you to keep perspective at each stage of the recovery and avoid reading too much into daily changes as swelling is going down.

Facial plastic surgery procedures can address a range of concerns and boost confidence. However, developing an appreciation of your unique features can give you the psychological strength to go into a surgery with a balanced outlook.  If you would like to know more about facial plastic surgery and how it can help you realize your aesthetic goals, contact our Beverly Hills office to schedule a consultation.

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