Year after year, plastic surgery continues to grow in popularity. Patients commonly rely on body contouring procedures to enhance the figure, while they undergo facial plastic surgery treatment to rejuvenate and enhance certain facial features. At Northwest Plastic Surgery Associates, Dr. Stephen P. Hardy and his team do everything they can to ensure that all patients are satisfied with their surgical procedure and results. Our experience, skill, and patient dedication play a large role in achieving this goal.
However, it is also important that each patient do his or her part to improve the success of surgery. Here, we provide a pre-plastic surgery checklist that our Missoula, MT patients should refer to in the weeks leading up to their cosmetic treatment.
Preparation for cosmetic surgery begins at the surgical consultation. This is an important opportunity to ask questions and gather information that will help the surgical procedure and recovery go smoothly. Patients should be sure to check the following off their consultation “to-do” list:
It is good to be prepared for surgery well in advance. Early preparation can minimize stress and anxiety on the day of surgery. The following tasks should be completed in the days and weeks leading up to treatment:
It is normal to feel nervous on the night before surgery. However, as long as patients complete the following tasks, they should be in optimal condition for their surgical procedure:
There is little that needs to be done on the day of surgery. Final preparation steps include the following:
Dr. Stephen P. Hardy is committed to proving patients with safe, effective cosmetic treatment. If you are considering plastic surgery and would like to learn more about the days leading up to and following surgery, contact us at your earliest convenience. Dr. Hardy is happy to answer any questions you may have.