Preparing Your Body
It is important you disclose to Dr. Aminpour all medications, vitamins, herbs and supplements you are taking at the time of your consultation.
Many substances can interfere with blood clotting and healing, which can be extremely dangerous during a surgery, even though these are safe under normal circumstances. If a surgeon makes an incision, excess bleeding caused by medications or supplements can be difficult to stop and can endanger the life of the patient.
You should stop smoking at least several weeks before surgery. If you can avoid returning to smoking, that is ideal, but you should postpone this for at least a few weeks during recovery.
Preparing Your Home
It is important that you clean your home and do any normal chores you have been postponing before your procedure so that you do not feel compelled to do them during your recovery procedure. Arrange for family/child/pet care as well.
Some things you should make sure to have on hand before your facial surgery include:
- multiple large, fluffy pillows to keep you supported and upright when resting in bed
- loose, comfortable garments that button in front
- bottled water
- crackers in case of upset stomach or to take with medication
- prescribed and over-the-counter painkillers as recommended or prescribed by Dr. Aminpour
Preparing Yourself Mentally
It is important to understand that no cosmetic surgery provides instantaneous results. There is bruising and swelling that will occur and healing will continue over a period of weeks and months. Be patient with yourself and your body and know that what you see in the mirror the day after surgery will only improve.