How to Prepare for Plastic Surgery

Undergoing plastic surgery is a huge step to achieving a look or figure you’ve always wanted. On the other hand, as with other types of surgeries, you need to be physically and mentally prepared to ensure a smooth recovery as well as positive outcomes. To prepare yourself, your surgeon might advise you to do the following things weeks or months before your scheduled procedure.

Mental Preparation

One of the first things you’ll have to do is to prepare both your mind and body for the forthcoming procedure. Put your mind at ease to remove any feeling of anxiety, and familiarize yourself with the idea that you’ll soon be undergoing a beneficial cosmetic procedure. Continue reading

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More Men Undergoing Plastic Surgery – Study

Before, cosmetic procedures were almost always associated with women wanting to look good and feel better about themselves. Now, a recent study by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has found that there has been a “dramatic increase” on the number of men undergoing plastic surgery, both surgical and nonsurgical procedures.

According to the study, there is a 43 percent increase in the number of men undergoing plastic surgery during the last five years. Among the top cosmetic procedures undergone by these men include eyelift, necklift, jawline recontouring, and liposuction. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery president Dr. James Grotting expressed his confidence that this trend of more men seeking plastic surgery won’t be going away soon. Like women, men are beginning to consider and invest in options that can maintain their youthful appearance in a challenging and at times “ageist” job market. Continue reading

Rhinoplasty Surgery Aftercare Do’s and Don’ts

One of the most common plastic surgery procedures people get nowadays is rhinoplasty, or more commonly known as a nose job. This procedure aims to reconstruct the nose’s form, restore its functions, or simply modify and enhance its appearance. Similar to other types of procedures, rhinoplasty requires proper maintenance and aftercare methods to maintain its new structure.

After the operation, have someone accompany you at home while recovering for at least a day. Have enough rest while keeping your head elevated, propped against pillows; monitor your diet, and take prescribed medications—except aspirin products. Reduce physical activities in the meantime, and increase intake of fluid, and consume raw fruits to sustain the body’s nutritional requirements. Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking simultaneously, as these may delay the healing process, and may lead to possible complications. Continue reading

Successful Breast Augmentations: What to Remember

Breast augmentations may be cosmetic operations but it is still a surgical procedure. If you want it to go well, there are a few things you have to keep in mind before going under the knife.

  • Be Sure. Though simple, the procedure can change your life for the better. However, some people get implants with unrealistic expectations and end up getting disappointed. Ensure that a breast augmentation is really what you want or need.

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