The events leading up to a plastic surgery procedure can be stressful and may disrupt your day-to-day life. It’s important that you take the time to understand what you are feeling, get ready for the changes to come, and make it through the surgeries with minimal stress. One of the vital things you need to do is schedule for your surgery. It might seem simple at first, but there are many factors to consider when scheduling the date you want to have this procedure done. Here are some helpful tips to get you started on scheduling surgery.
1. Morning Hours are Best
Why should you do your surgery during morning hours? Your surgeon will be able to arrive on time and get started with your surgery on the same day. With no prior surgeries to slow down the daily schedule, there will be no need to reschedule in there are any delays with earlier appointments. Also, morning surgeries are less likely to disturb your sleep schedule.
Another perk of morning surgeries is that your friends and family will be able to visit you more easily, and that if anything goes wrong, medical help would be nearby or easily accessible.
2. Avoid Weekend Surgeries
The main reason why you should avoid weekend surgeries is that weekends are normally understaffed. It is hard to find senior and highly experienced doctors working on weekends. Additionally, you could be dealing with significant post-surgery pain. If there are no senior doctors to attend to you, you may find yourself in more discomfort than expected.
3. Fasting Before Surgery May Be Outdated
Most people are familiar with fasting for 24 hours prior to their surgery, but this advice may actually be outdated. Some surgeons now recommend that patients drink a clear and carb-rich beverage that can help keep them hydrated through the surgery. This helps to reduce discomfort and stress after the surgery and may shorten the time required for post-op recovery. Advice can vary from patient-to-patient, so be sure to follow your surgeon’s instructions prior to surgery. If they do instruct you to fast, do not eat or drink anything before your surgery.
What are My Surgeon’s Qualifications?
Reviewing your surgeon’s qualifications is one of the most important steps of planning your plastic surgery. This way, you are more likely to achieve the results you are looking for and avoid unnecessary complications. You can ask for their qualifications during a consultation or read reviews from patients who have been treated by them before. Make sure that they know to treat incision complications as quickly as possible and that they can do every step of the surgery safely.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about plastic surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Patrick Basile in Jacksonville, Florida. Call (904) 222-6262 or contact us online.