Preparing for Cosmetic Surgery

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Dr. Koray Kır

Deciding to undergo cosmetic surgery is a significant decision. But now that you’ve chosen and the surgery date is approaching, there are certain things to consider in preparing for the procedure, just as there were factors to consider before making the decision. Here are some steps to ensure a successful cosmetic surgery:

If you’re experiencing an illness such as the flu, bronchitis, or a cold close to your cosmetic surgery, it’s essential to inform your doctor. Your doctor may decide to reschedule the surgery if necessary.

While surgeries are not typically postponed due to menstruation, it’s still beneficial to inform your surgeon if you’re menstruating. During this time, you may experience increased bleeding during cosmetic surgeries. Additionally, experiencing irregular periods for a few weeks after surgery is routine.

Any medications you regularly take must be disclosed to your doctor. The use of aspirin or similar drugs should be stopped at least ten days before surgery. These types of medications can increase bleeding during the operation.

Alcohol consumption should be avoided at least one week before surgery. Alcohol not only lowers the body’s resistance but also interacts with anesthetic agents.

Smoking should be avoided for at least two weeks before and after surgery. Smoking can impair wound healing and increase the risk of infection. Additionally, smoking, which disrupts blood circulation, can cause problems during or after surgery.

For cosmetic surgeries where general anesthesia will be administered, you should fast for six hours before the operation. The stomach must be empty due to the potential nausea and vomiting caused by anesthesia medications. However, there’s no harm in drinking water up to two hours before the surgery.

For procedures involving the head area, such as ear pinning surgery or facelifts, if your hair is very long, washing it with an antiseptic solution the night before is beneficial.

If you won’t be discharged immediately after surgery, bringing some items to keep you occupied can help pass the time.

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