3 Reasons You Need Support During Plastic Surgery

by | Jul 28, 2015

3 Reasons You Need Support During Plastic SurgeryWhether this is your first time having plastic surgery or your third, each time you undergo a procedure is very important. It can affect an individual emotionally, mentally, and physically. That is why it is so critical for each patient to have support from their loved ones and doctor both before and after the surgery.

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Emotional Support

Plastic surgery is a serious decision. While each individual makes this choice based on their own reasoning, everyone needs emotional support during this process. That being said, it is always best to have the support of beloved ones who can help you stay focused and encouraged for the procedure.

Most patients tend to get nervous before plastic surgery. A support system can help you remain calm and reassured that you are in the best hands. Emotional strength is important for the recovery as well.


Mental Support

To expand on emotional support, it is also important for every patient to be mentally prepared for their surgery. This means they need to be fully confident in the surgeon. They need to be aware of the recovery time and what is needed to recuperate.

Mental support is important so that the patient stays positive during the surgery. This way, if nerves do set in, they are reassured by either the doctor or a close one that this is safe, they are taken care of, and the surgeon is the best in the field.


Physical Support

Physical support is especially important after the plastic surgery. Depending on the procedure, the recovery time may last a couple of weeks. During this period, the patient needs to know that they will have someone they can lean on.

This might be a significant other, parent, sibling, or friend. For instance, if you have a tummy tuck, you’ll want to rest in bed especially those first few days. Your physical support might help with upkeep around the house, ensure you are tended to, and so on. They will help take on the responsibility of what you cannot physically do right after the surgery.

More Questions About Plastic Surgery Support?

Anyone who is about to undergo plastic surgery needs emotional, mental, and physical support both before and after their surgery. This is important for their overall wellbeing and recovery. If you have any questions on how to prepare for your plastic surgery, or how to be there for someone who is about to have a procedure, contact our office at Richard J. Brown, MD today or call us at ​480-568-3804.