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5 Tips to Prepare for Cosmetic Surgery

5 Tips to Prepare for Cosmetic Surgery

5 Tips to Prepare for Cosmetic Surgery | Beverly Hills | Los AngelesAdequate preparation for a plastic surgery procedure will dramatically improve the overall results and reduce recovery time. Marvelous, sensational, and cordial cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides procedures for the breast, body and face to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.

 

Choose a Suitable Time for Surgery

If you have decided to undergo an aesthetic surgery procedure, you should plan the timing of the surgery carefully. Such procedures are mostly elective, and you will have the flexibility to schedule it according to your convenience. The best time for your surgery would be a period of relatively good health.

When you feel physically and mentally fit and confident, your immune system will have the best chance for a smooth surgery and rapid recovery. If you are working, or even otherwise, choose a period of least stress when you are not distracted by other compelling preoccupations.

 

Add Vital Nutrients to your Diet

Any plastic surgery procedure will take its toll on your body. You will be in a stronger position to combat the challenge when you supplement your diet before and after surgery with essential nutrients. You will probably need high levels of vitamin A, vitamin C, zinc, selenium, and copper.

Each element plays a vital role in building immunity and wound repair. Healthy dietary supplements will help reduce your risk of infection during and after the surgery. Increase your protein intake, stay well-hydrated and keep a balanced diet for several weeks before and after the surgery.

 

Use Arnica Montana and Bromelain

For centuries, homeopathic Arnica Montana has been recognized as a treatment for bruising and swelling arising from soft tissue injury. It is available in the form of easy to dissolve tablets as well as topical form.

Bromelain is enzyme obtain from pineapple extracts. Studies have shown that compounds in Bromelain can reduce pain, swelling and inflammation following a surgery. Use these treatments in consultation with your cosmetic surgeon.

 

Avoid Aspirin, Tobacco, and Alcohol

You will have to stop using Aspirin or Aspirin-containing products for at least two weeks prior to the surgery. It is a blood thinning medication that can increase the risk of bleeding during the surgery.

It is also recommended that you avoid drinking alcohol for at least 72 hours before and after the surgery because it can suppress the immune system. Smoking can inhibit wound healing and delay recovery. The surgeon will require you to stop smoking at least two weeks before the surgery.

 

Minimize Physical and Mental Stress

Surgery can be stressful experience for many people. Optimal outcomes can be achieved when you manage to go through the surgery with minimal stress. Participate in relaxation techniques such as meditation or yoga and listen to soothing music.

Seek the support of your family and friends to help you through this stressful journey. From receiving their physical assistance with household chores to having strong emotional support, having friends and family around will keep you de-stressed. Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas.

 

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10 Tips to Prepare for Plastic Surgery

10 Tips to Prepare for Plastic Surgery | Beverly Hills | Los AngelesAny plastic surgery procedure is a complex and personal journey involving a lot of commitment and discipline. Thorough preparation can make this journey safer and easier. Leading cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides a wide range of surgical procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.

 

Choose the Right Timing for your Surgery

In an elective surgery, mostly the patient will have a choice to schedule the procedure as convenient. The best time to undergo the surgery would be when you have least amount of other pressing engagements and distractions. Choose of a period when you are in fantastic physical and mental health to have the best chance for a speedy recovery.

 

Focus on Healthy Dietary Supplements

Fortify your immune system with healthy dietary supplements before and after the plastic surgery. You can take supplements of essential elements such as vitamin A, vitamin C, zinc, selenium and copper to minimize infection risks. However, consult with your surgeon in advance for these supplements.

 

Eat More Lean Proteins

Add a lot of high quality lean proteins to your daily diet such as fish, poultry, lean meats, and beans and legumes. With extra protein intake, your body will have the strength to build new tissue and blood vessels, repair injured tissue and generate new cells that support wound repair.

 

Do not Use Herbal Meds

Avoid the use of herbal medications and supplements for at least two weeks prior to the surgery. Drug interactions, excessive bleeding, cardiovascular problems and interference with anesthesia may occur with some of these supplements.

 

Use Arnica Montana

Talk to your surgeon about using Arnica Montana after the surgery to treat bruising and swelling in the soft tissue. It can be used in both topical and oral use forms.

 

Drink Plenty of Water

Stay hydrated in the weeks before the surgery. You may drink at least six to eight glasses of water a day. But do not drink water for about eight hours prior to the surgery.

 

Refrain from Using Aspirin and NSAIDs

If you have been taking any blood thinners such as aspirin or anti-inflammatories, stop using them about two weeks before the surgery. These anti-coagulants can increase the risk of bleeding.

 

Do not Smoke

If you smoke, you will have to stop the habit at least two weeks before the surgery. Smoking interferes with healing because the oxygen supply to the repair cells is restricted. It also increases the risk of complications during surgery.

 

Practice Relaxation Techniques

Practice meditation to reduce stress, join a yoga class, or listen to soothing music in the days preceding the surgery. Continue to use these techniques during the post-op recovery phase as well.

 

Enlist Family Support

Create a support structure of friends and family to remain less stressful before and after the surgery. Emotional as well as physical support of loved ones will make your surgical journey easier. Dr. Motykie is an experienced cosmetic surgeon receiving patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas.

 

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10 Things to do (and Avoid) to Prepare for Facelift Surgery

10 Things to do (and Avoid) to Prepare for Facelift | Beverly HillsThe facelift is a significantly invasive plastic surgery procedure to restore facial youth. Patients who plan meticulously for facelift surgery and post-operative recovery will be able to go through all the stages more safely and comfortably. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides facelift to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.

Don’ts

Stop Smoking Well Before the Surgery

Smoking is known to slow down the healing process, and smokers are at a higher risk of complications during the surgery. Stop smoking at least a few weeks before facelift and for a similar period after the surgery.

 

Refrain from Using Blood Thinners and Herbal Meds

Aspirin, NSAIDs, analgesics, vitamin E supplements and herbal medications should be stopped for at least two weeks before your facelift surgery. The risk of bleeding can increase with these medications. Discuss with your surgeon about any other prescription drugs you may be taking.

 

Reduce Salt Intake

Go on a low salt diet for at least two weeks before facelift plastic surgery and continue the similar way for a few weeks after the surgery. High sodium intake increases water retention in your body, and may increase swelling in the incision areas.

 

Don’t Eat or Drink before Surgery

Keep an empty stomach for at least eight hours prior to your scheduled facelift surgery. The feeling of nausea and vomiting related with anesthesia can be minimized this way.

 

Avoid Direct Sun Exposure

For a few weeks prior to facelift, take extra care about protecting the facial skin against sun exposure and tanning. Avoid the use of harsh chemical-based cosmetics in this period, but use a sunscreen of SPF 30 or more.

 

Do’s

Focus on Maintaining Healthy Weight

Maintain a fit body as far as possible before the facelift. This will ensure that the weight on your facial skin flaps is less heavy and the skin is more pliable to be pulled taut in a natural looking way during the facelift. However, stay away from crash diet programs and maintain a stable body weight.

 

Add More Lean Proteins to your Diet

High quality lean proteins in your diet will support faster healing following facelift surgery. Discuss the diet with your surgeon or talk to a nutritionist for a diet plan tailored to your recovery needs.

 

Maintain the Head in a Raised Position

After the facelift, you should maintain your head in a raised position as far as possible. If you can do this for the first three to five days, it will enable better healing and expedite the recovery.

 

Get Adequate Sleep the Night before Surgery

Sleep sufficiently and make sure you are well-rested prior to the facelift surgery. Shampoo your hair a day before the procedure, and do not drink alcoholic beverages the night before surgery.

 

Arrange Transportation and After-care

Have someone to drive you back home following the surgery. Preferably, arrange for someone to assist you with daily chores at home for the first few days. Do not try to do anything rigorous. Even going grocery shopping is unwise for a while until your face is fully healed and adjusted. Leading cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other nearby areas for facelift procedures.

 

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10 Things You Must Do Before Getting Breast Implant Surgery

10 Things You Must Do Before Getting Breast Implants | Beverly HillsA breast implant operation is a major plastic surgery procedure requiring systematic planning and preparation. Dr. Gary Motykie is a leading cosmetic surgeon providing breast implants to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.

 

Put your House in Order before the Surgery

You will need to rest at home for at least a week to 10 days following breast implant surgery. If things at home are well-organized in advance, you will be able to focus exclusively on your recovery without getting distracted or stressed. Place things where they belong, clear the laundry basket, and place daily-need articles in low-height shelves so that you do not have to lift your arms over the head after the surgery.

 

Create a “Recovery Station” on your Bedside

You will be spending a lot of time in your bed for the first three to five days in order to allow the wounds to heal safely. Set up a post-operative recovery station on your bedside table so you do not have to get up so often for small things. Stock the table with pain meds, bottled water, tissue and wet wipes, and lip balm. The TV remote, mobile device, and alarm clock can also be placed here for easy access.

 

Buy More Pillows in Advance

The surgeon may advise you to position yourself upright at a 45 degree angle for the first few days after breast implant plastic surgery. You may purchase a ‘wedge’ type pillow and several other pillows for your sides to stay comfortable in this upright position.

 

Buy Mountain Daisy

Arnica Montana, popularly called Mountain Daisy, is a time-tested homeopathic medication to reduce bruising and swelling. Discuss with your cosmetic surgeon in advance whether you can use it during the early recovery phase.

 

Keep a Shea Based Lotion at Home

When the surgeon allows you to take a shower after the surgery, you should use an anti-bacterial soap and soft washcloth. After cleansing the incision areas, you can use a gentle shea or cocoa butter based lotion to treat dry and flaky post-surgical skin.

 

Hire a Help for Aftercare

Unless you have your mom or another person to support you with daily chores for a few days, consider hiring a professional help for aftercare. You may need it particularly if you have little kids or a pet to look after.

 

Stock up the Kitchen

Many women will feel fatigued or go through low phases during the recovery when they may not want to cook a meal. For such days, stock up the kitchen with ready-to-use foods. You could even freeze some of your favorite dishes a day or two before the surgery. Keep stock of fruit juices and canned peaches to combat post-op constipation.

 

Get Used to Wearing a Surgical Bra

Get familiar with wearing a special surgical bra that the surgeon will ask you to use for several weeks following breast implant surgery.

 

Arrange for Ice Packs

Keep ice packs in your freezer in advance. You will need them post-surgery to mitigate swelling and pain. Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for implants.

 

Buy Loose Fitting Clothes

Purchase front-button, loose fitting clothes to wear after the surgery. Such clothes will not hurt the incision areas and keep your movements comfortable.

 

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