Having a plastic surgery procedure requires physical and emotional support. A support
system built of understanding and able friends and family is a must following surgery.
Ninety-eight percent of plastic surgery procedures are done in a “outpatient” setting,
which means that you don’t spend any time admitted into a hospital after your
procedure. Once your pain is well controlled in the recovery room, and you are fully
awake from the anesthesia, you will be “discharged” from the place where you had
surgery. Your caretaker will be your family member or friend who has volunteered to
take care of you. To most, it makes sense to have help after surgery. However, some
people mistakenly believe they’ll be fine on their own. “I’m tough,” “I heal fast,” and “I
don’t need help” are a few comments I hear that I know can lead to a disaster. Let me
give you a few reasons why you need help for at least two to three days after any
In addition to someone helping you recover, you will need someone to temporarily take
over whatever personal responsibilities you have, both at work and around the house. You’ll be stuck mostly in bed, which means you will need help for basic things such as meals, driving to the doctor, and chores around the house.
If you want to recover properly and safely, you’ll need to secure help and be comfortable with letting things go for a while. Learn more about what to expect from your surgery by getting your copy of, “Making the Cut” available for purchase on Amazon.