Yes, you will need someone to care for you, often for the first 48 hours post-surgery. The fact is, though, that after care starts before surgery even begins. Prior to your procedure, you should arrange for someone to help you with transportation, consult with the doctor, and receive important after care instructions. The success of your recovery depends greatly on how well these instructions are carried out, so make sure they are understood and followed closely.
You will also need help getting to follow-up appointments and keeping bandages clean and dry. Set up a recovery area in your home that’s comfortable and allows you to have what you need at your fingertips. You may even want to cook meals and freeze them ahead of time. The more you can do beforehand, the more you’ll be able to focus on healing and recovery.
If you are considering plastic surgery, go over all information with a loved one so he or she has an understanding of the procedure and what is expected. Get the answers you need before your surgery so you know exactly what to do after.
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