What Help Should I Arrange After Surgery?

Deciding whether or not to undergo plastic surgery is a big decision. If you have done your research and have decided it’s the right choice for you, congratulations! While you are likely very excited for your transformation, you may also be nervous about organizing the details for your upcoming surgery, including who will be there to support you and take care of you during recovery.

It is widely known that the more prepared you are for something, the less anxiety it will bring you. The months and weeks before your surgery is when you should arrange all the details for your recovery. Below is a list of things to consider for your surgical recovery, and suggestions on who you should rely on for the smoothest recovery possible.

1. Arrange a Place to Stay
If you will be traveling for your plastic surgery, the first thing you need to arrange is a place to stay. You can choose to stay at a hotel or Airbnb if you will have a companion with you throughout your stay. Alternatively, you can choose to stay at a recovery house with other women who are in surgery recovery. The choice is entirely yours and depends on your unique needs and desires.

2. Enlist a Loved one or Family Member
Most surgeons recommend bringing a loved one or close family member along with you for your surgery. There is nothing like having someone who cares about you and loves you deeply by your side during recovery. The support and comfort of a loved one is unmatched and can help you stay calm and comfortable during recovery.

3. Shop for All your Needed Groceries and Items
During recovery, you are going to need to rest a lot. Taking trips to the local convenience store will not be an option. To make your life easier, you should be sure to shop for any needed items ahead of your surgery and have them in easy to reach locations. Some of these items include foods and juices, any pillows or supports you may need, and loose, comfortable clothing.

4. Arrange a Nanny or Babysitter
If you have small children, you will also need to enlist the help of a nanny, babysitter, or a relative to help with childcare during your recovery. Soreness from your procedure will prevent you from being able to pick up your child or bend down to the ground. Enlisting some assistance can help you relax and focus on healing after surgery.

Being prepared is the best way to ensure a smooth, complication-free recovery. By enlisting the support of your loved ones and thinking ahead, you can put the focus on your surgery and your upcoming transformation!