Chin enhancement preparation
Chin enhancement preparation - How can I prepare?
Preparation is key for a smooth and speedy recovery. Doing some household chores and planning ahead will make your life easier after the surgery. During this time, you will need to take things slowly as your wounds heal. Below are some simple chin enhancement preparation tips that can help you make a smooth recovery:
You might want to do certain tasks like cleaning the house, taking the bins out or doing the laundry before the day of your operation. This way, you won’t have to do these chores when you get home from the surgery. Coming home to a clean and tidy house is sure to make you feel more comfortable and at ease whilst you recover.
It’s good to stock up on some key food items that can be kept in your cupboard or fridge. You may not feel like leaving the house for a couple of days after the surgery, so this will save you from having to go to the supermarket when you return home. Preparing some meals in advance may also be a useful way of minimising stress when you return after the operation as they can be kept in the freezer. You can then easily defrost these on days you don’t feel like cooking.
Children and pets
Looking after pets and young children can often be a handful. After a surgical procedure such a chin enhancement it is understandable to be tired and lack your usual energy. Asking friends or family to mind your children or pets can, therefore, help to make your recovery less stressful. As another option, you might wish to get a babysitter or nanny to help you with your little ones for a short time as you recover.
After the surgery, you will not be able to drive as the effects of the anaesthesia wear off. Therefore, make sure you have organised for someone to pick you up and drive you home. We recommend asking a friend or family member, rather than a taxi service, as you will feel more at ease having someone familiar to collect you from the hospital after your surgery.
A healthy diet is an important factor in helping you to heal and recover after a chin enhancement. Eat lots of healthy green vegetables, fresh fruit, and high-protein foods such as chicken, fish and legumes. Drink plenty of fluids - water is best. Tea and coffee are high in caffeine, so we advise you to keep those to a minimum as well as avoiding alcohol. Also, try to avoid foods that are high in sugar and salt as much as you can.
Make sure you have clothing that fastens in the front or the back. Clothes that have to be pulled over your head will make contact with the treated area of your face and might cause pain or irritation of the incisions. We also recommend loose clothing such as jogging bottoms for your comfort as you relax at home during your recovery.
Your face might feel delicate the first few days after surgery so you may find it uncomfortable sleeping face down. Additionally, sleeping face down can cause a chin implant to move from its desired position and so is not recommended. You may, therefore, want to have some extra pillows for after your surgery so you can sleep propped up on your back. Resting in an inclined position on pillows also has the benefit of reducing swelling around the treated area.
Your Medbelle BAAPS/BAPRAS surgeon may be able to give you further chin enhancement preparation tips as well as more specific information on your surgery, on the day of your consultation. Make sure you follow their instructions to achieve the best results from surgery.
Before your surgery please discuss any medicines that you take with your surgeon and/or anaesthetist. This includes over the counter medications, herbal remedies and any other drugs not prescribed by your doctor. It is important to follow any instructions about adjustments to your medications or medications that you have been told you should stop prior to your surgery. This is particularly important if you are taking any blood-thinning medications such as warfarin or clopidogrel and/or any oral diabetes medications.
Failure to follow instructions regarding your medications is a common cause for cancelled or delayed procedures and one we should all try to avoid wherever possible.