If you’re undergoing a plastic surgery procedure or spa services, you need to know what to expect and how to plan. Take a look at the following helpful information.
Our plastic surgeon will advise you on certain key preparations you need to make in advance of your procedure. These may include getting a mammogram, not smoking, and getting the proper nutrition and hydration. You may also need to discontinue certain medications before you can safely undergo surgery. If you have a pre-existing condition or are over age 50, you may need preoperative blood and heart tests.
If you’re flying into the Peoria area to have your procedure, you should be aware that you’ll need to make a short drive or hire transportation to take you from the General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport to our office (a drive of approximately 15 minutes). We recommend that you get into town at least one day before the surgery so you can consult with our plastic surgeon and undergo any necessary final in-office preparations. If you need a place to stay overnight, check out the list of AirBnB links on our website.
Different kinds of surgical procedure can require different kinds and durations of post-operative care. For instance, breast surgeries typically require a post-op consultation anywhere from 3 to 7 days following surgery, while a face lift, neck lift, or mommy makeover may need 10 days or more of post-operative care. Our plastic surgeon will explain your individualized plan to you in advance so you can arrange to stay in town as long as necessary.
Your body will need some time to recover from any plastic surgery procedure and from many kinds of spa services. You can speed your recovery by preparing your body for the procedure at least two to six weeks before your surgery date. Make any recommended lifestyle changes, prioritize adequate sleep, and get plenty of water every day. Plan ahead for your recuperation by scheduling time off from work.
Even if you’re undergoing an outpatient procedure, the sedation used will make you feel groggy, so you must pre-arrange for someone to drive you back to your home or lodgings right after the surgery. We’ll instruct you on the proper use of prescribed pain medications and other tips to help you heal.
The smartest step you can take before you schedule plastic surgery or spa services is to schedule a preliminary consultation with our plastic surgeon in Peoria. Contact Rammos Plastic Surgery & MedSpa to discuss your plans and options.