Congratulations! By the end of the day, you’ll be the proud owner of a new look.
You’ll need someone you know and trust to drive you home. You’ll be awake, but very groggy after surgery. It’s not safe for you to drive, and you’ll need help getting in and out of the car.
You will want to bring comfortable clothing to wear home from the hospital. Button up shirts or zip up sweatshirts, easy to put on pants, and slip on shoes are a must have. If you are staying overnight in the hospital, a phone charger is a good staple also.
Start drinking water as soon as you can. Hydrating can ward off nausea and help flush out remaining anesthesia agents. Also, eat as you feel up to it.
Take your pain medication as prescribed for the first 1-2 days, at least. Many patients dislike taking meds in general; that’s understandable. But don’t suffer unnecessarily. You’re not “weak,” you just had surgery!