Many people have asked why we spend so much time encouraging people to prepare their house and family for their plastic surgery. After all, the house isn’t getting a little nip or tuck and the family isn’t getting the face lift, you are. So why spend so much time worrying about preparing other things for your plastic surgery instead of concentrating on your self? The answer is, that by taking the time to prepare for the surgery, you are taking care of yourself in the end. After the surgery, you won’t have to worry about anyone or anything other than yourself and your recovery.
The first thing we want clients to do is to get their house in order. This means clean it from top to bottom or get someone to help you clean so you don’t overexert yourself. Dust, vacuum, clean the bathrooms, sort through the piles and put things away. When you come home from your surgery, you want the house to be in order so you don’t have to worry about any of these things.
Do all of your “chores” before surgery that you would need to tackle over at least two weeks following your surgery. This means paying your bills, going for groceries, stocking the refrigerator with easy cook meals, filling the car up with gas, going through emails and any other daily activity that you can think of that you might not feel like doing while you are at home recovering.
Take time to make your recovery room comfortable. Pick an area of the house that is going to work best for you. If your bedroom is on the second floor, you might want to consider setting up in a kid’s room, the guest room or even the family room. Have calming stuff around you: a relaxation cd, candles, pictures of your family or flowers. Put a mirror next to your bed to check your process. Lotion, ointment and medicines should be easily accessible to you. Anything that you think you might need while you are in bed should be close by so you can relax and recuperate.