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6 Tips For Taking Care of Yourself Before Surgery

We offer a wide variety of general and cosmetic surgery treatments at our Kelowna hospital, but whichever one you opt for, here’s why pre-operative care is so critical to ensure the best results.


At our Kelowna private hospital, our team of board-certified plastic surgeons can provide a wide range of general and cosmetic procedures, such as body contouring, breast augmentation, foot and shoulder surgery, to improve the function and appearance of your body.

Such surgeries also lead to:

  • Enhanced self confidence
  • Improved physical health
  • Higher quality of life
  • Improved mental health

 

Safe and Effective Cosmetic and General Surgery at our Kelowna Private Hospital

Whether you require an orthopedic procedure, such as foot and ankle surgery, or your simply want to enhance your appearance with liposuction or a breast lift, the team of board-certified plastic surgeons at our Kelowna private hospital have the expertise and experience to meet all your unique needs in a safe and effective manner.

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Pre-Operative Care: What You Need to Know

Just like post-operative care, pre-operative care is absolutely essential to ensure you have a safe and low risk treatment. This refers to the preparation and management of a patient prior to surgery and emphasis is typically placed on:

  • Educating the patient about the risks and benefits of the procedure.
  • Assessing any psychological or physical problems that could increase the patient’s surgical risk.
  • Planning for any anticipated lifestyle changes due to the surgery.
  • Demonstrating any post-care exercises that could benefit the patient following surgery.

Keep in Mind: Patients who are prepared for the physical and psychological aspects of surgery tend to have better surgical outcomes. That’s why pre-operative care is so important if you are having an invasive and surgical procedure.

Good communication between you and your surgeon will ensure that you are well prepared and ready to undergo any surgery.

A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO PRE-OPERATIVE CARE BEFORE SURGERY

 

6 Pre-Operative Care Tips For Successful Surgery

Whether you’re opting for shoulder surgery or a cosmetic procedure, pre-operative care is very important. Following all of your plastic surgeon’s instructions is critical to achieving the best possible results.

Here are 6 simple tips to follow before undergoing any invasive treatment:

 

  1. Keep Fit. Practicing good fitness habits is very important for your overall health and well-being. The better your health, the less likely you are to run into any surgical risks.
     

  1. Eat a balanced and healthy diet. Good nutrition is key for a successful surgery. During the weeks prior to your surgery, eat well and avoid crash dieting, overeating, or high alcohol intake.
     

  1. Stop smoking. It is highly recommended that you stop smoking at least 4 weeks prior to your surgery. This includes any nicotine-based products, such as nicotine gum and patches because nicotine greatly impairs your ability to heal.
     
  2. Lead a healthy life. It’s important to maintain your health and hygiene. If you do experience a sudden illness or change in health prior to your surgery, you must tell your plastic surgeon IMMEDIATELY.
     

  1. Prepare and plan for your surgery. All surgeries have a recovery period and so you must schedule time off work and arrange for support you’ll need at home after the treatment, including housework, child-care, grocery shopping, and a family member to take you to and from the hospital.

 

  1. Talk to your surgeon about your medications. Before any surgery, it’s important that your surgeon is fully aware of any medications you are taking, especially products containing aspirin because this can increase your risk of bleeding and other complications.

 

Call Today

Are you considering a cosmetic or general surgery? To find out more about the wide range of treatments at our Kelowna Private Hospital, visit us at  401-3320 Richter St., Kelowna, British Columbia,V1W 4V5.

Alternatively, you can contact us at  250-868-9799 or fill in our online contact form.


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