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How to Prepare for Your Plastic Surgery Procedure

How to Prepare for Your Plastic Surgery

Making sure you are fully prepared for your plastic surgery procedure is one of the most important aspects of surgery.  Coming into a procedure unprepared can often lead to a variety of issues that may complicate the surgery or the recovery afterward. Dr. Daniel Martin and his team in Toronto will actively inform you on pre-surgical processes, helping to ensure that you’re fully prepared and ready to go when the day arrives.

Below are the three most essential aspects of pre-surgical preparation.


Plastic Surgery Pre-surgical Consultation: 

An initial consultation is often the first step in the pre-surgical process and involves you personally meeting with Dr. Martin at his Toronto office. The consultation is the perfect opportunity to ask Dr. Martin any questions you may have about the surgery.  Dr. Martin makes all of his patients feel welcome and upholds the policy that ‘there’s no such thing as a bad question’.

During this time, Dr. Martin will take a series of measurements in order to determine if the specific plastic surgery is right for you.  By listening to Dr. Martin and understanding his set of measurements, your expectations will naturally fall into line with his. This is a critical stage in the pre-surgical process as unrealistic expectations often lead to disappointment. Please take the time to understand Dr. Martin’s expectations for your procedure.

When speaking to Dr. Martin about the procedure, make sure you ask questions regarding the recovery process.  The post-surgical recovery period is often the most important time of the process, and allowing your body to heal in the correct way will lead to outstanding final results. By understanding the recovery time-frame, you’ll be able to make alternate lifestyle plans well ahead of time (such as time off work).

To ensure you have gotten the most out of your consultation with Dr. Martin, make sure you have signed off on the following checklist:

  • I have met personally with Dr. Martin to discuss the procedure
  • I have outlined all of my questions and concerns and am satisfied with the answers
  • I understand Dr. Martins measurements and my expectations are in line with his
  • I am aware of the plastic surgery process
  • I am aware of the recovery process and am able to take the time to ensure I recover in the most optimal way possible 


Plastic Surgery Diet: 

In the days leading up to the procedure, diet becomes very important.  To give Dr. Martin the best chance to perform a successful surgery, you will need to make sure you adhere to the standard pre-surgery diet guidelines:

Three weeks before Surgery

  •  Stop smoking
  • Stop drinking

 Two weeks before Surgery 

  • Stop taking all Aspirin and Ibuprofen products (until two weeks after surgery)
  • Start taking a multivitamin tablet daily
  • Vitamin A: 10,000 units, twice a day
  • Vitamin C: 1,000mg, twice a day
  • Bromelain: 1,000mg, twice a day 

One week before Surgery 

  • Make sure you are eating well (5+ fruits and vegetables per day) and getting plenty of rest 

The night before Surgery 

  • No foods or liquids after midnight on the night prior to your procedure


Plastic Surgery Stress:

Up to a week before the plastic surgery, it’s imperative that you begin a period of rest in order to de-stress.  Stress causes problems such as headaches, sleeplessness, high blood pressure, heartburn and other potential issues that could hinder the body prior to surgery. The most effective way to de-stress is to actively recognize what makes you stressed and put measures in place to limit these activities or thoughts. Dr. Martin will provide you with helpful information on how you can effectively do this, putting your body in the right mind and state for surgery.

Dr. Martin and his team in Toronto are here to support you as you prepare for your surgery.  To book a personal consultation, call Dr. Martin in Toronto today.



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