Preparing for a skin tightening procedure
As you may already know, preparation is the key to success. In the same light, if you want your skin tightening procedure to go without a hitch, you are definitely going to have to make some preparations in advance.
Before fixing an appointment with your surgeon or doctor, you first need to have a clear image of what you want this includes; the part of your body you want to address, how you want your body to look and many more.
In this article, we are going to be looking at some tips that can help you help you prepare for a skin tightening procedure.
Your treatment plan
The skin tightening procedure your surgeon is going to recommend for you is likely going to be based on your physical characteristics, goals and the level of his experience and training.
During your consultation, your surgeon will share the following information with you;
- The risks and complications associated with the procedure
- Steps you need to take to prepare for the procedure
- He may show you before and after images of people whose cases are similar to yours.
- The nature of the procedure or procedures he plans to use.
- The amount of money you are going to spend.
These are just a handful of some important information your surgeon will share with you before your procedure. Here are other questions your surgeon may ask you.
Next, we are going to be looking at how you can prepare for a non-surgical skin tightening procedure.
Before the day of your surgery, your surgeon is going to provide you with some important pre-treatment instructions. He is also going to answer any question you may have and take a careful look at your medical history. At the end your consultation, he is going to carry out a physical exam to determine if you are fit enough for the fitness.
Before your procedure, your surgeon is going to ask you to do the following;
- Stop bad habits like smoking for a month or two before the day of your procedure.
- Avoid certain drugs like, aspirin, and herbal medication that may cause intense bleeding, as well as some anti-inflammatory drugs.
- Stop using any skin care products that may increase the odds of any complication from after your procedure.
Regardless of the nature of the procedure, you plan to undergo, it is important that you take water on a regular basis before and after the surgery. This will make your procedure go without any complication and also help you recover quickly.
What to expect on the day of your non-surgical skin tightening procedure.
Your non-surgical skin tightening procedure is likely going to be carried out in a free-standing ambulatory facility or an accredited hospital. The timeline for the procedure is usually between forty to ninety minutes.
Certain medications will be administered to you to make you feel at ease during the procedure.
Depending on the nature of your procedure, intravenous sedation or oral anesthesia will be administered.
Various monitors are going to be used to check your pulse, blood pressure and the amount of oxygen in your bloodstream during the procedure.
Your surgeon will follow the treatment plan he discussed with you during your consultation.
After the procedure, you will be taken into a recovery area where you will be closely monitored.
Since the recovery time of most non-surgical skin tightening procedures is very short, you may be allowed to go home shortly after your procedure have been completed.
Your surgeon will shed light on things you need to avoid and how long you should avoid them. You will also receive detailed instruction on how to care for the treated areas