November 10, 2021 | By Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery

Optimizing Your Health Before Plastic Surgery


Optimizing Your Health Before Plastic Surgery

If you’ll soon be undergoing a plastic surgery procedure, it’s wise to take certain health precautions. As with any surgical procedure, plastic surgery requires a recovery period. So, before going in for your surgery, it’s important for you to be in good health. This will ensure a quick, successful recovery with the best possible results from your procedure. 

Here are our top tips for optimizing your health before plastic surgery:

Stop Smoking. 

If you smoke, it’s important that you quit at least four to six weeks before your plastic surgery procedure and remain smoke-free for a month afterward as smoking reduces the blood circulation to surgical wounds. Given that blood delivers valuable nutrients and oxygen to the wounds to promote healing, reduced circulation will be a detriment to your recovery. 

Quitting cigarettes before your plastic surgery procedure will greatly reduce your risk of complications and support a healthy recovery process. Not to mention, there are other long-term health benefits of quitting smoking for good!

Maintain a Healthy Weight. 

If you’ve been aiming to achieve your ideal body weight, there’s no better time to do so than before plastic surgery. We advise patients to reach and maintain a healthy weight well in advance of their procedure by adopting a balanced diet and exercise routine. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle will not only help you shed pounds but also prep your body for a speedy recovery from plastic surgery. 

Control High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, and Related Conditions. 

Conditions including high blood pressure and diabetes don’t prevent patients from safely undergoing plastic surgery. However, if you do have one of these conditions, it’s important to manage it well both before and after the surgery. So, if you have high blood pressure, make sure to visit your doctor well in advance of the surgical procedure to get the treatment that you need. If you’re diabetic, ensure that your blood sugars are kept under control before and after the procedure to prevent complications. 

Optimizing your overall health and wellbeing is a top priority for Dr. Mosiello.  To schedule your consultation for plastic surgery, contact Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery today!


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