Why To Prepare For Plastic Surgery Procedures Early

We have spent years perfecting our procedures at O’Neill Plastic Surgery, an established plastic surgery office. Due to this, our calendar is full of our incredible patients coming in for procedures consistently. At the beginning of a new year, we tend to see an influx of patients looking for a change. While we are dedicated to helping you achieve your dream procedures, it can come with a waiting period. However, there is often much to get done during this time. 

We have found over time that there are benefits to scheduling your appointment early. Whether this is to have an ideal recovery time or give time for prep, you may find the few months between scheduling and achieving very useful.   

Preparing For Plastic Surgery Procedures Early 

Plan Around Your Recovery Time 

While the anticipation for your plastic surgery procedure is exciting, the recovery that follows isn’t. By planning ahead and scheduling early, you can ensure that the time of recovery is during a slower season of the year. People are often drawn to getting their plastic surgery procedures done in the winter, so they can recover when the summer months come around.

It can be a time of staying in warm clothes, not worrying about too much sun exposure. If this is the best case for your lifestyle, you can get your dream procedure scheduled for next winter and have the whole new year to prepare! This way, your recovery does not have to occur during a busy season of life where you feel the need to be up and moving when you should not be. 

Make Helpful Lifestyle Changes 

The build-up to your procedures can contain useful lifestyle changes that make post-surgery easier. This means incorporating diet and exercise that give you a great starting point for recovery. By scheduling your appointment early, you have the time in between to implement the changes and turn them into a habit. The new year is already a great time to try out new goals, so you can also align these with what would be best for your procedure. When you have your initial consultation, you can discuss the 

Have Time To Get Finances In Order 

Finances are a large part of deciding on a plastic surgery procedure. Once you have made the first jump by scheduling a consultation, you can figure out the best payment system. Our practice typically operates on a system that requires the first payment before the procedure occurs and a final price after completion. If you plan your surgeries early, you can also have plenty of time to work out the financing. 

Consider Questions You May Have 

A new plastic surgery procedure can come with many questions. Whether you are wondering about the surgery itself, the results, or even the recovery, our team is ready to confront this head-on. When you plan the surgery early, you have plenty of time to create that list of questions you need to answer before it happens. If you have questions come up before you are at our office, you can easily call and speak to someone on our team. We are always here to help when you need it. 

There is no time like the present to get your plastic surgery procedures on the books. When you have time between your consultation and the actual day of surgery, you can accomplish plenty to make your recovery easier. When you start in the new year and plan ahead, you can make changes to your lifestyle that benefit more than just your procedure. Are you looking to book a consultation to get a procedure on the books? O’Neill Plastic Surgery is here to help you plan ahead. Check out our website or call us to learn more about our services. 

A picture of Patrick J. O’Neill, MD wearing his doctor attire.

About the Author

Upon completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, Dr. O’Neill completed nine years of residency training. These nine years included a full general surgery and a plastic surgery residency, both at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. Dr. O’Neill has extensive certifications, training, skills, and knowledge that make him a successful physician who can carry out your next plastic surgery procedure. His expertise and technique will result in the beautiful and natural look you desire post surgery.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Sub-Certification in Hand and Microsurgery

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