Tips to Calm Any Nerves the Week of Your Surgery

Calming nerves before surgeryFor a medical specialty that boosts the confidence of so many patients, plastic surgery can also generate anxiety in the days before a procedure. Patients may worry about how they’ll feel during the surgery or recovery, and whether their dream look will match the ultimate result.

Experienced Sacramento plastic surgeon Donald Hause knows that the best prescription for soothing nerves involves two powerful anxiety-relievers: conversation and knowledge.

One of the best ways to address doubts is to arrange a personal consultation with your doctor, during which you can ask every question you may have and gain a thorough understanding of how your procedure will be performed, and the results you may expect. This is a time to clearly communicate to the surgeon your hopes and expectations, and to reassure yourself that you and your medical team are on the same page.

Knowledge Crowds Out Worry

Knowledge is the other key component of a worry-free surgical experience. Taking the time to research your procedure, review your doctor’s background, and browse through before-and-after albums can replace apprehension with understanding. Asking about board certification, training and professional achievements can confirm for you that you’ve made the right choice in selecting your plastic surgeon.

Patients of trusted Sacramento plastic surgeon Donald Hause can be confident that no matter which surgery is selected, he has performed hundreds of similar procedures with artistry, precision — and extraordinary results. Dr. Hause and his team want you to feel comfortable during every visit and on the day of your procedure, and will always treat you with courtesy, respect and professionalism.

Keep Calm and Order Carry-out

Other methods of preparing for surgery depend on an individual’s personality. Some patients cope with nerves by keeping busy, preparing for the recovery period by stocking the fridge, putting Grubhub or DoorDash on speed dial, planning favorite movies to watch, and letting friends and family know they would enjoy some company during any down time.

For many patients, relaxation techniques work well. Yoga, calming music, long walks, and imagining the exciting new things you plan to do after recovery, will put your mind at ease. Picture the new you in the mirror, and start thinking about the clothes you’ll buy to fit your reshaped profile, or the new hairstyle you’ll choose to frame your rejuvenated facial features, or simply the wide-eyed smiles and compliments your new look is sure to inspire.

If you would like to schedule a relaxed personal consultation with Dr. Hause, please call (916) 646-6869 or email Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery today.

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