The idea of having plastic surgery in Pakistan can be a beautiful experience, especially if you’re a virgin, and even more so if it’s your face that is the subject of the op. To make it go smoothly, you need to prepare yourself both mentally and physically. Less invasive techniques with fewer and smaller incisions and faster acting anesthetic agents that have less side effects have simplified the whole process. Today, most face lifts, neck lifts, eyelid operations, rhinoplasty surgeries and breast procedures or liposuction can be done on an outpatient basis, either at a hospital, surgery center or in an accredited operating suite. Recovery usually takes place in your own home, so there is less disruption to your lifestyle and schedule. With short scar lifts and less invasive more modified procedures, you can be back to your normal routine within a week or two in most cases.
When getting ready for surgery, your surgeon and his staff should be available to discuss what you are and are not permitted to do before and after surgery in terms of travel, medications, foods, bathing, washing your hair, sex, sleeping on your back, etc. Most of these are non-negotiable. You need to know exactly what is expected of you, and how to manage any unforeseen symptoms that may arise like excessive bleeding or swelling. Hiring a professional nurse or aide to care for you can relieve your anxiety and your family’s, and offer reassurance that you are doing well.
There is always a possibility that something will go awry. No absolute guarantees can be given but your surgeon should make a conscientious effort to explain the procedure, risks, alternatives, and potential complications in detail so you know what could go wrong. A satisfying cosmetic surgery experience requires meticulous planning. The less you have to worry about during the days preceding your surgery, the more relaxed you can be going into the procedure
Once you are wheeled into the operating room, the anesthesiologist will give you an injection to make you drowsy and within seconds you will be completely unconscious. When you wake, the procedure will be over and you will have little memory of most of it. The next phase of your journey is the exciting path – on the road to speedy healing, quick recovery and a beautiful surgical result that you will enjoy for many years to come!