When the holiday season starts, such stress factors are inevitable: completing all the work on time, booking flights, traveling, visiting relatives, holiday shopping – the list goes on and on. The undertaking of plastic surgery during the holiday season would certainly provide extra time for preparation, rest, and rehabilitation. With all the added stressors of the holiday season, taking the appropriate measures to keep yourself mentally prepared will ensure the best possible experience.
- Stay Positive: Fear, concern, and anxiety are to be expected while undertaking some kind of surgery. Although these feelings can be overwhelming, they can be held at bay when you decide to maintain a positive attitude. Do not focus on the negative. Keep yourself positive by writing down and repeating feel-good assertions to yourself as much as you need them. Meditation, prayer, and inspiration will also help to relieve anxiety and keep the spirits up.
- Create a Support Work: Whenever you feel afraid, frustrated, or lonely, consult the ones you love the most: your family and friends. Their support will be invaluable throughout the process, particularly after you have undergone your procedure. Building a support network with them would mean that you still have someone to speak to, inspire, comfort, and motivate you, no matter how hard it is.
- Get All of the Facts: This is not the time to be shy. Press your doctor or surgeon any questions about the operation long before you get under the knife. Knowing what to expect before, right after, and weeks after surgery will help to ease your anxieties and give you full faith in your doctor or surgeon.
- Take Care of Yourself: Before and after surgery, make sure you maintain good nutrition, exercise regularly and have plenty of rest. Also, avoiding significant quantities of alcohol and smoking is crucial to keep your mental health in check. These tasks can be difficult to do during the holidays, but they are crucial to having the most enjoyable experience possible.
- Make Your Home as Comfortable as Possible for When You Return: Since this is where you spend most of your time after surgery, it’s important that you feel relaxed and happy in your home. Store all the food, drinks, and entertainment you need before your surgery to make your recovery time as fun as possible.
- Keep Your Eyes on the Prize: Although you may feel some emotional and physical pain during the healing process, remember why you needed surgery to begin. Know that when all is said and done, it’ll be worth it for the result you’re going to enjoy.
- Enjoy the End Results: When you’ve finally recovered, it’s time for you to enjoy your new look and move forward with more faith in this new phase of your life than you have ever had before. While plastic surgery can add stress during the holiday season, it doesn’t have to be if you prepare yourself mentally by following these helpful tips.