At the Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center, we invite you to make your surgery as healthy an experience as possible. Although you can be assured that Dr. Bassichis and his staff will take excellent care of you throughout the entire surgical process (and beyond!), there are many things that you can do as the patient to facilitate your best and healthiest healing. Our holistic approach to a healthy surgery includes elements of good nutrition, selected homeopathic remedies to promote recovery, and most importantly the positive mental attitude that will reflect the best ways of preparing the mind, body and spirit for a safe and easy recovery. We like to have our patients consider that their cosmetic procedure can be a beginning to a healthier overall lifestyle.
Good nutrition is as important before and after surgery as it is at any other time. Many medical studies have documented the improvement in post-operative healing that accompanies good nutrition. A balanced diet containing essential nutrients, protein (necessary for wound healing) and calories and good weight management are basic essentials of good nutrition. Sugar and alcohol are well known to suppress wound healing, and should be eliminated. Caffeine withdrawal is bad enough at any time, but worse when compounding a post-operative experience. Good hydration is always important — drink at least 64 ounces of water per day (Our body is 70% water!). Regular exercise for healthy cardiovascular fitness and weight management is another important facet of a healthy lifestyle and will improve your overall health as well as the outcome of your elective surgery. You may wish consult your primary care physician prior to initiating any new exercise regimens. For your pre- and post-operative period (and hopefully for always), we profoundly urge you to cease smoking.
We hope you enjoy the best of health and beauty as you embark on your healing cosmetic surgery journey. Peace.
Drs. Michelle and Benjamin Bassichis
Benjamin Bassichis MD FACS is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas specializing exclusively in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face. To learn more about Dr. Bassichis’ plastic surgery procedures please call 972.774.1777 to schedule your consultation. www.advancedfacialplastic.com