You and your doctors expect some pre operation jitters and anxiety. Still, it can be much harder to calm yourself in a hospital bed than when you were at home, considering the procedure. These plastic surgery aficionados speak about what is most beneficial to calm your nerves and anxiety when preparing for surgery.
Dr. Bryan Forley, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a board-certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in NYC.
Speak With Someone Who Had The Same Procedure
I find that giving a patient the opportunity to speak with an existing patient in the practice who has already undergone a procedure, such as a neck lift, can have a very beneficial impact on reducing their level of anxiety. The ability to hear real-life experiences along with a description of the stages of recovery from someone who recently went through them will often reassure the patient as to what to expect. It helps to remove an element of the unknown that may precipitate a sense of anxiety in some patients.
Family, Pre-Medications, and Music
It is completely natural to experience anxiety prior to surgery. Despite the fact that operations can promote outcomes or even save lives, most individuals are apprehensive about undergoing surgery. Making sure that worries don’t go out of control is crucial.
Many factors can assist patients in managing their anxiety before surgery. In addition to family and friends, many hospitals also provide particular assistance. Despite a lack of research on effective pre-surgery anxiety management techniques, some data points to the potential benefits of sedatives and music. People who are already in the hospital the day before an operation are typically given a sedative or sleep aid to help them fall asleep.
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