Dealing With Post-Surgery Depression Your Way

While a face list at Sono Bello Lift has its positive physical effects, its psychological effects can hit hard. If you’re unprepared for post-surgery depression, your recovery period will be more challenging and you may even be disappointed with your results.  Here then are ways that you can prepare yourself for and, if it hits, deal with post-operative depression.

Make a Smart Choice in a Surgeon

The first step is choosing the right cosmetic surgeon who will perform your desired procedure, whether it’s a face lift or a liposuction. We highly recommend Sono Bello Lift for a face lift and Athenic Body for a liposuction, among other clinics on our site. We guarantee that the surgeons here are board certified, as well as armed with extensive experience in these procedures.

Be sure to discuss the risks and rewards of your desired procedure with your surgeon, too. Don’t overlook anything, especially the physical and psychological aftereffects of the procedure. Do ask questions about the best ways to cope with these aftereffects – the answers will make your recovery easier and faster on your mind and body.

Most important, set realistic expectations about the results of your desired procedure. If you’re looking for perfection, you won’t find it at the hands of your surgeon.  

Prepare for the Side Effects

The side effects of general anesthesia, pain medications, and physical restrictions contribute to your feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and even uselessness. Nope, it isn’t you at all but the effects of the chemicals in your body. Yeah, it’s also in your control to ride these negative feelings and let it slide until you’re feeling better about yourself.

A few important tips to deal with the blues after your operation.

  • Let your body rest from the trauma it has been subjected to, and cosmetic surgery definitely puts a toll on your body regardless of the size and number of the incisions made. You will feel tired, tender and sore for a few days after the operation so don’t return to your daily routine right away.  
  • Tap into your support system whenever you feel down. Parents, siblings, and spouses, even adult children, as well as friends will be valuable in your recovery. Talk to them about your feelings as often as possible but don’t wallow in your misery either – set 10-15 minutes, for example, each day talking about your feelings and then rest.  
  • Make a plan for an easy recovery. Even before you go into the operating room, you should prepare your recovery room at home for your arrival. Place the essential things within easy reach, cancel your appointments, and even cook meals in advance.  

And always follow your surgeon’s recommendations about your medications, compression garments, and diet! You can also call your surgeon in case you have post-surgery concerns that weren’t taken up before.  

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