Emotional Health After Plastic Surgery - Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center

Emotional Health After Plastic Surgery


You have been dreaming of that plastic surgery procedure for years, and you finally had it done. You thought you’d be ecstatic, and everything would be perfect from now on – so why are you feeling a bit sad? It doesn’t make sense, but you should know that feeling depressed after any procedure, even plastic surgery, is normal.

After-surgery depression

When a person has had a major surgery, such as a heart operation, it is very common for them to feel depressed after such a stressful and life-changing event. It is less common for a patient who has had plastic surgery to feel depressed, but it does happen. It could be caused by the body’s reaction to the surgery; after all, any medical procedure is a disruption of the nervous system. Or, maybe your results aren’t what you expected they would be, or maybe the swelling hasn’t gone down yet, and it is hard for you to imagine what you will look like once you are all healed.

It may help just to realize that some unhappiness after any surgical procedure is normal and something many people go through. So what can you do about it?

• Take care of yourself. Have you really taken the time to relax and let your body heal? Are you eating properly and getting exercise (once your doctor has said you can)? Are you getting enough sleep?

• Talk to someone. A support system is always good to have, but especially after a major event like surgery. Let a friend or family member know that you need some extra support at this time.

• Talk to your doctor. If you feel like you aren’t recovering as quickly as you should or you aren’t seeing the results you wanted, ask your doctor if you are on the right track.

• Have realistic expectations. Plastic surgery can do wonders, but you have to be realistic about what the outcome will be.

The staff at the Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center wants to make sure you look and feel your best. If you are considering a plastic surgery procedure, or if you have questions about your recovery, call the office in Chester, New Jersey, at (908) 879-2222.

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