What to Pack For Your Plastic Surgery in Korea
Getting ready for plastic surgery isn't just about being mentally prepared for the procedure, but also about being prepared in terms of all the things you might need on your trip. When you are undergoing any procedure, having to go out to buy something, or to send someone on an emergency errand, can really ruin your mental state and should be avoided at all costs. Korea is a wonderful place to go to, especially when it comes to the experts in plastic surgery, and although it has everything that you could possibly imagine for surgeries, it is always a good idea to have your own things ready.
THE WEATHER CAN BE CHANGEABLE
Depending on what time of year you decide to arrive to Korea, you will need to prepare yourself accordingly, because Korea is a country with a climate that varies from being very cold to being exceptionally humid at times.
Although you can have a plastic surgery done in Korea at any point during the year, it is often advised that patients come during the colder times of the year because incisions heal a lot better when the weather is colder, since it narrows the blood vessels and reduces blood flow. If you do come at this time of year, your essentials for Korea plastic surgery travel must include a variety of warm clothes, as well as an umbrella, because it does rain fairly often. The Korean winter is very chilly and you will often see people wearing masks to protect themselves from catching a cold, as well as to prevent cold air from entering directly into their throat. Masks are very popular in Korea and you will see many people wearing them on a daily basis, so it is a good idea to bring a pack with you, or to buy one as soon as you land.
If you happen to arrive in Korea during the hotter time of the year, then you will need to prepare yourself for very high levels of humidity. Bring very light clothing and ensure that you stay hydrated at all times. Not only is this important for everyone during the summer season, but it is also important for when you have surgery because your body needs to be hydrated enough in order to heal properly. Unless you are already coming from an Asian country and are used to this kind of weather, you will need to prepare yourself emotionally for it as well, because many foreigners comment on how long it took them to get used to the Korean climate. However, foreigners need time to get used to it, but if you are coming for a week or two because of surgery, then you will need to be prepared for anything in advance.
CLINICS WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A VARIETY OF THINGS TO HELP YOU OUT
Korean plastic surgery clinics are very well equipped for their patients, especially when it comes to the recovery rooms. They offer delicious and nutritious food on a daily basis, in room television and radio, reading materials and a few other things depending on which clinic you will be staying at. If you will be spending your entire recovery period inside the clinic, then there is very little that you will need to bring with you. However, if you are coming for a smaller surgery from which you can recover in a hotel room outside of the clinic, you will need to make your own pre-operative preparations for plastic surgery in Korea.
Planning your own after-treatment is more difficult because you will have to plan everything on your own. The most important thing to keep in mind first is whether or not you will be able to eat the food provided at the hotel. Your nutrition is very important during the recovery stage, and if there are any foods that you cannot eat or you have to be on a special diet, then you must plan your meals beforehand. Of course, you won’t be able to bring the food in from your own country, but you can make your own meal plan and then prepare your meals inside the hotel, or perhaps do a little research to see if there are any restaurants in the area that serve healthy food that you can eat.
Although you will of course not need to bring anything for the actual surgery, it is always a good idea to pack your bag with things that will make your time after the procedure a lot more comfortable. Personal hygiene products, some form of entertainment like a laptop or tablet, and some snacks are essential to start you off on a good journey if you are leaving the hospital as soon as the procedure is over. If you are undergoing a painful recovery of plastic surgery, then you must also bring some sort of painkiller to help you out (although your doctor will advise you on the best medicine to take), and perhaps also a few gel energy bars in case it becomes difficult to eat a full meal a few days after your procedure. All of these small things will be of great help once you leave the hospital.
ENSURING THAT YOU HAVE A SAFE AND WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT
This is important both in cases where you will be recovering in a clinic, and in cases where you will be staying at a hotel. You need to ensure that you will, above all, be able to rest in peace and not be disturbed by anyone while you are recovering. Stressing out about the people around you will in no way help you to stay calm and to recover.
When you are choosing your clinic, make sure that you spend a lot of time looking at their recovery rooms and everything that is included in them. Check to see how often someone will be coming to your room, whether or not you have a television and free WiFi for entertainment, whether or not other people can come and visit you, and anything else that you may find important at that particular time. Clinics specialize in making sure that patients recover properly, but even so make sure that you check everything before you come.
If you wish to have a hassle-free trip in Korea, there are some packages you can choose from. Seoul TouchUp international Korean plastic surgery plan offers a number of features that you can customize to fit your stay. It includes everything from pick-up and drop-off, helping you choose clinic & surgeon, scheduling appointments without waiting time, hotel bookings, translators, tour guides and much much more! The whole point of this plan is to organize your stay in Korea without you having to worry about anything through your whole trip.
The situation is a little different if you have chosen to recover in a hotel room, because you will need to organize everything on your own. Try to choose a hotel that does not require room cleaning if you don’t want any, and also a hotel that has excellent room service so that you do not have to leave your room on days where you do not feel comfortable doing so. The hotel should also be in a good location where you will be close enough to the clinic if you need to go there for a check up, and also close enough to supermarkets or restaurants so that you don’t have to travel too far if you are looking for some entertainment. Remember that hotel rooms can be quite small when they are meant for one or two people, so if you cannot afford a big room, then try to choose one with a balcony so that it will give you more open space, and a chance to get some fresh air without going outside.
It’s not easy to predict how your trip will go or which things you will end up needing, but a safe way to look at things is to view your trip to Korea as a holiday, and to pack accordingly. After all, the actual procedure is only one part of your day, and you will need to find ways to enjoy the rest of your time. This is especially true if you are coming on your own. However, if you are bringing someone with you it may be a little easier because they will keep you company, but just remember not to bring anyone who will stress you out.