Before plastic surgery, you should try to abstain from drinking and smoking. Make every effort to make minor but consistent dietary changes that will improve your nutrition and general health. Make a thorough note of the medications you’re taking, and provide it to your doctor so he can cross-reference it with any prescriptions you might need as a result of surgery. Start thinking about how and where you want to recover—have activities available to do, such as watching movies, reading, knitting, or coloring; you’ll want to find things to do that aren’t too strenuous to keep yourself entertained. Raleigh Plastic Surgery will be happy to answer preparation questions you may have. The website is raleighplasticsurgery.com, and the phone number is 919-872-2616.