Why You Should Try Meditation When Getting a Breast Augmentation in Honolulu Randy Wong, MD on 01 Mar 2017
Meditation can be a great way to cope with anxiety about a surgery beforehand, and any pain afterwards. That’s why Dr. Randy Wong recommends that his patients getting a breast augmentation in Honolulu also learn some basic meditation techniques. Dr. Wong learned Aikido breathing techniques while in medical school in the 1970s, and he still puts them to use today.
These techniques help him as he performs surgeries, allowing him to completely focus on the procedure and channel all of his energy into his work. They also help him to have extremely steady hands, with no shaking or tremors as he does precise, safe, and aesthetically pleasing work. Dr. Wong’s martial arts training has been ongoing; he has a Masters Certificate in Chin Na, and he teaches Tai Chi Chuan. He has integrated his mindful energy techniques into his surgical work, so he is very familiar with the power of meditation, focused energy, and breathing exercises.
Meditation can be a powerful technique to reduce anxiety before any surgical procedure, be it eyelid surgery, liposuction, or a tummy tuck. Honolulu Plastic Surgery will provide recommendations, but you can also speak to a therapist or guru, or look up ideas online. Guided meditation and breathing is known to slow the heart rate, lower cholesterol levels, reduce muscle tension, and ease stress. The first treatment action for any anxiety or panic attack is to try to regulate your breathing, so it is no surprise that deep, slow, steady breaths can be so beneficial.
Focusing on positive energy and positive thoughts beforehand can increase the odds of better recovery after a surgery. This is partially because of the psychological concept known as a self-fulfilling prophecy; essentially, we create the reality that we believe. If we think that a result will be negative, it is more likely to be so, and vice versa. Positive thoughts also stimulate the release of oxytocin, a hormone that is known to reduce blood pressure, encourage healing, and increase feelings of happiness and peace.
Meditating after your tummy tuck or liposuction in Honolulu is a powerful way to recover. Research has found that, for some people, meditation can relieve pain even better than dangerous, highly addictive opiate medications. Some studies have found a reduction of pain by 30-40% when prescription painkillers were paired with regular meditation. Most people will not be able to use meditation to completely replace medication, but it can certainly be beneficial. Those individuals who wish to avoid drugs altogether, perhaps due to adverse reactions or fear of addiction, may find that meditation is drastically more effective than no pain treatment at all. As with any treatment method, the results can depend on whether you maintain your treatment plan consistently.
Those interested in a breast augmentation in Honolulu, or any other procedure offered by Honolulu Plastic Surgery, can look into meditation, or just discuss it with Dr. Wong. Call (808) 725-2114 for information or to book appointments, or click here to book online.