America is becoming more positive towards plastic surgery, despite Coronavirus complicating the ‘business as usual’ for many practices, 2021 may have been a better outlook for plastic surgeons.
Whichever procedure you may be thinking of; it is important to understand your duty of care toward preparing your psychological well-being.
A patient that has a healthy psychological well-being is more likely to have a good recovery from a surgical procedure.
Neurotransmitters, dopamine and serotonin, are responsible for feelings of well-being and motivation. Exercise can increase serotonin and dopamine levels. Dopamine is associated with habit and reward. By forming habits like regular exercise, it can help elicit the psychological well-being for patients recovering from elective surgery.
Keywords: Dopamine, elective surgery, neuroplasticity, psychological well-being, recovery, serotonin, surgery
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