There is a lot to think about before surgery, being prepared will help you to relax.
Following your operation you may suffer some discomfort as you heal. Having help around the house for the first few days will make your recovery more comfortable.
After some operations, for example a tummy tuck, it is extremely important not to pick up heavy objects. This includes children! Support at home to look after small children in the weeks following surgery is essential.
Think about how you would like to get home following an operation. For small skin lesion operations which require only local anaesthetic it may be possible to drive yourself but for most surgery and any which requires a general anaesthetic you will need to arrange transport to get you home safely and comfortably. It is advisable to check with your car insurance company to see how your surgery could affect your cover in the weeks following an operation.