When patients show up in a cosmetic surgeon’s office, the most appropriate question truly is: “What’s bothering you?” Namely, contrary to plastic surgery, where patients undergo a procedure to save their lives, improve their health and restore the integrity of their body, cosmetic surgery is elective and focused onto the aesthetic issues that patient is struggling with. It does not mean that their emotional issues are less important, only that cosmetic surgery is often taken for granted, and many risky aspects are neglected. There are many aspects of this matter you should consider carefully before you make your finale decision and go under the knife. Some of them refer to your physical, so to emotional state, while others suggest that you might try to solve your problems in some other manner other than surgery. Here’s a brief overview of some things to consider beforehand.
Know precisely what you are getting into
The decision is best made when you have all the cards open. Ask questions, a lot of questions, but always talk to the specialists and experts. There is much false information about cosmetic surgery floating around that might leave you with wrong impressions. Make sure you know exactly how the procedure looks like, what it includes before, during and after the process, the full list of potential risks and complications, the medications you might need and finally – make sure you get the realistic expectations.
Cosmetic surgery patients have to be patient
Depending on the procedure you decide to undergo, the period of recovery varies, and it might take some time for the true results to show up. If you are impatient or have the feeling that you’re not satisfied with the outcome, use the photos. Take photos of your modified body part every day and watch the change emerging step by step. Also, it might seem that you look even worse during the days right after the surgery, but that is normal and expected. The body will react to the procedure, cause inflammation, potential swelling or hematoma, but all of these issues will pass after a while.
Consider your general health and pick reliable surgeon
Not all the patient considering cosmetic surgery will be allowed to undergo the procedure. Sometimes, people suffer some additional health issues that would complicate the cosmetic surgery procedure or put your life or health at serious risk. Thus, before you opt for cosmetic intervention, scan your general health. Also, to protect your health and ensure good results, make sure you choose a reliable, experienced and professional team of cosmetic surgeons.