5 Questions to ask yourself before having a plastic surgery

Doctor examining bandaged woman

1. Are You Healthy Enough to Have Plastic Surgery?

Before even thinking about plastic surgery, you have to ask yourself if you’re healthy enough for it. Most people are great candidates for plastic surgery, health-wise.?

Make sure you disclose your entire medical history to your plastic surgeon. Your plastic surgeon can’t give an accurate assessment if you hide health problems. And you won’t have a leg to stand on if something goes wrong! Lying to your surgeon excuses them from responsibility if there are complications.

True, certain health issues may prevent you from having plastic surgery, but wouldn’t you rather be alive than be a cosmetically enhanced corpse?


2. What’s the Name of the Procedure and What Does It Entail?

Knowing the name of the procedure is different from knowing what it actually entails. This does not mean that you need to know the particulars, such as the type of scalpel your plastic surgeon is using, but you should know if the procedure is going to achieve the result you want. And, you should know whether it is the correct procedure for the body part for which you are seeking enhancement. You should also know the medical name of the procedure so you can confirm it when hospital or medical center employees ask.


3. What Are the Risks Associated With Your Procedure?

Things usually go well with plastic surgery. However, you need to know the possible complications that come with the particular procedure(s) you are having.

Infection is just one complication that could occur. Also, you ??will have scars with plastic surgery. The scars may not always end up as a nice fine line. Sometimes scars can end up raised or widened. These are only some of the complications you should know about before having plastic surgery.

Another risk is that despite perfect technique or what is considered a good result by a plastic surgeon and his or her colleagues, you may not be happy with the final result. This occurs when the limitations of the procedure are not discussed thoroughly before surgery.


4. What Are You Hoping to Gain from Your Surgery?

Obviously, an improvement in the contour of a particular body part is expected. Perhaps you may even gain a boost in self-esteem. If you are expecting anything more than that, you should know the limitations of your procedure.


5. What Kind of Results Can You Expect?

Your plastic surgeon can only control what happens inside the operating room. No matter how great a job your plastic surgeon does, it will not guarantee a job promotion, a relationship, or an improved social life or social status. Plastic surgery will not cure depression or eating disorders.

Also, if you aren’t willing to accept the procedure your plastic surgeon is recommending to get the best possible result — either because you’re worried about longer scars or a longer recovery — then you have to be willing to accept a lesser result. Not following post-surgery instructions can also cause a bad result.

Finally, if your goal is to look like a Barbie or to have a “perfect” nose or pair of breasts, you may be highly disappointed. Either you may end up looking too “plastic” or you may not think you look “good enough.” Your goal should be an improvement. If you have any additional questions in regards to this topic, reach out to our top cosmetic surgeon in Manchester or click here to visit our website.