Who wouldn’t want to look beautiful, young and flawless? I am sure all of us do. Aging is one of the factors that greatly influence people to choose cosmetic surgery these days.
Gratefully, we are born in a world where we can access modern cosmetic treatments to improve what we don’t like about our appearance. Today, the obsession with beauty among people has been increasing more and more; thus every year, the number of people undergoing cosmetic surgeries is also increasing.
However, there are certain limitations to the expectations you make from cosmetic surgery. Some of the other common reasons for choosing cosmetic surgery include;
- The desire to have a good appearance,
- Improve self-esteem about the way you look,
- To improve any medical condition that impacts the way you look.
- To remove accidental scars and any deformity.
As compared to cosmetic procedures conducted in early times, today these surgeries have become more advanced and are using modern technologies to provide convenient and affordable options to people.
There has been an increase in the types of cosmetic surgeries available that are not only effective but also are low cost and involve little-to-no risk.
Here are the types of cosmetic surgery options you can undergo:
- Facial Contouring: Rhinoplasty, Chin, or Cheek Enhancement
- Breast Enhancement: Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction
- Facial Revitalization: Eyelid Lift, Neck Lift, Facelift, Brow Lift
- Body Contouring: Gynecomastia Treatment, Tummy Tuck, Liposuction
- Skin Rejuvenation: Laser Resurfacing, Filler Treatments, Botox.
Bear in mind that, going under the knife is a very important decision that should not be taken lightly. You should choose cosmetic surgery for the right reasons. Don’t choose it if you don’t have real or valid reasons why you want it.
In this article, we are going to cover the points that might help you know whether you are the right candidate for cosmetic surgery or not.
Consider the surgery only for the right reason
Most people have misconceptions about cosmetic surgery procedures. They have, sometimes, unrealistic expectations. Cosmetic surgeries are meant to enhance the appearance and are done for personal enhancement. It is not for completely changing the appearance you have.
Therefore, first, list down the important reasons why you want it or what expectations you have from the surgery. Then, discuss with the doctor about everything related to the surgical procedure you are interested in such as; your expectations, your queries, and other essential things.
Also, don’t ignore the risks that might be related to the surgery you are going to have. Lastly, take all important factors into consideration before making a final decision.
Choose the right surgeon
Selecting the right doctor for the surgery is the most important factor. Do all possible research to find the right doctor for the surgery you are looking for.
Always choose a well-experienced surgeon who has a successful record of past surgeries. It is very important the surgeon you select is Board Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. Before the surgery, be open to your doctor about your expectations, all related queries or anything that is in your mind.
For example, the preparation tips, post-care, recovery time and more. Get all your questions answered by your doctor. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions.
It is important to discuss all your concerns with the doctor. You should feel comfortable to ask any question from your surgeon. You should be very clear about the questions you have in your mind.
Are you the right candidate for cosmetic surgery?
If you have medical conditions and pre-existing or existing health issues, you may not be the right candidate for plastic surgery.
Serious health issues such as diabetes, heart diseases, high blood pressure, and depression may not qualify you as a good candidate for the cosmetic surgery procedure.
In addition, if you are overweight, smoke or have an excessive habit of drinking alcohol, you may not be the right candidate for surgery.
It is important to inform your doctor about the medications you take or took in the past, or all the supplements you take presently. Your doctor will examine all your conditions and can help find a way to treat the problem if there is a solution.
Pay extra attention to your post-care
Post care is essential to get speedy and healthy recovery after the surgery. Follow the instructions given by the doctor religiously. To have a proper recovery, you need to take the necessary precautions told by your doctor.
Don’t incorporate anything in your schedule without the doctor’s consultation. Take a healthy diet, stay indoors and don’t take any supplements without the doctor’s prescription.
For the first few weeks, alcohol and smokily should be strictly avoided as this can have an adverse effect on the treatment. If you find any signs of allergy, reaction or continuous itching, you should inform your doctor right away.
Consider your financial health
The price of cosmetic surgery varies according to different cosmetic surgeons. You need to consider your financial factor before you make a decision for getting under the knife. Even most insurance companies don’t cover the expenses of cosmetic surgery.
So, know the cost you might have to give for the surgery to make sure whether you are able to afford it or not. It is better to delay it if you are finding problems to keep up with the expense of cosmetic surgery. You also need to consider the time factor also, as different cosmetic procedures can take up to a number of weeks to finish.
Cosmetic surgery is becoming more common now as compared to a past era. But it should only be considered when you have strong reasons why you are having it and on doctor’s consultation.
If you have done all the required research before getting a cosmetic surgery procedure, you will feel more confident during the procedure. Last but not the least, surgeries are a complex procedure that should be performed by an experienced and good surgeon.
In addition, just like any surgery, cosmetic surgery might come with some risks and complications. Take advice from your doctor to choose effective and low-risk cosmetic surgery.