Plastic surgery information: 8 Things to consider before going for cosmetic plastic surgery
Plastic surgery is so common place now that you could be forgiven for taking it as lightly, as, say, changing your brand of mascara. But, plastic surgery is still surgery and should not really be taken so lightly. It can go wrong, it can hurt and sometimes, it is completely unnecessary, so consider these eight things, before you sign up to go under the surgeon’s knife:
1. Is there an alternative?
First thing you should consider before going for cosmetic plastic surgery is this: does an alternative exist? Plastic surgery is not without its risks, so have you asked yourself, if this procedure is really necessary? You can lose weight by dieting, you can tone muscles by exercising and you can improve your skin by changing your diet. Before you submit yourself to surgery, it would be best to have, at least, tried the non-surgical alternatives first.
2. Have you considered the risks?
Another thing to think about before doing a cosmetic plastic surgery is the risk. All plastic surgery carries with it certain health risks, as does any surgery. There is the risk of infection after the operation and the risks of anesthetics, especially, a general anesthetic. Make sure that your surgeon has properly explained the risks that there might be in the procedure that you are considering, before you agree to go ahead, and look at before and after plastic surgery pictures of other people.
3. What is plastic surgery cost and can you afford it?
Whether you are paying for your cosmetic plastic surgery with cash or through finance, any type of plastic surgery procedures is not cheap. While it may be the only thing on your mind at the moment, think carefully about the other things that you might be giving up in the future, to pay for this operation. There’s no point in paying to get a bikini slim figure, if you can’t then afford to go the beach.
4. What are the limitations of the plastic surgery?
The surgeon cannot absolutely guarantee a result. While many people are very happy with the end results of their cosmetic plastic surgery, there are also many that are not 100% satisfied when plastic surgery gone wrong. Also, don’t think that plastic surgery will instantly change your life. There is no guarantee that you will find the man of your dreams, just because your breasts are larger or you nose is straighter.
5. How long will this cosmetic plastic surgery last?
Be aware that not all plastic surgery lasts forever and that you can’t really stop the ageing process. A skin-only face lift, for example, may only last for one year, whereas a facelift that also tightens the muscles, might last for up to ten years, so you need to make sure that you are getting the best advice that you can.
6. Do you know where the scars will be?
Don’t be fooled by all the hype about scar-less surgery, it can’t be done! What a good plastic surgeon does do though is make scars less visible by disguising them and leaving them in places that can be hidden. Be sure to check with your surgeon where the scars will be and make sure that you are happy with the answer.
7. Will you need revision surgery?
It’s not uncommon in cosmetic plastic surgery to find that you need more than one operation to get the desired results. Follow up surgery may be very minor, but make sure that you ask your surgeon what the likelihood is that you will need revision surgery, so that you are fully aware of the total costs that you can expect to incur.
8. Are you trying to look like someone else?
There is nothing wrong with having cosmetic plastic surgery, but it’s not a cure for depression or self-doubt. Plastic surgery is best considered as a means of putting the finishing touches to what nature created, and not as a way to create a whole new person. Don’t try to look like someone else, because you are unique and beautiful, and there is only one you on this planet!
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