5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Deciding if Plastic Surgery is for You
January 10, 2019 | Kinectiv
Almost everyone, no matter their size, shape, or age has felt insecure about their body at some point in their life. Insecurities can stem from any number of cosmetic issues – the most common being genetic abnormalities, trauma, and aging. Regardless of the cause or the insecurity itself, millions of people struggle with low self-esteem. We are passionate about helping our patients address those concerns. However, there are a few questions you should ask yourself when deciding if permanent plastic surgery is for you.
What are your surgery goals?
We’ve all stood in front of the mirror, poking and prodding at our problem areas. Chances are, you’ve been thinking about a procedure for some time and already have an ideal picture of your results in your mind. We encourage you to ask yourself What are my surgical goals? Are my goals attainable?
We strive for perfection every time we perform a procedure. However, we try to manage expectations with our patients. Plastic surgery may seem only skin-deep in nature but every surgical procedure is complex and has risks associated with it. In your pre-op consultations, we’ll walk through your goals together to ensure they’re both realistic and attainable.
Have you done your research?
We’re technically the experts but you should be an expert in your own right too! Before meeting with us for your initial consultation, do your research. Come with a list of questions – we’ll talk through them together. Not only will this give you more information about the procedure, but we’ll also get to know each other better too. This will open the lines of communication, making both parties feel more comfortable.
Have you thought about your aftercare plan?
This should reveal itself during your research and consultations. Based on the procedure, your body, and medical history, no recovery process is the same. During your initial consultation, our staff will discuss the details of proper aftercare and recovery as it applies to your specific procedure. Make sure you have a support system around you to help you through your post-op downtime. Having a plan in place will give you the peace of mind necessary to focus solely on your recovery.
Do you have good communication with your plastic surgeon?
We pride ourselves on the relationships we build with our clients. From the moment you call to schedule your initial consultation, the lines of communication are open. We want you to feel comfortable asking questions in your pre-op consultations. If you think of additional questions, we encourage our patients to call our office.
Is the procedure for the right reasons?
Cosmetic surgery is an important and permanent decision. Because of this, make sure you’re deciding to have the procedure for yourself and not for the benefit of others. After all, it is your body. Be sure you understand the procedure in its entirety – what the procedure entails, the risks associated, and the results before deciding whether it’s the right option for you.