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Questions to Ask Yourself Before Getting Cosmetic Surgery


July 12, 2018

If you’re thinking about having plastic surgery, you’re taking a big step to correct some part about your body that doesn’t “fit,” whether as a result of genetics or injury. Going under the knife for an elective procedure, however, has a number of serious considerations. Here are a few questions you should ask yourself before committing to plastic surgery.

Why is Having Surgery Important?

Take a step back from the obvious reasons. Why do you want this surgery? Do you have a specific reason why you need to feel better about yourself? Write down the reasons and how you think having a specific procedure will make your life better. Make sure that you are doing this for yourself and not for someone else.

What Do You Know About the Procedure?

Make sure you do your research. Thankfully, information about your intended procedure is easy to find on our website. Ask yourself if you fit the profile for the procedure’s ideal candidate, along with other pertinent facts, such as risks and recovery time. Evaluate before and after photos and also be aware that your results may not be the same. 

Can You Afford It?

Unless you are correcting something that is the result of a medical condition or an accident, chances are you’ll have to pay for the cost of the surgery in full. Learn what costs will be included in the final fee, including consultations and follow-up visits. Our practice offers payment plans to help you afford your procedure!

Can You Meet the Recovery Time Requirements?

Although some plastic surgery procedures allow patients to return to work and normal activities the next day, more extensive ones such as a tummy tuck or full body lift require several weeks of recovery. Are you able to go through that recovery period? If not, would you consider a less invasive procedure that may give you similar results without considerable downtime?

Asking yourself these four questions will give you a realistic outlook on your intended procedure. If you’re happy with your answers and feel confident, it’s time to go ahead and get the work done!


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