Things to Consider Before Plastic Surgery

By Izzie • General • 22 May 2013

Whether you want to get a tummy tuck, facelift or breast enlargement, making the decision to undergo any kind of plastic surgery is a life changing and important decision. Below is some crucial information to keep in mind with any kind of plastic surgery procedure.

  • You should make sure that you find the very best plastic surgeon to ensure that the job is done well. Look for a surgeon who is board certified and has undergone all the relevant training which is a clear indication that you are in safe hands. Apart from this, you also need to find out the reputation of the surgeon you are interested in. Find out what previous clients have to say and if there are any negative remarks, then you should probably look for another surgeon.
  • Cosmetic surgeons often specialize in different areas in the field of plastic surgery. It is highly advisable to select a surgeon who specializes in cases similar to yours and thus has had more patients. This way, you have a guarantee of a favorable outcome because of their experience and training.
  • Once you have found your surgeon, you will have a consultation session to determine whether you qualify and which procedure best suits you. You should take advantage of these sessions to find out as much as you can so that you can make an informed choice. During these sessions, you will be able to find out what type of anesthesia will be used, recovery period, the duration of the procedure and any risks that you are likely to face.
  • Your medical history is very important and you should disclose it during consultation. Patients with heart conditions, high blood pressure and on certain medications may be considered as high risks. Be honest with your doctor so that necessary measures or precautions can be taken regarding your condition. It is highly advisable to lead a healthy lifestyle if you wish to achieve favorable results. Eating right and maintaining a healthy weight make it easier for the body to recover from surgery traumas.
  • You should note that surgery puts you at a risk for anesthesia reactions, blood clots, medical reactions, respiratory complications and infection. The surgeon should explain any potential risks that you will face based on the kind of procedure. This will prepare you psychologically on what to expect after the surgery. You will get advice on things that you can do handle issues like swelling and infections.

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