Important Questions to Ask Before Plastic Surgery — Before you consider having any type of plastic surgery, there are important questions that you should ask yourself in order to achieve a safe procedure with optimum results.
Am I Healthy Enough to Have Plastic Surgery?
Before considering plastic surgery ask yourself if you’re healthy enough (most people are great candidates for plastic surgery in terms of health) and get your BIMC plastic surgeon to give you a thorough assessment (you will need to disclose your entire medical history). Remember, your BIMC plastic surgeon cannot provide an accurate assessment if you hide health problems. It’s important to note that certain health issues may prevent you from having plastic surgery.
What Are You Hoping to Gain from Your Surgery?
Obviously, an improvement in your facial features or the contour of a particular area of your body is expected. Perhaps you may even gain a boost in self-esteem. If you are expecting anything more than that, you should know the limitations of your procedure.
What Kind of Result(s) Can You Expect from Plastic Surgery?
Your BIMC plastic surgeon can only control what happens inside the operating room. No matter how great a job your plastic surgeon does, it will not guarantee a job promotion, a relationship, or an improved social life or social status. Plastic surgery will not cure depression or eating disorders.
Also, if you aren’t willing to accept the procedure your BIMC plastic surgeon is recommending to get the best possible result — either because you’re worried about longer scars or a longer recovery — then you have to be willing to accept a lesser result. Not following post-surgery instructions can also cause a bad result.
Are There Alternatives to Undergoing Plastic Surgery?
This is important to know because plastic surgery is not without risks. Could you improve your diet? Could you move your body a little bit more and get more exercise? If you’ve given other alternatives an honest try, then plastic surgery may be a good alternative for you. Not having surgery at all is also an alternative.
Are You Willing to Go Through More Than One Procedure?
You may need revision surgery. Revision surgery is not uncommon with plastic surgery. Revision surgery involves undergoing surgery again to improve upon prior surgery. It can be a small procedure that requires only local anesthesia or it can be a bigger procedure.
Are You Able to Take the Appropriate Time Off to Recover?
Depending on your procedure, you may need days or even weeks to recover even after your Bali vacation. You will need the time off to recover after your procedure. And it isn’t just the initial aches, pains, and bruising, that you will experience, but after those have faded you may still have restrictions ordered by your BIMC plastic surgeon.
If you work, can you afford to take time off work? This includes stay-at-home moms, as their work is so varied in the course of the day. If you choose to use your vacation time, you have to decide if it’s really worth exchanging rest and relaxation for recovery time.