Changing your appearance through cosmetic surgery is a big decision. Your plastic surgery should be carefully planned out and considered. You should have been considering plastic surgery for months or even years before scheduling your procedure.
While you are thinking about plastic surgery, you can ask yourself the following questions to be sure it’s right for you.
Are You Physically and Emotionally Healthy?
Any surgery, including plastic surgery, puts extra demands on your body. Being physically healthy lowers your risk for complications and can improve your results.
You should also be mentally and emotionally well before cosmetic surgery. While surgery will change your appearance, it won’t change your life. You may feel more confident and have higher self-esteem, but what you do with your new appearance and attitude is up to you.
Are You Choosing Plastic Surgery for You?
Cosmetic surgery is a very personal decision. You should choose surgery just for you, because you want to make a change, not because you feel pressured to change. Remember that surgery is not a solution to any ongoing problems in your life.
Do You Have a Specific Change in Mind?
You should have a clear idea of what you want to change and how you want to look after surgery. Explain what you want to your plastic surgeon as clearly as possible so they can create a personalized plan for you.
Do You Have Realistic Expectations?
Your board-certified plastic surgeon should explain to you what your procedures can accomplish and outline realistic results. You should have the right expectations of what you will look like after your surgery and what you need to do to maintain those results.
Do You Understand the Recovery Process?
The healing and recovery process after plastic surgery can be long. Are you prepared to wait for your results? Do you understand what you need to do to help recovery along? Your plastic surgeon can help you understand recovery and outline how long you’ll have to wait to see the full results.
At Rosenblum Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, we provide personalized guidance and support to help you feel comfortable and confident in your surgical plan. Dr. Rosenblum and his expert staff offer individual consultations and are available to answer all your questions about plastic surgery.