Be A Chatty Kathy: Asking Questions Before Surgery Can Lead To Happier Results
Plastic surgery can be a great option for feeling better about yourself, with a nip or tuck giving you renewed confidence and a fresh outlook on your appearance. However, it can also be a nerve-wracking experience to prepare for, requiring lots of questions and research. Although it may seem obvious, asking questions before surgery can lead to happier results. Whether you are looking for a simple nose job or a full body makeover, it is important to be fully prepared when considering investing time and money into plastic surgery. So, don’t be afraid to be speak up and follow these tips when you are going in for your consultation:
We all want to avoid a Joan Rivers-esque look, which can easily be dodged by clearly outlining with your doctor what you are hoping to achieve with your surgery. Bring pictures, clearly examine what you do and do not like about the specific area you want treated, and articulate these facts to your surgeon.
Focus on why you are choosing to undergo a cosmetic procedure. Major factors can affect a patient’s happiness, including a patient’s expectations, life events, and expectations of friends and family. To have a successful outcome you have to know what you want, as some patients will be ecstatic with their results that another patient will consider a total failure. Timing for surgery is equally as important. If you are going through a major change in your life and want to get surgery, consider non-invasive procedures such as Dysport or Botox that will enhance your look and make you feel better before you take the plunge into surgery.
Do your homework. Determine that your surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only board recognized by the American Board of Specialties to certify physicians in the specialty of plastic surgery. It’s important to know this so that you can be certain your surgeon has the training and credentials to perform all types of cosmetic surgery. You should also select a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Membership in ASAPS indicates a plastic surgeon’s wide experience in performing cosmetic procedures, as well as his or her commitment to continuing education in the latest cosmetic surgical techniques. You may want to do some preliminary research in books or online about the procedure that interests you.
Finally, find out what the benefits and risks of the procedure are. Know what the recovery time and costs are associated with the surgery and ensure that they will not interfere with or negatively affect your life. To learn more, this article offers even more great tips to better prepare yourself for plastic surgery.
You should be happy with your surgery if you do the following: Do your research and pick a surgeon who is well versed in the procedures you are seeking. Talk with the surgeon and ask as many questions as you need. Ask to see before and after pictures of the procedure you are considering, and openly discuss the risks and benefits of your procedure. Most importantly, make sure you feel comfortable with and confident in the surgeon you choose. If you follow these guidelines, you should be well on your way to achieving the results you want with plastic surgery.