If you are thinking about plastic surgery on your breasts, face or body but are a bit afraid of the procedure and the outcome, you’re not alone. It is surgery, after all, and comes with anesthesia, stitches and yes, some pain. Improving your self-image and achieving a healthier, younger look are worthy goals. And when done correctly, plastic surgery can achieve those goals. Don’t be afraid.
Here are a few things to consider before your first consultation appointment:
- Make a list of your questions and concerns. Before you decide on surgery, do some research, formulate questions and consult with your surgeon. Know your goals and know your expectations. Your surgeon performs the surgical procedure but is also able to guide you through the process – so that you feel comfortable from start to finish.
- Start small and start simple. A facelift is wonderful when used to correct the effects of aging such as lines and wrinkles. But consider starting your cosmetic treatments with an injectable or dermal filler such as Botox or Juvederm. Botox and fillers are able to target all areas of the face, and you don’t have to go under the knife to see almost immediate results.
- Know when to stop. You may have read about or heard about people who have become hooked on plastic surgery. They are extreme cases, it’s true, but remember that less is usually more when it comes to plastic surgery. Before you meet with your surgeon for the first time, make a list of what you consider your “problem areas” and discuss these with your surgeon. You may be able to limit potential procedures or combine them – for example, an eyelid lift with a facelift.
We are trained to understand your body. Make your own decisions about procedures, whether surgical or cosmetic. Don’t be influenced by your significant other or your friends. Call to schedule a consultation appointment, today, and let us address your fears: (203) 453-6635.