What to consider before undergoing plastic surgery
- Posted on: Apr 5 2020
Plastic surgery is becoming increasingly popular among a wide variety of ages. When considering a cosmetic procedure, there are many things that should be taken into consideration prior to scheduling your surgery. Here is a helpful list of what to consider before undergoing plastic surgery.
How Is my physical and emotional health?
Taking both your physical and emotional health into consideration before undergoing plastic surgery will ensure the entire process goes smoothly. Recovery can sometimes be difficult for patients but being emotionally prepared will help tremendously.
Physical health is something that your surgeon will want to talk to you about throughout your plastic surgery journey. Poor health can lead to an increase in possible complications so it’s important to talk to your surgeon about any health conditions you may have.
What are my expectations?
Before going into your consultation, think about what you are wanting to refine or enhance and what your top priorities are. Once you figure out what areas of your face you would like refined, make sure those expectations are realistic. Talk to your surgeon about your concerns and expectations. Your surgeon will definitely let you know what your best options are and what they can do realistically to meet your goals.
Have I considered all my options?
At Utah Facial Plastics, we offer a variety of both surgical and non-surgical options. When considering plastic surgery, consider all possibilities and with your surgeon, determine which treatment plan is better for you.
How do I prepare for recovery?
Recovery from most surgical procedures is typically one to two weeks of downtime depending on the procedure you have done. During this time, you will need to consider time off from work and other commitments you have as well as who in your life can assist you with your recover if necessary.
Plastic surgery typically refines or enhances our natural features, which then makes the patient feel more confident. We encourage our patients to take this very personal decision seriously and to make sure they are doing it for themselves.