Considering plastic surgery? Here are a few things plastic surgeons wish you knew before choosing to go under the knife.
With incredible advances being made in surgical and minimally invasive techniques, many plastic surgery procedures are becoming much more accessible - not to mention safer and with significantly shorter downtimes.
This means that a greater number of Calgarians are choosing to work with plastic surgeons every year to correct any aesthetic or aging concerns they may have.
However, while procedures such as facelifts, breast augmentation and even Botox treatments can help rejuvenate your appearance, it is important to fully understand what is involved in each treatment before deciding if cosmetic surgery is right for you.
4 Things You Should Know about Cosmetic Surgery
The number of cosmetic surgeries being performed around the world is increasing with more - including younger - patients being seen by plastic surgeons.
However, before you decide on any surgery, it’s important to keep these five things in mind:
1. Choose a board-certified plastic surgeon
Whether you are deciding on cosmetic or reconstructive plastic surgery, choosing a board-certified, knowledgeable and experienced plastic surgeon is crucial to getting the aesthetic results you want.
Some of the things to consider when choosing a plastic surgeon include:
- Whether or not they are board-certified
- Do they have experience in the surgery you want?
- What is the operating facility like?
- Do you trust and feel comfortable with the plastic surgeon?
Not taking the time to carefully research and evaluate your choice of plastic surgeon can have serious consequences such as surgical complications or undesirable results.
2. Are you healthy enough for plastic surgery?
Before considering any type of surgery, you must ask yourself whether or not you are healthy enough for such an intensive procedure.
All surgeries, including cosmetic procedures, carry risks and those who have health problems are more vulnerable to complications.
That’s why it’s important to talk to your plastic surgeon if you have a history of:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Lung disease
During a comprehensive consultation, your plastic surgeon will discuss all the risks associated with the desired plastic surgery and help determine whether or not it is a safe option for you.
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3. Have realistic expectations about the surgical outcome
When you are contemplating cosmetic or plastic surgery, one factor that is as important as choosing the right plastic surgeon is having realistic expectations about the results.
Patients who have unrealistic expectations of their procedure are those that expect:
- Perfect symmetry
- Immediate results
- No scars
- A complete change in appearance
Working with a compassionate and qualified plastic surgeon who carefully examines your goals and determines whether they are in line with your aesthetic goals is imperative for a successful surgery.
4. Cosmetic surgery results aren’t instant
While there are certain non-invasive cosmetic procedures such as tissue fillers or Botox that provide almost immediate results, more extensive surgeries such as facelifts or liposuction, require a longer recovery period.
If you are undergoing extensive plastic surgery, it’s important to remember that it will take a few weeks for you to heal and your results to be visible.
That’s why it’s crucial to follow the post-surgical recovery guidelines provided by your surgeon to ensure you can enjoy your rejuvenated appearance as soon as possible.
To learn more about the various plastic surgery procedures at our Kelowna health surgical clinic, contact our team today at 250-868-9799 or toll-free at 877-505-8895.