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4 Signs You Are An Ideal Candidate For Cosmetic Surgery

Are you looking for a procedure that can safely enhance your appearance? Here are 5 signs that you’re the ideal candidate for cosmetic surgery. 

From traditional surgeries such as facelifts and breast augmentation to newer techniques and less-invasive skin treatments such as Botox and Juvederm, cosmetic surgery is becoming increasingly more popular and accessible in the world today.

Apart from its obvious aesthetic advantages, having cosmetic surgery is beneficial and may:

  • boost your self-confidence
  • improve your physical and mental health
  • enhance the quality of your life
  • aid in your social and professional success

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4 Signs You’re an Ideal Candidate For Cosmetic Surgery

When performed by a board-certified and experienced plastic surgeon, cosmetic surgery can be a safe and effective way to achieve all your long-term aesthetic goals, from body contouring to anti-aging. However, not everyone is a suitable candidate for cosmetic surgery.

While your surgeon has to vet your candidacy for your desired procedure, you should still take the steps to determine if this is the right path for you. Here are 5 criteria that will help you establish if you’re an ideal candidate for your desired procedure:

1. Your Physical Health

The first consideration when determining if cosmetic surgery is right for you is whether you’re healthy enough to undergo surgery.

Cosmetic surgery might be risky for you if you:

  • have a weak or compromised immune system
  • are susceptible to negative reactions to certain types of medication or anaesthetic
  • are a smoker
  • have a shaky medical history

REMEMBER: You must ensure that your cosmetic surgeon is fully informed of your medical history before you undergo any procedure.

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2. Your Mental Health

Surgery can take a huge physical toll on you, but it can also impact your mental health. Before undergoing any procedure, you must ensure that you are emotionally prepared as it will help you get through the process with greater ease and comfort.

How to emotionally prepare yourself for cosmetic surgery:

  • Take your time to do extensive research about your desired procedure and your plastic surgeon so you can be well-informed.
  • Ask questions and address your concerns with your doctor so you can be as comfortable as possible.
  • Prepare your home and ready your resting area prior to your procedure as this will help you in recovery.
  • Stay positive and find something to celebrate or be happy about every day of your recovery.
  • Understand that the recovery procedure can be difficult and long, but that you’ll be able to enjoy amazing results in a few weeks.

Taking the steps to ensure you’re mentally ready for your surgery and recovery can make the experience much less stressful and difficult.


3. Your Understanding of Surgical Risks

Even if your plastic surgeon clears you as physically qualified for the cosmetic procedure, you must consider the surgical risks. There are cases where fit patients sometimes develop complications such as:

  • pneumonia
  • blood clots
  • infections
  • mild bleeding
  • scarring
  • numbness and tingling from nerve damage

Before going under the knife, you must understand that whatever surgery you’re having, there are ALWAYS risks involved. Openly discussing this matter with your surgeon and being completely informed on all the possible outcomes of surgery is the best and healthiest way for you to enter into this decision.


4. Your Ability to Follow Doctor’s Orders

You must be absolutely prepared to follow your doctor’s orders about what to do and what not to do during your recovery period. Some of these include:

  • avoiding your usual routine or slowing down for a few days to avoid any complications.
  • stopping smoking for at least 14 days before and after your surgery.
  • understanding that you may be bruised or swollen for a week or longer. Healing times vary for each procedure and each patient.
  • only taking medications or supplements that are prescribed by your surgeon.

Recovery is extremely important to ensure the safest and most satisfactory results, so it’s important to follow your cosmetic surgeon’s advice on this healing period.


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To find out about our customized cosmetic surgeries including breast augmentation, liposuction, and facelifts, contact our Kelowna private hospital at 250-868-9799 or book a consultation.

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