If you’ve ever considered plastic surgery, you should know that there are things your surgeon wishes he could tell you. Plastic surgeons have all sorts of insider information that they want to clue you in on, but usually don’t, due to the process and business of plastic surgery. Luckily for you, I have gathered some of the top things that plastic surgeons want you to know. That way you can go into it with eyes wide open and expectations appropriate.
1 You Can’t Expect Perfection
Many women make the mistake of undergoing plastic surgery in an effort to look perfect. That’s never going to happen, say all the plastic surgeons who have ever put their opinion down. Everyone’s idea of perfection is different, so that’s completely objective. Plus, perfection is unattainable. If you want to have a procedure done, by all means, do it. But, have realistic expectations so you aren’t disappointed or angry when it’s all said and done.
2 You Might Not Be a Candidate
Clearly, you will find this out eventually, but most plastic surgeons will go ahead with a consultation and exam before telling you that you aren’t the right person for the procedure. Sometimes a certain surgery isn’t viable for your health, age, body shape or mental health status. For those reasons, you might be turned down. And that’s usually a good thing.
3 Your Life Won’t Change
There have many women who have undergone a plastic surgery procedure in the hopes that their entire life will improve. That’s not going to be the case. Your financial struggles aren’t going to go away, your love life isn’t going to miraculously improve and your job isn’t going to suddenly be more enjoyable. Sure, you might like your looks more, but your looks aren’t your whole life.
4 You Can Get Addicted
If you’ve gotten a tattoo, you know how alluring it can be to keep getting another one. Plastic surgery can be the same way for some people. Seeing the results of one treatment can make someone want to tweak and fix other parts of their body. Remember, there is no such thing as perfect. Plus, you’ll spend a ton of money and may eventually end up with a botched procedure or a look you don’t like.
5 You Should See a Therapist
Some plastic surgeons recommend this to their patients, but most don’t. The truth is that you may be after a surgery for all the wrong reasons and going ahead with it can damage your mental health. If you want to change your looks, a therapist can help you decide if it’s the best course or not. Seek out a therapist who has experience treating plastic surgery patients.
6 Things Can Go Wrong
Sure, you’ll sign off on the paperwork outlining the risks of the surgery you’re having. But you probably won’t hear much about the mental health issues that can happen. Also, there’s no guarantee that you are going to like the finished product, even if your doctor likes the results. Be prepared for that. It’s very difficult to fix an issue like that after the fact, so be aware.
7 It Hurts
Just like any surgery, it will hurt. You will have a recovery time during which you are likely to be in pain. Of course, you’ll probably get pain killers, but you will still suffer for a few weeks as your body heals. Be prepared to suffer the pain and expect it to hurt so you aren’t taken off guard.
Ever considered plastic surgery? Botox is as far as I’m willing to go, I think. Did you know that your plastic surgeon might not be telling you everything?