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Do I Really Want Plastic Surgery?

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Cosmetic Surgery

Surgical Choices

Plastic surgery is quite common today, but just because a lot of people are getting plastic surgery does not automatically mean that getting plastic surgery would be the best option for you. This article provides tips you may want to consider when trying to decide if you do or do not want to get plastic surgery.

The first step is to think long and hard about why you are contemplating getting plastic surgery in the first place. Is this something you want to do for yourself and no one else? If you are considering plastic surgery to please another person, this is not a great reason to get plastic surgery.

Consider the cost of plastic surgery. Typically, elective plastic surgery is not covered by most health insurance companies. There are some exceptions to every rule, including this one, but for the most part, you will need to cover the cost of your plastic surgery on your own. Many plastic surgeons are more than willing to discuss payment plans if you are unable to pay the entire fee up front.

It is also important to think about the recovery period following surgery. Recovery times vary, according to the type of plastic surgery you have performed. But no matter which part of your body the surgeon operates on, you will have a period following your surgery when you are effectively “out of commission.” During this time, you will probably be advised not to work or exert yourself in any way. This means that if you are working, you will need to ask your employer for some time off so that you can recover safely and completely from your plastic surgery.

You will probably want to interview more than one surgeon before making your final decision about who you would like to perform your plastic surgery. Be prepared to ask a lot of questions about each plastic surgeon’s level of experience, track record, etc. Don’t be shy. Most plastic surgeons understand that you are in the process of making a difficult decision and they are willing to give you all the information you need to make the best decision.

You will also want to think about any possible health risks and side effects associated with plastic surgery. For instance, any time you go under anesthesia, there are potential health risks. Also, any time you undergo surgery, you run the risk of getting a post-surgical infection. There could be scarring as well. Some scars fade, but others are less likely to fade over time. Ask your plastic surgeon about all of the possible side effects and health risks (including potential scarring), associated with the type of plastic surgery you are interested in getting.

Don’t put all of your eggs in the plastic surgery basket. Sure, plastic surgery, when done properly, can significantly boost a person’s self esteem, but it cannot work miracles. In other words, people should never expect plastic surgery to make their lives perfect. An additional word of caution: some people find that they get “addicted” to plastic surgery. They start to think that if only they could get one more little “nip” or “tuck,” they will be completely happy. But what plastic surgery addicts eventually discover is that repeatedly “nipping” and “tucking” their external appearances can never make them feel truly sated or “all filled up” emotionally or spiritually speaking.



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