As cosmetics surgical procedures have become more affordable and socially acceptable, people have begun to be more open to undergoing plastic surgery. Opting for a cosmetic surgical procedure, especially if it’s an invasive one, is a big decision which needs to be made with care and deliberation. You need to first understand what motivated you to consider plastic surgery in the first place.
Motivations for Plastic Surgery
There are millions of reasons why people have plastic surgery and each one of them varies according to the individual. Since everyone is born unique, so are the reasons behind the decision. In fact, even when you find yourself sitting in the office of the cosmetic surgeon, you will be faced by the same question.
The plastic surgeon will ask this question for multiple reasons. It will allow them to get an idea of what you will gain from the surgery and whether you stand to benefit from it.
Most of the reasons behind opting for cosmetic surgery are either psychological or social. You need to understand how the cosmetic procedure will fulfill your goals. Understand whether the motivations are internal or external. Understand whether you’re getting the surgery for yourself or for others. Do you expect people’s perceptions of you to change after the surgery?
If you have been considering plastic surgery for a long time and are prepared for the changes that will take place as a result of the procedure then you are prepared.
Another thing to consider is whether you will be a good candidate for the procedures. If you have any health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, heart disease or a bleeding disorder, you may not be a good candidate for cosmetic surgery. Excessive alcohol consumption and obesity may also affect you as a candidate for cosmetic surgery.
Questions You Should Ask Yourself before Surgery
No matter what procedure you are opting for, it is important to ask these questions before making any concrete decisions.
What Are The Possible Complications?
Understand what complications may arise as a result of the surgery and weigh them against the advantages of the procedures. Ascertain whether the pros outweigh the cons and vice versa, in the end it is your call.