Once you’ve decided to get plastic surgery to address a particular problem, it’s important to make sure that you’re choosing the right cosmetic procedure. That’s because when it comes to cosmetic procedures, it may seem like a bunch of procedures have the same treatment goal when that’s not the case.
Awareness of the different types of cosmetic procedures will help you in choosing the right surgeon and clinic. And it will ensure that you’re satisfied with the results of the procedure that you’re undergoing.
What To Consider To Choose The Right Cosmetic Procedure?
Here are a few things that you should take into consideration when trying to find the right cosmetic procedure for yourself.
Be Clear On What You Want
You might have a general idea in mind about what you want to achieve from plastic surgery, like bigger breasts, a smaller nose, or a toned stomach. However, you need to go deeper than this and make sure to understand the specifics of the problem that you want to fix.
For instance, if you’re considering a nose job, you should know if you have a problem with the tip, dorsum, and/or bridge. If you want a flat stomach, see what’s coming in the way, is it loose hanging skin, separated abdominal muscles or excess fat deposits. That’s because all these three concerns require different plastic surgery procedures. If it’s hanging skin, the surgeon might recommend a tummy tuck or panniculectomy (both different). And if it’s fat deposits, you’ll be recommended liposuction.
Also, when it comes to breast surgery, you should be clear on whether or not you want to have your breasts “lifted.” That’s because breast lift is a separate surgery from breast enlargement. In the latter, the surgeon will insert implants; it won’t have anything to do with lifting breasts that have sagged. For that, you’d need an additional breast lift surgery. That is why you need to be clear on the changes that you want to make. That’s because you’ll be recommended a treatment plan accordingly.
Find A Good Surgeon
While it’s true that you need to be clear on what you want from the surgery, it’s also important that you find a surgeon who can further guide you about it. Even if you don’t know the name of the surgery that would best suit your needs, your surgeon should be able to inform you about it after thoroughly understanding your needs and expectations.
The guidance of a trained medical professional is also important in preventing you from getting a procedure that won’t satisfactorily meet your needs. For instance, if you tell your surgeon that you want to make your breasts perky and larger in size, they can tell you that a combination of surgeries will meet your needs.
Or, if you have been thinking of getting a very large implant, they should tell you, after assessment, whether your anatomy will be able to support it. You need to find a surgeon whose judgement you can trust in order to choose the right cosmetic procedure.
Look At The Before & After Images
One way to ensure that you’re choosing the right cosmetic procedure for yourself is to look at the before and after photos of patients who had the procedure that you want. The before photos can give you a reference point through which you can get an idea of your own results after you’ve had the surgery.
Of course, there can be variations, but you can notice the way in which the body or face has changed in the after photo. This will also assure you whether or not you’re choosing the right cosmetic procedure for yourself. And if you’re confused between the two procedures, compare their before/afters so that you can have a better idea.
Why You’re Getting The Surgery
This is something that you need to understand before you’ve even decided on the kind of surgery that you’re getting. You should be clear on the reasons why you’re getting this surgery. Are you doing it for yourself or someone else?
Getting plastic surgery is a deeply personal choice, and it isn’t something that you should be pressured into by your friends, partner, or family members. It is something that’s going to impact you, so you should be the one deciding on whether or not cosmetic surgery is even right for you in the first place. Your plastic surgeon will also ask you why you’re thinking of getting a particular cosmetic surgery, so you should know the answer to that.
You Have Aftercare
Choosing the right cosmetic procedure should not be the end of the story. You also need to make sure that the clinic that you’re going with offers aftercare. That’s because in case a complication arises, you need to have aftercare support available.
Even after you choose the right cosmetic procedure, you need to recover successfully in order to see the results that you were looking for. And for that, you need to make sure that your clinic is going to be there for you in case something happens.
Once you’ve decided to get plastic surgery, it’s important that you’re honest with your surgeon about your medical history and lifestyle, as they can impact the surgical outcomes. If you have a medical condition that makes you unsuitable for a procedure or can make your recovery more difficult, your surgeon may be able to recommend you some alternatives. However, if you aren’t honest, the “right” cosmetic procedure might turn out to be the wrong one for you.
Have Realistic Expectations
The right cosmetic procedure also means that you know the limitations of the surgery and what it can achieve for you. This is something that your surgeon will explain to you before the surgery. Once you know what the surgery can do for you, you’re likely to be more satisfied with the outcome. That’s why it’s extremely important to have realistic expectations.
Choosing the right cosmetic procedure is no easy feat. But it isn’t something that you should be doing alone. Awareness of the details of the problem you have and looking at before and after pictures can help, but you should also find a good surgeon. If you’re struggling with finding the right surgery for yourself, you shouldn’t hesitate to get in touch with a medical professional who can better guide you about these things.