Cosmetic surgery has become almost a standard option for people who want to change their appearance, and it is more readily available than it ever has been - with both surgical and non-invasive options that can be completed as quickly as a couple of hours.
Whether you are looking for a nose job, breast augmentation, or liposuction, cosmetic surgery can help you get the look you want to achieve.
However, and it is a big however, before jumping into the decision to have cosmetic surgery, there are several factors you need to consider.
This piece will take a look at what to consider before going ahead with cosmetic surgery so you can make an informed choice.
1) Your Motivation
The first thing that is important to consider before choosing to undergo cosmetic surgery is your motivation. Why exactly is it that you want to have surgery? If it is your choice and your choice alone, that is one thing, but if you are considering it to please someone else or because you don’t feel good enough next to someone else, then cosmetic surgery is not advised.
2) The Risks and Complications
All surgeries come with risks and complications and cosmetic surgery is no exception. It is essential they are considered for whatever procedure you are looking at, as some may be more dangerous or have more risk of complication than others.
For example, some surgeries may have a longer recovery time than others, or you may have to deal with the risk of scarring or infection. Make sure to chat with your surgeon about these risks and take time before making a decision. It is important to put your health first over anything else if you can.
3) The Surgeon
Your surgeon is the person who is going to be chopping bits off, sucking bits out, or adding bits in, so making sure that they are qualified to do so and know what they are doing is not something you should skimp on.
Be sure to choose a surgeon who is experienced and board-certified in the type of surgery you want, and make sure they have the evidence to prove it, along with some examples of previous work. For example, mommy makeover surgeons focus on common postpartum complaints. It is also important that you feel comfortable with the surgeon and trust them – if you don’t, don’t ignore your intuition and find someone else.
Make sure to do your research and ask for recommendations from friends or family who have had cosmetic surgery – especially if you can’t tell they have had it done!
4) The Cost
Cosmetic surgery can be expensive, and it is not in everyone’s ‘every day’ budget, and while there are now more affordable options, it can still be a drain on the bank account.
Make sure you understand the total cost of the surgery, which will include any pre-operative and post-operative expenses. Cosmetic surgery is usually not covered by insurance, so be prepared to cover all costs.