Many motivations can drive you to getting cosmetic surgery. Perhaps you are trying to maintain a youthful appearance, or maybe you are hoping to correct a deformity, or scar. You might even just be trying to maintain your overall look after an illness, or major surgery. Regardless of your motivation, read on for some do’s, and don’ts to keep in mind as you go through this journey.
Before going under the knife, always seek out a board-certified cosmetic surgeon. It is imperative that you get to know your surgeon. Ask about his qualifications, and certifications. Request before and after photos. If possible, speak with former patients. A good surgeon will be proud to show off his best work, and will always be forthcoming about qualifications.
Have you already checked your surgeon’s school, and now you feel completely comfortable? Well, there is one more step that you should look into- malpractice. All malpractice lawsuits are available on the public record. This can help you to see if your potential surgeon, has had any past botch jobs.
You should explore different alternatives to cosmetic surgery. For instance, if you are interested in changing the size of your breasts or getting a liposuction, a healthy diet and a lot of exercise could help you reach your goals and save a lot of money. Give yourself a few months to try different alternatives before getting surgery.
Consider having cosmetic surgery overseas. Cosmetic surgery in the United States can cost double, or triple the amount you would be charged in India. Doctors in many countries are just as well trained as U.S. doctors, sometimes more so. Research the clinic, and doctor you plan to use, either in the U.S. or overseas.
Although you would never want to choose a cosmetic surgeon based solely on price, there is no harm in shopping around amongst qualified surgeons. If you have a short list of surgeons that you are considering, discussing pricing options with each of them may help you in making the final decision.
You may want to join a support group and attend meeting both before and after your cosmetic procedures. These groups will help you get an idea of what to expect after your procedure and will allow you to speak with others who have had the procedure done before. These groups meet in many areas around the country.
Are you a good candidate for plastic surgery? Most surgeons will only perform elective surgery on those that are over 18. Although, some may make exceptions. Second, you should be in good health. Have no history of heart, circulatory, or bleeding conditions, or any other condition that could affect the healing process.
As was stated earlier, many different sets of circumstances can lead you to getting cosmetic surgery. Still, once the decision is made, the path is a similar travel for all who do it. Keep in mind the tips, and tricks you have read here. You are sure to have an experience free of hassle, and excess cost.