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Posted on May 16, 2014 |

Cosmetic Surgery: Be Well Informed

Cosmetic Surgery: Be Well Informed

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Any cosmetological procedure has a huge impact on your life—and only a well thought of and correct decision will make this impact happy, successful and beneficial.

The importance and implications of undergoing a cosmetic surgery can never be underscored enough. A plastic surgery brings about not just physical, but also psychological changes in any person who undergoes such a process. Being well prepared ensures that the changes that a plastic surgery brings about in your life remain positive.

An important part of your preparation is being as well informed as you can about a procedure and its implications, and no one would be better qualified to tell you about this than the surgeon who would be performing a cosmetic surgery on you.

Some of the questions you should ask your surgeon

  • What is the exact name of the procedure that will be performed on me?
  • What are the different techniques by which this can be performed? What are the pros and cons or the risks and benefits associated with each technique? Which process has the best success rate? Which technique is most suitable for my personal case and why?
  • How long will it take for me to resume work?
  • How long does it take to get back to normal physical activity and exercise?
  • What are the side effects of the process? How long will these side effects stay?
  • What are the risks involved? What are the things that could go wrong, and if they do, then how will they be dealt with?
  • Will there be any visible scars after the operation and how will I be able to manage with these?
  • How much will it cost? Will the costs be covered by my insurance policy?

In many cases, not only will your surgeon answer these questions personally, but you will also be provided with literature to go back home and read. Apart from getting to know as much as you can about the procedure from your surgeon, it is also a good idea to speak to some other people who have already undergone such a process, if possible, at the same hospital and with the same doctor.

After gathering all this information from your interaction with your surgeon and with other people who have had the same experience, you will be in a better position to decide whether you should actually go for the cosmetological procedure or not.

According to both psychologists and plastic surgeons, one should take at least seven to ten days to think and make an educated
and mature decision in this regard.