What Questions To Ask Yourself & Your Surgeon?

Last Updated: January 17, 2013

With an increasing amount of men and women choosing to undergo plastic surgery, the field of plastic surgery is experiencing amazing growth. With continual progressions in technologies and techniques, plastic surgery is achieving consistently safe and astonishing results.

What Questions You Should Ask Yourself?

Just because plastic surgery is readily available, it doesn't mean that you should enter into it blindly. Like other surgical procedures, plastic surgery is a major operation and should be treated as such. Despite, the innumerable accounts of satisfaction, most plastic surgeons won't guarantee the results, particularly if you have unrealistic expectations.

There are always a number of important questions that you should ask yourself and your plastic surgeon before pursuing such an enormous step to cosmetic enhancement.

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Plastic surgery addresses the physical problem, but there may be deeper psychological and emotional aspects that are related to the physical problem. If you don't have the mentally stability to currently deal with those problems, then chances are, that those problems will still remain after plastic surgery.

Personal Expectations

You've probably been unhappy with some aspect of your body for some time.

This has probably caused a great deal of worry inevitably leading to low self-esteem as you become more self-conscious and obsessive about your imperfection(s). Almost everybody has gone through this - it's completely natural. If this has led you to consider plastic surgery to help remedy the situation, then there are some key questions you need to ask yourself:

Do I Really Need This?

Is it something that is permanent and can't be fixed without surgery? If it is a problem such as excessive weight or bad acne, have you tried more applicable solutions such as exercise or proper diet? Plastic surgery should only be used as a last resort.

Will My Life Really Improve After This?

Plastic surgery addresses the physical problem, but there may be deeper psychological and emotional aspects that are related to the physical problem. If you don't have the mentally stability to currently deal with those problems, then chances are, that those problems will still remain after plastic surgery. This is particularly the case if you have unrealistic expectations of the operation.

You need to reflect deeply when attempting to answer these questions. If these are just a slight over thoughts, then chances are you will generally not wholly attain the benefits of plastic surgery. Ultimately the choice of plastic surgery is a personal choice. Mental preparation is the key to a successful procedure so it is strongly advised that you thoroughly research all aspect of the plastic surgery procedure(s) you're interested in.

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Remember, the only dumb question is one that is unasked. The more questions you have answered, the more secure you will feel, and the more informed you will be when making the decision to undergo plastic surgery.

What Should I Ask My Surgeon?

The surgeon themselves play an important role in attaining successful results. When you select a potential surgeon be sure to find out:

  • What kind of experience do they have? How many years?
  • Are they board certified?
  • Do reference checks - find out information from past patients
  • Do they act in a professional demeanor? If they are constantly trying to peddle the procedure, guaranteeing successful results, you should be weary.

Once you have selected a surgeon, you will go for a consultation period. This is perfect time for you to ask whatever questions you have on your mind:

  • What does the procedure encompass?
  • How long will it take?
  • Possible complications and side effects?
  • How will you improve my appearance?
  • How should I prepare for the surgery and recovery?

Based on the consultation period, you should leave with a greater understanding of the procedure, as well as being on the same page of your goals and expectations. The surgeon should be sure that you have a very secure sense of the realistic result - without any sugarcoating.

You should always have an answer to all question - no matter how irrelevant!

Remember, the only dumb question is one that is unasked. The more questions you have answered, the more secure you will feel, and the more informed you will be when making the decision to undergo plastic surgery.

It is a big decision to make, so having a sense of security and comfort in making it, is paramount to your success.

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