Any kind of surgery is a big thing; it’s not something that anybody just waltzes into. Even the most sure, determined patients will need to step back and think before walking into the surgery room; whether or not to have cosmetic surgery is probably one of the biggest decisions you will ever make.
The best way to find out if surgery is really for you is to ask yourself a few, crucial questions before taking the leap.
Why am I having this procedure?
This is the big question; why do you want cosmetic surgery? What’s key here is that you come to the conclusion that you’re doing it for yourself, and nobody else. Cosmetic surgery can boost your self-esteem and confidence, but it won’t change your life; if there are other things in your life that you’re unhappy about – partners, work, education – this isn’t going to help sort those out.
Do I have any other options?
In many cases, the results gained by cosmetic surgery can be achieved in other ways, too; obviously a rhinoplasty is a rhinoplasty, but surgeries like weight loss surgery and liposuction offer results which, a lot of the time, can be achieved naturally. Of course, if you’ve tried dieting and exercise and the pounds still don’t shift, there’s nothing wrong with turning to us.
Do I have the right support system in place?
Before undergoing cosmetic surgery, it’s really super important that you have the support of two kinds of people: your family and friends, and your surgeons. Choose a surgery that makes you feel welcome, and make sure you fully trust everybody there. Likewise, make sure you’ve got supportive people at home to return to – because you’ll need them during your recovery.