The Proper Mental State Before Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is a very fashionable idea in our modern World, particularly amongst women and its possibilities and advantages are being touted more than ever before. It is important to keep in mind that even though plastic surgery is most often a cosmetic procedure, it is also usually major surgery and should be regarded as such. It would be very unfortunate to spend a small fortune on a procedure only to be disappointed in the results.

There is no type of surgery that is completely safe, and there is no type of surgeon, plastic or otherwise, who will assure a patient that their procedure is 100% safe. There is always a possibility that something such as incision infections, hematomas or excessive bleeding could occur. These serious complications are very rare though and according to verified studies occur in less than 5% of patients. Postoperative recovery can also be difficult. There is often bruising and swelling that may not heal for some time, perhaps months.

It is vital to be psychologically healthy when considering plastic surgery. There are those who’s body image is so distorted they will never be satisfied with the result, no matter how many surgeries they endure. These people of expect that their lives will be altered along with their bodies, and are generally displeased with the outcome of the procedure, both physically and emotionally.

When choosing a surgeon, you should be very selective, remember that any worthwhile plastic surgeon is both a medical practitioner and an artist. Be sure to have your surgeon explain any and all possible complications of the surgery to you.

If you have carefully researched your surgery and know exactly what to expect, and if you are in a healthy mental state about it, you should set aside the time you need to heal afterwards and take the next step towards finalizing your decision. There are many plastic surgery clinics to choose from, all with very qualified surgeons in every major city, all you have to do is find the one that best suits your needs.


No comments yet.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.

    Click to Rate This Article