Am I a good candidate for cosmetic surgery?

Cosmetic surgery is not for everyone. It is imperative that you examine your reasons and motivations for seeking a cosmetic surgeon, and ensure that those goals are attainable. Whether you want a facelift, Botox injections, or eyelid surgery, it is important that you understand your reasons for deciding on cosmetic surgery prior to setting up a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh.


The most important thing on the checklist for determining whether or not cosmetic surgery is right for you is a healthy dose of self-esteem. Cosmetic surgery can help you feel better about your looks, but it cannot change the way you feel about yourself. Cosmetic surgery can enhance your self-image, which is the way you think others think about your looks, but it generally will not give you self-esteem if you lack that ingredient to begin with.

Good general health

In order to undergo any surgery, cosmetic surgery included, your doctor will expect you to be in good physical health. If you are under a general physicians care, taking prescriptions or over the counter medications, or have any allergies make sure you inform Dr. Azizzadeh so he can develop a comprehensive treatment plan for your case.

Having a medical condition or taking medications does not necessarily preclude surgery, but in some cases, you may be steered toward less invasive cosmetic procedures, instead of surgery.

Smokers should quit smoking several weeks before surgery to improve your circulatory system as much as possible. After surgery, smoking should not be resumed for at least two months post op. At that point, you might as well quit altogether. The benefits you get after surgery will not last as long if you continue to smoke.

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Realistic expectations

While a good cosmetic surgeon can do wonders with your looks, you must have realistic expectations about the outcome. Whether you are scheduling a rhinoplasty, neck lift, laser resurfacing, or any other procedure, knowing what to expect will help you to be satisfied with the results. When you meet with Dr. Azizzadeh, he will discuss with you honestly about what you should expect from surgery.

During your consultation, you will go over several before and after photos of people who received similar surgery. This will help you get an idea what is possible for you. Cosmetic surgery cannot make people love you, help you get a better job, guarantee a better life, or change your fortune. It can help you feel better about yourself and your self-image.

When seeking cosmetic surgery in the Beverly Hills area, please contact Dr. Azizzadeh to schedule a consultation. Dr. Azizzadeh specializes in facial cosmetic surgery and is considered one of the best in his field.


The Consultation with a cosmetic surgeon prior to your procedure is a very important process for patients because it allows them to convey what’s most important for them individually and to be able to discuss these concerns in a confidential one on one meeting. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Azizzadeh prefers to have at least two consultations with each patient before proceeding with surgery. For patients who are from out of town, we make special arrangements to ensure all questions have been answered. During the consultation process, photos of the patients are reviewed and discussed at length. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Azizzadeh believes that this lengthy discussion will allow better communication and understanding of the patients’ expectations and desires. When a patient has realistic goals and works closely with the doctor, the results can be life changing.

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To learn more about any facial plastic surgery and facial rejuvenation procedures please contact Dr. Azizzadeh to set up an initial consultation. We offer phone consultations for out-of-town patients if you are interested.

Center for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery
Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS
9401 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 650, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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