Considering Cosmetic Surgery? Here Is Your Homework

Considering Cosmetic Surgery? Here Is Your HomeworkAs we all know, there has been an increased social acceptance of cosmetic enhancement in recent years. With an increase in demand comes an increase in supply, and there are plenty of options out there for people who are considering cosmetic surgery. In a booming industry, it is important that you arm yourself with the information needed to make a decision that is right for you. Because we want your cosmetic surgery experience to measure up to your hopes and expectations, here are some tips to help you decide if you are ready for a facial plastic surgery procedure.

Do Your Research

It is up to you to research the cosmetic procedures you are considering. Luckily, we now have the internet, a great source with loads of information on a variety of topics. But be careful, not all the information you come across will be reliable, or even true. Always confirm what you read online is backed byevidence and expertise.

Find The Right Surgeon

First off, make sure your surgeon is qualified. Second, ensure the surgeon specializes in the procedure you want. If you want a nose job, consult a rhinoplasty expert. It is critical to select a surgeon with necessary surgical training and experience in the procedure. Lastly, do not underestimate the fit between yourself and your surgeon. A great surgeon will be open to answering all your questions, and address all your concerns in a respectful and collaborative manner.

Do Not Rush It

A great surgeon will make you feel comfortable, and not rush things. A surgeon should take enough time to address all of your concerns, review your past medical history, discuss expectations, and go over the risks and benefits with you.  Any surgery that alters your body is well worth careful consideration. Take your time, research your procedure, and ask plenty of questions.

Setting Realistic Expectations

There is a misconception that people seeking cosmetic surgery have major self-esteem or body image issues. This exists in some cases, but most patients have very realistic goals. It is not healthy to look for perfection. Instead, think of cosmetic surgery as a way to improve facial proportions or symmetry. Good candidates are realistic about the results they can expect, and set goals that are both achievable and safe.

Know The Risks

With any invasive procedure comes risk, which is why it is important to understand what could happen and how your surgeon would handle issues. Ask your surgeon to outline the risks and rate of complications associated with yourspecific procedure.

If you are considering cosmetic surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Azzizadeh today by calling 310.461.0303.