Plastic surgery sounds like a simple procedure, the type you go in and out in a matter of hours. Plastic surgery is still surgery and any surgery poses risks. It is important to take plastic surgery seriously, as you should any surgery and weigh the risks carefully.
Plastic surgery is unlike any other surgery in the fact that its intended purpose is to alter the patient’s appearance. It is important to have a clear idea of what you want done and have an idea how you want it to look. When you wake up from anesthetic the look you have is the look that will be permanent. This is why it is important to have many discussions with the physician performing your plastic surgery about what you want to change and keep. Take pictures to show the physician the look you are considering.
Be sure you pick a skilled plastic surgeon that has plenty of experience. Ask for referrals from your primary care physician and anyone you may know who has had a surgery they are pleased with. Check qualifications with your state’s licensing board.
It is important to know what your post operative life will be like. How long is the recovery time? What activities may be restricted? People are often surprised at the length of time it can take to recover from plastic surgery.
Be aware most insurance does not cover an elective surgery such as plastic surgery. Be certain you know what the costs will be up front so there won’t be any sticker shock when the bill is received.
Weigh your options carefully before you decide to undergo plastic surgery.
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