Plastic surgery is a process that can completely change your appearance in a matter of moments. Years can be shaved off simply by removing crow’s feet, lifting facial skin, removing some fat, and adding a little touch-up here and there; however, there are a few things everybody should consider before undergoing plastic surgery. This information should be vital when making the decision to undergo plastic surgery.
Consider Your Expectations
Plastic surgery is great way to change your appearance, but it is not a miracle. You will never obtain the type of perfection you may want from plastic surgery. Instead, it can help you look a lot better than you did before. Small flaws will still exist and you shouldn’t avoid them or shun them, but accept these as part of who you are as a person. You should also know plastic surgery is generally not covered by health insurance (unless it’s restructuring serious body or facial damage), so you may be investing a lot of money into the procedure.
Risks of Plastic Surgery
There are risks that come with plastic surgery, as there are with any surgical procedure. Surgical complications sometimes occur, such as excessive bleeding or even infection. These risks are rare, but sometimes occur. Other risks include mistakes during the procedure that can alter your appearance. Plastic surgeons are highly trained professionals who take the utmost care in their work. Still, the risk is there and you should be aware of it before proceeding.
Recovery Period After Plastic Surgery
Plastic surgery is just like any other surgery and can require a lot of recovery time. You aren’t going to be able to bounce back to work immediately. Depending on the severity of the surgery you may be recovering for days, weeks, and even months. Make sure to plan for this possibility by planning sick leave at work and having somebody to take care of you if necessary. You will have to take care of the area and treat it gently, or you can cause serious damage.
Once you’ve recovered physically from your surgery, you will have to recover psychologically. Being out of work and in pain can be traumatic for any reason. Your improved appearance may boost your self esteem as well, but you may find it does not immediately relieve your depression or any other issues you may have psychologically. Don’t expect serious problems to clear up immediately due to your surgery.