Boost Your Confidence: 6 Things To Remember Before Undergoing Plastic Surgery

Have you ever had the sudden urge to change yourself, whether it involves your physique or your aesthetic? We've all been there, and it's become the starting point of our transformation.

While many turned to exercise to change themselves, others went for a different method. They want to enhance their natural features to boost their confidence and eliminate insecurities. This led them to the path of plastic surgery, where people go under the knife to refine what they already have.

With the growing interest in plastic surgery, many surgeons have introduced less invasive treatments to improve the face or body. Plus, the prices for different procedures are becoming more affordable, making it more accessible to people like you and me.

If you're feeling like going under the knife, here are six things to remember to ensure your satisfaction.

1. Be realistic

When people hear the word plastic surgery, they often think of flawless and perfect results. They think that plastic surgery will magically transform them from an "ugly duckling" to a "beautiful swan".

However, this is definitely not the case. 

Plastic surgery aims to enhance our natural features to make them look more refined. Your looks won't become just like those in art or anime, but you'll definitely become the most beautiful you can be. 

Our expectations of the results of plastic surgery is one of the reasons why patients become unsatisfied. We often expect that we'd look totally different; but in reality, plastic surgeons aim to make the procedure's results to be more natural, complementing what we already have.

2. Search for a qualified surgeon

If you're interested in plastic surgery, then you might've heard of the TV show Botched. It focused on "correcting" extreme plastic surgeries gone wrong.

Botched results from plastic surgery often happens when you're under an unqualified surgeon. Plastic surgery still involves the body, and having it altered by unqualified surgeons may cause complications and unsatisfactory results.

For example, if you plan to enhance your breasts, go to a surgeon who has years of experience in the field. After all, breast implants may rupture and deflate, causing complications to your breasts or worse, breast cancer.

3. Save!

Although there are affordable procedures, elective plastic surgery is generally expensive and not covered by health insurance. This is why saving up for the procedure is the right choice.

However, you can ask about financing options for your plastic surgery. There are many financial institutions that offer funding options for the procedure. Beware of those offering too good to be true procedures at super low rates as it may result in complications after the procedure.

Also keep in mind that elective plastic surgery complications aren't also covered by health insurance. So instead of saving money by going to these medical tourism sites, you might end up spending more just to correct your botched procedure.

4. Recovery takes time

Recovering and seeing the results of your plastic surgery takes time. This depends on the procedure and your health condition.

Remember that you won't be camera ready right off the bat. There is still swelling or bruising on your skin as a result of the operation. There are also procedures that will need multiple surgeries to achieve the desired results. The key here is patience— healing takes time, so make sure it's worth the wait!

5. Ask about alternative options

As we mentioned before, there are some procedures that don't require surgery. 

So consult with your plastic surgeon regarding the results you want to achieve. Who knows, maybe a non-invasive option is the better route for you, rather than going under the knife.

6. Understand the risks

As with any operation, plastic surgery still comes with risks that you need to consider first.

Assess your health condition before undergoing surgery. Are you fit to undergo the operation? You'll also need to discuss with your surgeon things such as anaesthesia or local sedation. After all, you don't want to end up having allergic reactions to the anesthesia.

They'll also give you a brief about possible complications after the surgery such as infections and wound separations. This way, you'll know what you're in for when undergoing plastic surgery.

Just like with any procedure, plastic surgery still has its pros and cons. Although the rapid developments in technology has helped minimize the risks, there's still no guarantee you won't experience complications. After all, plastic surgery involves the body, and we all have unique features and healing processes.

Before you go under the knife, it's best that you think carefully. Evaluate yourself, your financial position, and the surgeon's level of skill. Because at the end of the day, you want to boost your confidence in yourself and not end up regretting about getting the procedure.