Top 5 do’s when considering cosmetic surgery
Following the festive season, the New Year brings thoughts and aspirations of the whole ‘new year, new me’ feeling. Nothing wrong with this at all, in fact it’s good to kick start your year by doing things that boost self-esteem and improve our personal well-being. This time of year gets busy in many plastic surgeons clinics as people try to regain their figures or spruce up their appearance during winter solstice.
But before you get the procedure you’ve been saving hard for, take a look at our top 5 guide that offers you a realistic, intelligent approach to elective cosmetic surgery. Check out our top 5 do’s before you go under the knife.
- DO- Be conservative with your procedures
An often too common mistake we’ve all seen on celebs is to go over the top and have too much cosmetic surgery all at once. Any surgeon will tell you that good plastic surgery improves or enhances body parts in an artistic and natural fashion, and that’s a solid fact. However, people with enormous breast implants or facial skin pulled far too tight or ballooned up with too much fillers and Botox look absurd and no one truly wants to look like that.
- DO- Research
This is a really easy one and therefore only needs a short explanation. You should always aim to have your procedures carried out by an experienced professional, which should go without saying, and if you don’t then you could end up like the unfortunate celebs we mentioned in the first point.
- DO- Safety first
Be certain that your surgeon operates in a facility that is safe and certified by professional bodies within the industry. Cosmetic surgery does not need to be done in the hospital, but it should be done at an office or surgi-center approved and inspected on a regular basis. Your anaesthesiologist should be Board certified too. Never be shy about making enquiries about certification. Fortunately, at Belvedere Clinic these are things you don’t need to concern yourself with.
- DO- Follow every step
It is essential that you follow your surgeon’s orders of things you should do before and after surgery. Advice that is associated to smoking, alcohol consumption, prescription medications, blood thinners and even diet should be listened to carefully. Pay attentions to postoperative orders relating to exercise, exertion and even driving or operating heavy equipment. Your pre-op and post-op behaviour will have significant and lasting effects on the final result of your surgery, so pay attention, be disciplined and you’ll get the best possible results.
- DO- Have expectations that can be lived up to
Make sure you approach your cosmetic surgery with realistic and hopefully attainable expectations. Far too often with the media the way it is, patients will aim for surgery that will not transform your life in a monumental way like some seem to think it would. Think sensibly and look to improve a body part that bothers you. If you are planning plastic surgery with desires like finding a spouse, saving your marriage or to take the music industry by storm, don’t do it, because it won’t work, and you will be left unhappy.