1. Research your doctor
- Does your doctor perform a lot of these procedures?
- Is your doctor a board certified plastic surgeon?
- Ask to see your doctors results from previous procedures they’ve done.
- Meet with your doctors patients
- Confirm that your doctors facility is accredited
2. Have realistic goals
- Realize that this is a serious decision and as with any surgery, there could be potential complications
1. DO NOT rush into any procedure
- Make sure the procedure you’re wanting is right for you
- Clarify your surgery goals
- Ask all of your questions PRIOR to getting your surgery
- Make sure you know exactly what you’re getting into
2. Don’t undergo surgery for the wrong reasons
- Do the surgery for yourself, not for any other person or any other reason. Make sure it’s what YOU want and not your significant other, friends or family want.
- Don’t expect surgery to change your entire life; do it to make you feel better about yourself
3. Avoid requesting unnatural results/procedures
- Many doctors may be willing to perform a procedure that should not be done on your body simply to make money, or to give you a look that THEY think is right
- Be realistic about your natural body type, the one you were born with. If you are a petite, five-foot tall woman, be wary of a doctor who believes you should be getting size D implants
4. Don’t let cost determine which surgeon you choose
- It’s been said that you get what you pay for with aesthetic surgery. Don’t learn that lesson the hard way!