With so many celebrities coming forward about their plastic surgery, one thing is clear: cosmetic surgery is on the rise. A recent study revealed that one in every two people wants to change how they look, with people as young as 13 now considering things like plastic surgery, botox and Vaser Liposuction to feel good about themselves.
With the ever-rising rate of people seeking to alter their appearance with invasive cosmetic surgery, below are five things to consider before going under the knife.
- What is motivating you to want surgery?
Surgeons cannot fix how you feel on the inside. Although you think you will look better on the outside; remember that surgeons deal solely with the physical aspects of your appearance – unfortunately there is no quick fix for low self-esteem. Make sure that your motivation is a healthy one and not in response to a perceived slight from another person. Your decision is one of self-empowerment.
- Are There Alternatives to Undergoing Plastic Surgery?
This is an important question since plastic surgery is not without risks. Could you improve your diet and change poor eating habits? Could you move your body a little bit more and get more exercise? If you’ve given other alternatives an honest try, then plastic surgery may be a good alternative for you. Not having surgery at all is also an alternative.
- Can I afford it?
Plastic surgery is not cheap! Whether paying cash or credit, you have to really determine if you can afford plastic surgery. With that said, don’t be swayed by enticingly cheap prices, especially if you feel like you want the procedure done sooner than later. But if the price sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. The cost of falling for ‘bargain surgery’ could be much more than just financial; it will be your body that permanently pays the price.
- Are you healthy enough to have plastic surgery?
It is important for you to seek advice from your general practitioner before you book a consultation with a surgeon. Some surgeons may even require that you obtain a ‘surgery clearance’ from your PCP. Although no one can guarantee you won’t have any complications, the evaluation is more like a risk assessment. Your doctor will determine if you need special tests to better understand your risk.
- Know the risks.
Plastic surgery procedures can result in complications ranging from an unnatural final result to scarring or even death. As the cosmetic industry still remains largely unregulated even the most sensible person can fall prey to unexpected issues and problems with their chosen procedure.
After you’ve considered all of the above, it’s time to give some serious thought to pursuing cosmetic surgery. Whether it’s to reclaim your confidence, build your self-esteem, or to correct a flaw left by injury, there is a procedure for almost everyone. Make a consultation appointment today and see what options work best for you.