Written by Twin City Plastic Surgery
In today’s society, it’s easy to get carried away. And, the more money you have, the easier it can be to blow it on purchases or pursuits that you think will give you pleasure; but in the end, doesn’t make you any happier. When it comes to plastic surgery, some individuals tend to go overboard. They start with something small like a filler and then continue to seek more “improvement” by undergoing more and more facial and body reconstructive surgeries. If you’re considering getting plastic surgery, make sure that you have a healthy approach.
What You Want
Before you go into the plastic surgeon’s office or before you even discuss the prospect of plastic surgery with anybody you know or love, be honest with yourself. Why do you want surgery and what do you expect the surgery to do for you? Determine what things about yourself you would like to change or enhance and why. For example, have you always wanted a smaller nose and larger breasts? By understanding what you personally want, you can help to ignore any outside voices telling you to make a change that may be unwanted or needed. Although for some it might be difficult to stand firm in regards to sticking to only the procedures you want, you will end up with the results that matter and that you are happy with.
If you’re worried about the aging appearance of your face, the best thing to do is start small. You don’t want to start off with a full-blown face lift if something more subtle like facial fillers might do the trick. By starting small, you might be so impressed with the results of something like BOTOX or Juvederm that you might completely forego the idea of a more invasive procedure.
Take Your Time
One of the biggest mistakes that people make when it comes to plastic surgery is that they rush into the whole process. What’s the rush? Make sure that you are taking enough time to really digest the prospect of surgery, think about why you’re getting the surgery done, and if the outcome will make you happier. Plastic surgery procedures can be somewhat addictive for some people. The goal is for you to look and feel better about yourself. Plastic surgery can most certainly increase self-esteem and confidence, but plastic surgery will not solve the problems or challenges that you may be having in your life. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, good candidates for plastic surgery include people with a strong self-image who are bothered by a physical characteristic that they’d like to improve or change; or patients who have a physical defect or cosmetic flaw that has diminished their self-esteem over time.
If you are seeking surgery with the hope of influencing a change in someone other than yourself, you’ll likely end up disappointed.