Although cosmetic surgery procedures are increasingly common, and no longer the preserve of the rich and famous, the decision to undergo a cosmetic procedure should not be taken lightly.
It is important to understand that although cosmetic surgery can help to improve your appearance and also help boost self-confidence, you need to understand why you want to have the specific treatment you’re considering.
Check out our cosmetic surgery essential stats infographic and ask yourself these five questions when thinking about cosmetic surgery:
1. Why do I want cosmetic surgery?
It is really important to know exactly why you want to have cosmetic surgery.
2. Self esteem: is this more than a whim?
Sometimes people will consider cosmetic surgery following a tumultuous event in their life that makes them feel bad about themselves. If you have never thought about anti-wrinkle injections or a nose job before and are suddenly thinking about it, take a step back and ask yourself why. All cosmetic surgery treatment should be considered seriously.
3. Physical vs. emotional: are my expectations realistic?
Ask yourself what you are expecting from cosmetic surgery both in terms of physical results and in other areas. Do you want to improve your appearance or are you expecting the surgery to change your life in other ways? Above all it’s important to have realistic expectations about what cosmetic surgery can deliver. Your consultant will be able to clarify what the end result of your surgery will be.
4. Is now the right time?
There are a lot of factors that surround cosmetic surgery which may mean that although it is right for you the timing may not be. Think about the costs involved, the recovery time and the implications that several weeks off work may bring with it, are there any issues surrounding preparation for surgery that will be difficult for you to meet?
5. Have I found the right surgeon?
You will spend quite a bit of time with your surgeon throughout consultations, the procedure and during follow-up appointments. Therefore it is absolutely vital you find the right surgeon to carry out your cosmetic surgery. Not only should they be fully qualified and experienced in the procedure you are thinking about but you should also feel comfortable with them and not pressured into making any decisions before you are ready.
Any cosmetic surgery procedure is a serious undertaking, so it’s important to consider the above points as well as discuss your needs with an experienced consultant before committing.
Find out more about cosmetic surgery treatments for women.
To book your consultation call us on 0800 015 2217.