Dr. Constantine Blog

Plastic surgery has become much more commonplace in the last couple of decades. As people become ever more concerned with their appearance, plastic surgery offers a way to improve certain aspects of your face or body that might not be possible via exercise or diet.

If you’re thinking about getting plastic surgery and are wondering whether it’s the right decision then there are certain things you should consider and questions you should ask yourself before proceeding.

Things to consider

  • Do your research – It is incredibly important to do your research on any type of procedure that you’re considering. This will mean that you’re fully aware of the risks involved and also know how long recovery is likely to be. You’ll be able to find information online for any type of procedure but don’t be afraid of booking a consultation with a surgeon who will be able to answer any questions you might have.
  • Ask friends and family for advice – You might be hesitant to discuss getting a procedure done with family and friends, especially if you think they’re going to try and dissuade you. However it’s always important to get the advice of loved ones.
  • Can you afford it? – This is one of the biggest considerations when considering plastic surgery. While there are always financing options available, it’s important that you know you can afford the procedure. Prices will vary depending on the experience of the surgeon. It might be tempting to consider having a procedure done overseas but this isn’t recommended since the recovery period after an operation should be as comfortable and convenient as possible.
  • Why do you want to get surgery? – For a lot of people, their main reason for getting plastic surgery is to boost their self-esteem. Most people have some part of their body that they’re unhappy with. Whilst plastic surgery is an excellent way to alter your appearance, you should always try dieting and exercise first for any procedures that are related to weight.

It’s important to note that it’s not just you who decides if you’re a viable candidate for plastic surgery. Your surgeon will take into account your mental and physical wellbeing and make a judgement as to whether or not you’re a suitable candidate. If you are suffering from depression or have any conditions that could interfere with the recovery process then plastic surgery will not be an option.