5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Scheduling Your Plastic Surgery

by | Jul 20, 2015

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Scheduling Your Plastic SurgeryPlastic surgery is a serious decision that requires a lot of thought and investment. But before scheduling that appointment, it is important to make sure you chose the right surgeon, that this procedure will help you the most, and so on.

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Essentially, you want to make sure that you have covered all your bases. To do this, there are 5 questions you should ask yourself before scheduling plastic surgery:


Have I done enough research?

Make sure you’ve done your homework. Find out who your plastic surgeon would be, what their experience is, if they are board-certified, and so on. Also research the practice. See what technology and methods are used, what reviews other patients have left for the office, and their overall professionalism. Finally, you’ll want be informed on your procedure itself. How long will the surgery last, what will the recovery be like, etc.


What are my expectations for this procedure?

This is a personal question that should be addressed simply to determine what you want to gain from the plastic surgery. If you are getting breast implants, for instance, outlay each and every expectation you have with size, shape, feel, and look. Be specific so you know exactly what you want and can relay that to your surgeon.


Am I physically ready to ensure I have the best possible recovery?

The stronger and healthier you are before plastic surgery, the quicker the recovery. Ask yourself if your body is ready to undergo this specific procedure. If you want a tummy tuck, make sure you are thoroughly hydrated, eating right, and physically prepared to undergo a full recovery.


How will plastic surgery help me achieve my goals?

If you want liposuction, a goal might be to maintain weight management and proceed a healthier lifestyle after the procedure. Regardless of the plastic surgery you are considering, make sure you outline specific ways this will help your progress.


When is the best time for me to have this procedure?

Once your find out how long the anticipated recovery time is, plan your schedule accordingly. Look at your calendar to determine which days you might need to take off of work, which time is best, and so on. Planning like this will lead to more success.


If you have any questions regarding plastic surgery, do not hesitate to contact our office. We are here to help and make sure you are fully prepared!