It’s no secret that we’re our toughest critics. Being hypercritical of ourselves can be all consuming, making it instinctive for us to look for ways to augment and improve ourselves. While wanting to improve the way we look is not a bad thing, it’s important to know what our motives are. The following are three things to keep in mind when looking into cosmetic surgery.
Does Your Concern Warrant Surgery?
First, is there really a visible cosmetic flaw that needs to be surgically corrected? Depending on your concern, some “imperfections” can be corrected with something less invasive such as lasers or injectables. It is important to think about the preparation, procedure and recovery associated with the surgical option and weigh that against how much that flaw bothers you. If you feel that correcting your concern is worth that whole process, surgery may be a viable option.
Who Are You Making This Change For?
When considering any elective operation it is important that you are making the change for yourself. If you are making the change to please someone else, the process of recovery and the cost will not be worth it to you in the long run. Deciding on getting a procedure for you and you alone will increase your chances of being happy with the outcome and enjoying the results for years to come.
Do You Have Realistic Expectations?
The key to a positive outcome and a speedy recovery are realistic expectations. Having realistic expectations of your body and what is able to be accomplished during a surgery will be very important in your subsequent happiness. Your doctor will have your best interest in mind and will be able to advise you about what kind of improvements can be made while keeping your health top of mind.
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