Patients with reasonable expectations are typically the best candidates for plastic surgery. Unrealistic expectations lead to disappointment and dissatisfaction with objectively successful surgical results.
You should expect an improvement in your appearance, not overnight perfection.
Your motivation in undergoing plastic surgery is vital and should be taken into account. There are good reasons for getting plastic surgery such as to look younger in order to attain/maintain a job where appearance is of importance.
Patients with unhealthy motivating factors such as gaining the affection of a loved one may want to postpone/avoid plastic surgery altogether as surgery is not the solution to an emotional problem. You should undergo plastic surgery for yourself –- to boost your self-image and feel better about yourself.
Plastic surgery is elective surgery and therefore not covered by most health insurance plans. Therefore, you should expect to spend anywhere from a couple of hundred dollars to thousands, depending on the procedure(s).
Surgical procedures require healing time which means time off from work, school or other engagements. You should take into account recovery time when deciding to undergo surgery.
Today more and more patients are turning to non-invasive cosmetic procedures for its instantaneous results with little or no downtime.
Here are a few non-invasive cosmetic procedures that are steadily gaining popularity:
It is highly recommended that prior to undergoing any form of procedure; you properly assess the surgeon's qualifications and credentials. Also, it is advised that you meet with the surgeon to answer any questions and/or concerns about potential surgeries and discuss any medical conditions that you may have. It is important that you feel comfortable with the surgeon in discussing your desires, expectations, and motivations in making your final decision.
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