Cosmetic surgery is a type of medicine that focuses on enhancing a person’s appearance by using surgical and medical techniques. Examples of cosmetic surgery are breast augmentation, dermabrasion, facelift, rhinoplasty and liposuction.
There are several things on what to look for when choosing a cosmetic surgeon (we recommend Dr. Ted Eisenberg!) such as a doctor’s training and certification, the doctor’s experience with the procedure you are considering and the hospital where he or she performs the procedure.
Other considerations are the questions and reasons the surgeon asks you for wanting the procedure and how comfortable you are talking with him. Keep in mind; a good cosmetic surgeon will take time and explain all alternatives to the procedure and will not rush you in making a quick decision.
In addition, it is also important that the surgeon answer all of your questions clearly and completely. Looking at “before and after” photos are important but it is also necessary to ask if the photos provide normal results. Most importantly, will you be able to talk with former patients who have had the same procedure done by that surgeon?
Also, how much will the procedure cost? And, will full payment be required before surgery? Keep in mind; most cosmetic procedures are usually elective and not covered by health insurance plans. Find out if there are payment options.
Most importantly, read reviews of surgeons in your area. Reviews can be very helpful and it can give you a real sense about how each surgeon operates. However, it is also important to view reviews and just about everything else online with a healthy dose of skepticism. Anonymous reviews are sometimes used by patients who are looking for revenge.
It is also important to ask if your cosmetic surgeon is affiliated with a hospital. Some cosmetic surgeons only perform surgery in his or her office and do not have hospital privileges to perform surgery. It is safer to have cosmetic surgery done in a hospital just in case any complications occur.
Just as it is important to ask your doctor about anything you don’t understand; it is also important to ask your surgeon anything you don’t understand, such as the total cost of the surgery, side effects of surgery or follow up appointments. You also want a surgeon who is polite and who is skillful. The surgeon’s office should be spotless and the staff friendly.
As might be expected, there are several benefits of plastic surgery such as an improvement in your physical health. Examples of plastic surgery that improves one’s physical health are rhinoplasty, liposuction and breast augmentation.
Plastic surgery also enhances a person’s mental health. One’s self-confidence can be enhanced with this kind of surgery. An enhancement in one’s mental health is something many notice after surgery and that is because this type of surgery makes one feel and look better.
Some also notice less social anxiety after their surgery. This is because of heightened feelings of self-confidence in their new appearance. Feeling happier with life, is another emotion that some notice after surgery. Such positive feelings often make one want to enhance their lives in other ways such as looking for another job or wanting to be more social.
To conclude, cosmetic surgery is a type of medicine that focuses on enhancing a person’s appearance by using surgical and medical techniques. Examples of cosmetic surgery are breast augmentation, dermabrasion, facelift, rhinoplasty and liposuction.
Talk with a plastic surgeon soon and find out if this kind of surgery would work for you. With the many benefits that cosmetic surgery offers, it makes sense to check it out for yourself.