How to Prepare for Plastic Surgery: 7 Tips for First-Timers

When the summer arrives, you’re in a better mood. When you’re in a better mood, you want to show off your body. When you want to show off your body, you start to become concerned that you don’t look as good as you want to. Therefore, plastic surgery starts to rummage through your mind, but before you dive deep into the world of rhinoplasty and tummy tucks, you need to be aware of a few things first. Remember, you don’t want to appear on “Botched.”

Here are seven things you need to know before plastic surgery:

1. Choose the Right Plastic Surgeon

Once you have started thinking about plastic surgery, you need to locate the right practitioner. He must have extensive education, a list of qualifications and an abundance of positive reviews.

2. Ask Plenty of Questions

As you sit down with the plastic surgeon and he explains to you what will be done, how much it will cost (see below) and what you can expect, you should proceed with as many questions as you want answered. Whatever concerns or questions you have, it’s best to air them out now.

3. Price is Not the No. 1 Consideration

Although we tend to think with our wallets instead of our brains, price should not be the No. 1 consideration to take into account when deciding to go through with plastic surgery. Other things come way ahead of the money factor: their reputation, the procedure, the risks (see below) and the like.

4. Be Aware of the Risks Involved

Some procedures have multiple risks. Some procedures have no risks at all. That said, the practitioner will reveal the types of risks and dangers involved of a certain type of plastic surgery. It is then up to you to decide if you want to go through with it or not.

5. There Will be an Extended Recovery Time

Whether it is your chin or your breasts, you need to realize that there will be an extended recovery time. This means that you may be out of commission for a week or a month.

6. Don’t Have Exaggerated Desires

A common mistake that patients make is that they strive to look like celebrities. It’s not going to happen. You’re not going to look like Dwayne Johnson’s doppelganger or Kate Winslet’s twin.

7. Use a Cooling Off Period

Finally, after your initial appointment with the practitioner, you should take a cooling off period. Akin to other major purchase decisions, you will want at least 48 hours to conclude if you really want to go through with this procedure or continue looking the way you do.