Deciding Your Ideal Self Before Plastic Surgery

Virtually everyone has a certain part of their body that they are insecure about. It could be a congenital defect, a blemish caused by a severe injury, or some inevitable changes caused by aging. Unfortunately, some of these blemishes can lower your self-esteem and make you feel less of a human.

But the good news is that you can correct these defects and enhance your physical appearance through plastic surgery. However, before you go under the knife, you have to decide your ideal self. This article tells you what you need to ask yourself before you go for plastic surgery.

What Do You Hope to Gain from Your Plastic Surgery?

Clearly, an enhancement in the contour of a specific body part that you are insecure about is a good thing. In fact, it may help to boost your self-esteem. But if you are expecting something more than that, you should understand the limitations of the procedure. It is also important to understand that your plastic surgeon can only control what happens inside the operating room.

Therefore, no matter how wonderful the results of your procedure are, they won’t guarantee you a job promotion, a better relationship, or an improved social life or status. Additionally, you need to keep in mind that while cosmetic surgery will improve your physical appearance and restore your self-esteem, it will not cure depression or eating disorders.

Similarly, if you do not like the cosmetic procedure your doctor recommends for the best results, be ready to accept less impressive results. Since your plastic surgeon has been in this field for a long time, dealing with all kinds of requests and offering various procedures, they can quickly tell you what kind of results you want. So, it’s good to listen to their advice even if you disagree with them.

You also have to follow your doctor’s post-surgery guidelines. Failure to do can cause bad results, and in some cases can worsen a complication. Finally, don’t go for perfection because you might end up getting disappointed. For example, if you expect to look like the image of your favorite celebrity in a magazine, the chances are that you will be disappointed. You will either end up looking too “plastic” or feeling like you don’t look “good enough.” Therefore, your main goal when deciding on your ideal body before surgery should be an enhancement, not perfection.

For more information on plastic surgery, contact Dr. Alspaugh today.