Proceed with caution when contemplating plastic surgery
Have you been considering plastic surgery as something you want to do for your body? Maybe you’re finally at the point financially, physically and work-wise, that you’re ready and able to commit to the surgical procedure and the recovery to get that breast augmentation you’ve been wanting for so long. If this is you, have you started researching the industry, and finding out more about the kinds of doctors, surgeons and procedures available to you?
After all, if you’re really serious about getting surgery, you really need to know about the plastic surgery industry as a whole and to know more about the complications and issues that aren’t publicised very often. This is because while the industry as a whole is largely scrupulous, there are some companies who are providing sub-par training to their doctors and providing fake reviews in an attempt to get more people through their doors for more money. While my experience with surgery has been nothing but positive, I have sadly had to watch a friend of mine suffer who got surgery (through a company that I will happily name and shame later) and went through a number of complications due to shoddy training and after care.
Let’s take a look together at some of the most important things that you need to consider before choosing to undergo any surgical procedure.
Before you pick any kind of surgical procedure, you need to know all about your doctor and what kind of training they have. Educate yourself about your doctor and find out all sorts of things about them. Whether or not they have board certification is a huge consideration for a surgeon and something that you need to know. Ask to view pictures of before and afters of previous surgery that they have performed. Make sure you’re asking questions about the operation, the medication that you’re going to need to take, and also to ask about the recovery time for the surgery. If you have a good doctor on your hands, they will be able to answer any and all of the questions that you may have about the surgical procedure. I know that when my friend went through her breast augmentation, she struggled with the recovery because her doctor from The Cosmetic Institute had only had two weeks (two weeks!!) of pre-training, and as such, wasn’t geared to answer her questions. As a result, her surgery was highly traumatic and thankfully she was able to see another surgeon who helped her, but it was still a very difficult process. I urge anyone who is considering surgery not to go with a company like The Cosmetics Institute as they are a difficult company to get good answers from.
Check with your doctor and find out from them if there are any things that you are going to need to do or change prior to going to do the procedure. Check if you’re going to have to cut hair off your head or body, or if you’ll need to remove hair from your face. While it’s great to save money in some situations, plastic surgery is really not one of those times when you should be skimping… You don’t need some hugely expensive surgeon, but you also shouldn’t be going for the bargain basement deal here either. You also shouldn’t go for the first surgeon that you speak with – unless you do your research and find that they’re the best possible one for you in the end.
Ultimately, you need to be very cautious when you’re choosing your surgeon and to ensure that you’re talking to friends, family, and to other patients if possible – and if not, reading reviews about the doctor or surgeon that you’re going with. When considering surgery as well, if your chosen surgeon is advising against certain procedures, it’s best to listen to them and not to find someone who will do your surgery for you regardless. It’s often going to end badly otherwise.
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