Many people believe that plastic surgery is solely about appearances. In some cases, that is true, but cosmetic surgery recipients and the doctors that practice perform their procedures, know that the decision to have surgery is about more than just beauty. At Pinsky Plastic Surgery, our main focus is our patient’s happiness, satisfaction, and over-all well being; plastic surgery is a tool to assist our patients in achieving that goal.
With mainstream acceptance at an all-time high, plastic surgery is an option, for men and women alike, to correct the issues that are preventing them from having the confidence they need in their daily life. This can make a person shy and/or lacking social aspects of their life, both personally and in their chosen career path. Taking the first steps toward making that change can be just as challenging as living with a part of you that you don’t like.
There are several issues to consider before deciding on a life changing procedure. Cosmetic surgery may be elective, but it is still surgery and should be considered with care. Making those decisions alone can put a lot of pressure on an individual. If you are considering a cosmetic procedure, here are some ways to help with the thought process:
- TALK TO YOUR FRIENDS/FAMILY: These are the people that are closest to you, as such they love and care for you. Explain your situation and how you feel about it. Tell them about your thoughts regarding plastic surgery and allow their feedback to enter into a dialogue. You may get many different opinions, but hearing them often opens the mind to new concepts or sides of the issue. The important thing to remember is that this is your decision in the long run, not someone else’s.
- CHECK THE RESULTS: The internet is populated with information about qualified professionals as well as before and after photo galleries from different plastic surgeons. Look at the results of people who have had similar procedures to the ones you are considering. This will help you better understand the potential results of the particular procedure, as well as what you may look like if you decide to move ahead. Seeing pictures for yourself can help make things a little more real.
- SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION: A consultation is not a commitment. During your consultation you have an opportunity to ask questions, be examined by a board certified surgeon, and hear what procedures or techniques might be best to help you achieve your goals. If you are still hesitant, take more time for yourself to fully understand your options. A consultation should be a no-pressure process, meant to inform you to make the best decision for you.
Understanding the procedure you are considering and meeting with a doctor, like Dr. Pinsky, can take some of the anxiety out of making such a large decision. Whatever you choose will be the right decision for you, but it should be a stress free one, with the tips provided by Pinsky Plastic Surgery, hopefully we have helped.