So something about your body has been bothering you for years. You are now on the fence as to whether, or not you want to do something about it. Take the time to read the following article to get some ideas about the do’s, and don’ts about cosmetic surgery.
If you have already decided on one surgery or another, and it is coming soon, there is some preparing you need to do. One of the most important things to consider is your pre-op diet. You want to avoid gaining or losing too much weight in this period as it can change things for your doctor.
One of the best ways to ensure that you end up satisfied with your surgeon, and your cosmetic procedure is to do your research prior to even contacting the surgeon. This is one instance where it is especially important to know what you are getting into prior to taking the plunge.
Remember, you will be paying quite a bit for the surgery and you may miss some work as well. Make sure that you have savings on the side to compensate for lost time at work and any additional post-op expenses. This helps to alleviate any worry about the financial implications of surgery.
Prior to undergoing cosmetic surgery, make sure your surgeon is actually a surgeon. You want a board-certified surgeon working on you, not a clinical practitioner. Find out if the surgeon has board certifications. Check with the licensing body, to make sure the surgeon is licensed. Better to be safe than sorry!
Select a surgeon in your local area. In case of complications, you can easily return to the same doctor for help if they are located close to where you live.
Be sure to ask about consultation fees before you go in for your first appointment. Some surgeons charge for the office visit, but then this cost is deducted from the final price of the surgery if you choose that surgeon. Others will charge you for the visit regardless of your final choice, and some offer free consults.
You should go to a different cosmetic surgeon to compare different prices and solutions. Do some research to make sure all the surgeons you go to are trustworthy. Comparing different surgeons is the best way to find the best prices and get a better idea of who is honest with you.
Find out from your doctor, who will be administering the anesthesia. It will either come from the surgeon, a specially-trained nurse depending on the complexity of the procedure, or an anesthesiologist. You have the right to insist that a second person administer the anesthesia as a precaution, but it will most likely cost you more.
Hopefully, the article has shed some light as far as cosmetic surgery is involved. Be sure to keep this information in mind when trying to decide if cosmetic surgery is right for you. The more you know about the process, the more confident you will feel about the decision you will make.