If you’re looking into a few different clinics when shopping around for cosmetic surgery, chances are you’ll meet up with a few surgeons and consultants along the way. Hopefully, you’ll also be asking them about what you can realistically expect to get out of the surgery – but what the surgeon responds to this is very important.
Surgeons who promise you everything – perfect results, straight away, every time – are setting you up for disappointment. One of the most important things in the cosmetic surgery industry is making sure you keep your patients’ expectations in check, and surgeons who say these kinds of things are not doing that.
Cosmetic surgery is still just that – surgery. It’s not easy, and it’s definitely not an easy option to the perfect figure. Surgery can make a big impact on your confidence and outlook, provided you and your surgeon share a mutual understanding of what we mean by ‘big’; it will also be tough, and often require a good length of time spent resting up and recovering!
Of course, you might just walk into a clinic with the right expectations, in which case your surgeon will tell you that your surgery will probably give you everything you want. But, in general, you should be aware that surgeons who don’t mention the risks and recovery time required by serious procedures are trying to sugar-coat cosmetic surgery for you, and I wouldn’t go near surgeons like that with a barge-pole.