A few weeks ago, we posted a blog which stated that you should always make sure you’re choosing cosmetic surgery for the right reasons; while we didn’t have time there to elucidate exactly what those reasons are – we do here!
Cosmetic surgery, like any other kind of surgery, is… well, kind of a big thing. You don’t just impulse buy a cosmetic surgery operation along with your copy of OK! Magazine and a bar of Cadbury Bubbles. You’ve got to make sure it’s the right decision for you, and one of the best ways to do that is to think about why you want it.
1. I want to feel more confident about myself.
Hardly a rarity, wanting to improve self esteem and confidence is one of the biggest reasons why anyone considers plastic surgery – and it’s not a bad one. As long as you’re doing it for you – for your own self confidence – and not for someone else, there’s no better reason to take the plunge.
2. I’ve been thinking about this for years.
We often see patients who have been wanting cosmetic surgery for years and years, but for whatever reason have only just been able to actually take action in getting it. If it’s been on your mind for a while, it means you’re not simply acting on impulse – another very good sign.
3. I need this for my health.
Some cosmetic surgeries – like weight loss surgery, in particular – can also have very good impacts on your health, too. If one of the primary reasons you’re considering surgery is to keep your health in good check, then you’ve got your priorities in the right place.
4. I’ve never felt more ready.
Even when you’re choosing surgery for the right reasons, there are a couple of other things you need to make sure you’ve got covered, too. One of these is feeling ‘ready’; surgery can be an overwhelming and intimidating experience, and you need to be sure that you’re completely up for it before you go under the knife.
5. I trust my doctor completely.
Once you know you want surgery, it’s important to find a clinic – with a doctor and surgeon – that you trust. Shop around, talk to different people, do your research – and hopefully, you’ll find someone that you feel you can trust your life with.