5 Things to Ask Yourself If You’re Ready for Plastic Surgery

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Plastic surgery can be life-changing, but it’s a big decision. You have many things to consider before going through plastic surgery. 

Here are some questions to ask yourself to see if you’re ready for one.

Question #1: Do you have realistic expectations?

Many people go for consultations wanting to look like a completely different person. But that’s not realistic.

Dr. Nidal Masri always asks his patients what their goals are for their surgery. Not only does he assure them that they’re going to look their best – but he also does so while still making them look like themselves, only better.

Remember, plastic surgery can do wonders, but it has limitations. Think twice before going under the knife. Ask your surgeon if your expectations are realistic, and be honest about what you hope to achieve.

That way, you can make sure you’ll be happy with the outcome of your surgery.

Question #2: Are you in good physical and mental health?

Any time you wish to have surgery, Dr. Nick Masri will ask and conduct tests on your physical and mental health. He must know if you’re physically healthy enough to withstand the surgery or have any underlying conditions that might complicate matters.

For example, you need special care during surgery if you have a heart condition. And as for your mental health, that’s just as important as your physical health.

Surgery can be a very stressful experience, even if it’s something as “simple” as a nose job. If you’re not in a good place mentally, it will cause you stress, leading to serious complications.

Question #3: Do you have a stable weight?

When you go in for plastic surgery, one of the first questions your doctor will ask you is your weight. And it’s not just a trivial question— your weight can affect your results.

Here’s why your weight should be stable before undergoing surgery:

  • Your current body proportions can affect your outcome.
  • If you lose or gain weight after the surgery, it can alter the results.
  • Having a stable weight minimizes the risk of complications from the surgery itself.

So, if your weight is fluctuating, it’s best to wait until it’s stable before having any work done. That way, you can be sure that your results will last.

Question #4: Are you done with pregnancy and childbirth?

There are a few reasons why you might want to consider pregnancy and childbirth, such as:

  • Pregnancy can change your body in unpredictable ways. Your skin stretches, your weight fluctuates, and your hormones go haywire. And all these impact the results of your surgery.
  • Childbirth causes changes to your body that may affect your surgery results. For instance, if you have a baby vaginally, that can weaken the muscles in your pelvic floor. That could lead to a problem with incontinence later on.
  • If you’re breastfeeding, that can impact the results of your surgery. Breastfeeding can cause the breasts to sag.
  • Plastic surgery generally isn’t recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Anesthesia and other medications used during surgery can put both mother and child at risk.

Question #5: Have you done your research?

Dr. Nick Masri advises learning as much as possible about the surgery you’re considering.

You should know everything there is to know about the procedure, from the risks to the aftercare. Don’t rely on hearsay— get your information from reliable sources. Ask questions from your doctor as well.

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