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How to Decide if Plastic Surgery is Right For You

Woman looking in mirror wondering if plastic surgery is right for herChoosing to undergo plastic surgery is a very personal, and sometimes very difficult, decision.

While your family, friends, and doctor may have their own opinions on the matter, ultimately it is up to you and you alone to decide whether or not plastic surgery is right for you.  

So how do you decide if plastic surgery is right for you? How can you move forward confidently knowing you made the right decision if you do choose to undergo a cosmetic procedure?

While everyone’s decision process is different, there are a few important things to consider and factors to weigh as you approach the option to undergo plastic surgery for the first time.

Is Plastic Surgery Right For Me? How to Make the Decision

There are a number of important things to do and think about as you make your decision. Here are a few of them:

Leave Myths About Plastic Surgery Behind

There are so many non-truths about plastic surgery floating around out there in society, which can make the decision to undergo a cosmetic procedure that much more difficult. As you approach your decision, be sure to let go of the stigmas and taboo rumors about plastic surgery.

Try to keep an open mind and have a down to earth attitude about plastic surgery and how it could impact you if you choose to move forward with a procedure.

Understand Your Options

Which procedures will help you achieve the look and feel you are going for? Do you have to have plastic surgery to achieve your cosmetic and confidence goals? Are there other, less intensive ways to improve your self confidence and appearance?

It’s important to understand all of your options when it comes to choosing a cosmetic procedure. Knowing which procedures will help you move closer to your goals, and weighing the options related to those procedures is a good way to narrow down the options that might be best for you.

If you’re at all hesitant about plastic surgery, it also might be a good idea to start with a non-surgical cosmetic procedure. For instance, if you’re looking for fat reduction but you’re not sure you’re quite ready for liposuction, you could consider CoolSculpting. This will help you to get your feet wet in the world of plastic surgery, and may help you to feel more comfortable making the decision to undergo a surgical procedure.  

Thoroughly Educate Yourself on the Procedure

If you have a specific procedure in mind, do a lot of research to learn as much as you can about it. Be sure to turn to reliable sources for information, especially if you’re researching online.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to local plastic surgeons for more information about the procedure you’re interested in. You can even set up a consultation to learn more about the surgery and find out if the procedure is right for you.

Determine If You Are a Good Candidate For the Procedure

As you’re working through the decision process, it’s highly recommended that you meet with a Board Certified plastic surgeon for a consultation. This will help you to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure you are interested in.  

If you are a good candidate for the surgery, you can continue working towards deciding whether or not you’d like to move forward with it. If not, the surgeon may be able to suggest some alternative procedures or methods for achieving the look you desire.

If you’re in the Glens Falls NY region, feel free to schedule a consultation at our practice. You can let us know which procedure(s) you’re interested in and schedule your consult here, or give us a call at 518-793-0475 to set up your appointment.

Make Sure the Outcome Aligns with Your Goals

As you’re working towards your decision, keep a finger on the pulse of your personal goals and make sure that any procedures you are considering will help you move towards them. Don’t lose sight of why you wanted to pursue plastic surgery in the first place.

It may also be a good idea to familiarize yourself with some of the key positive outcomes of plastic surgery. Having those on your mind can be very helpful when the task of deciding whether or not to move forward with a procedure seems overwhelming.

Research Local Plastic Surgeons

In addition to researching plastic surgery procedures, do some research on local plastic surgeons. Choosing a surgeon is an important part of making the decision to move forward with a cosmetic procedure. You’ll want to be sure the doctor you trust to perform the surgery is someone you trust who truly has your best interests.

Wondering what to look for in a plastic surgeon? Read these helpful tips for finding the plastic surgeon that’s right for you.

Talk to Those Closest To You

As you move closer to making your decision, turn to those who know you best – if you want others’ thoughts and opinions. Remember – it’s ultimately your decision, but having the input of the people who know you well and care about you the most might help you to make the right choice.

Making the Right Choice About Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is the right choice for some people, but it’s certainly not for everyone. If you’re considering plastic surgery, take your time making your decision. Try not to feel rushed or pressured as you make your choice. You want to make sure that in the end, you’re doing what’s right for you.

Have questions about plastic surgery procedures or need some advice as you work towards your decision? We’re here to help you. Give us a call at 518-793-0475 or schedule a consultation with us and we’d be happy to guide you and help you to be as informed as possible as you decide what’s best for you.

Related Resources:

How to Prepare for Your First Plastic Surgery Experience – Find out how to prepare to make your first experience with plastic surgery go as smoothly as possible.

5 Surprising Ways Plastic Surgery Helps People – Learn more about the benefits of plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures, including some lesser-known yet important ways that it can help people be the best, most confident version of themselves.