The question “How do I prepare for cosmetic surgery?” was asked on the internet. Although an extensive treatise could be written I would like to offer the following suggestions:
You should be the person to determine when cosmetic surgery is appropriate. Usually, a patient will know when looking in the mirror when it is time to consider surgical options. This decision is quite personal and dependent on a variety of factors. Importantly, you should not do it because of the opinion of someone else.
You should choose a plastic surgeon in whom you have confidence who would offer you the best consultation and advice, as well as perform the surgery or treatment. Referral by a personal friend is usually the best referral source. Do not be misled by flashy marketing, internet ads, or even before and after pictures. It is is usually best to choose a cosmetic surgeon who has a variety of options to offer you and will spend some time in consultation describing the alternatives before YOU make the decision.
Get a second opinion if there is any question in your mind.
Have yourself in the best physical condition before the consultation. Stop smoking. Diet and exercise are important. Get clearance from your personal physician, as well as perhaps asking for a referral. Good skin care is imperative in preparing for facial rejuvenation of any kind.
Finally, as I am a strong advocate of the mind, body, spirit approach to life, I would strongly suggest that you do your treatment when there is not turmoil in your life. On the other hand. I have seen remarkable improvement in persons who had perhaps lost a loved one or had a job interruption or for other reasons.
If you have any questions about cosmetic surgery or what options might be right for you, our team at Institute of Aesthetic Surgery can help. We will work with you to determine the safest and most effective treatment options for your needs. Contact Institute of Aesthetic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.