How Do I Know if I’m Doing Plastic Surgery for the Right Reasons?

mommy makeover, Lubbock

Close your eyes and ask yourself two questions. “Why do I want plastic surgery?” and “What am I expecting from it?”

These two factors have just as much to do with how happy you’ll be with the results as your surgeon does. Perhaps even more. It’s important to examine the motivations for plastic surgery to make sure it’s the right choice for you. From larger procedures like a mommy makeover to smaller ones like submental liposuction, all can have profound effects on your life and shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Motivation

First, look at your motivations for getting surgery. Is it something you’ve always wanted for yourself, or is it something someone close to you has been pestering you about, but not something you’re interested in? If it’s the latter, you should think twice before proceeding. Drastic life changes should always be done because it’s something you want for yourself, not something someone else wants for you.

Expectations

At Lubbock-based Rowley Plastic Surgery, we want you to pursue plastic surgery for the right reasons so you’ll be happy and satisfied with your results; but that’s only half of the equation. Having proper expectations is also very important to your final satisfaction. Surgery can’t make you into a different person. If you expect perfection, you will be disappointed–no one is perfect, so welcome to the club! We can all improve. So, focus on progress and improvement, not perfection. The latter doesn’t exist.

These are just a couple reasons why the initial consultation is so important. From ear-pinning to a mommy makeover, each procedure and each patient are different and have different needs to be discussed. At Rowley Plastic Surgery, we offer no-obligation consultations, so we can get a good feel for your needs, motivations, and expectations. We can address any questions you might have about the surgery you’re interested in, and we can talk to you about realistic options. We will help you determine if a certain procedure is a good fit for you and if it isn’t, Dr. Rowley will tell you honestly and help find other solutions. Schedule a consultation today with the most experienced surgeon in Lubbock.

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