The decision to permanently change your appearance is a very personal one. Everyone has different reasons for wanting cosmetic surgery, unique problem areas they want to be fixed, and varying expectations for results.
Think it Through
Eileen Bradbury is a consultant psychologist who has been working with plastic surgery candidates for two decades. She advises taking the decision very seriously. “You’re the one who has to live with the outcome,” she says. “If you rush into the surgery without properly thinking about it, it might be the wrong result, even if the surgery goes well.”
Ask the Hard Questions
When thinking about having plastic surgery, Lubbock candidates would benefit by asking themselves these questions first:
- Why do I want cosmetic surgery?
- What do I want to change about my appearance?
- Is this something I really want or is it for someone else?
- Am I in good health, generally speaking?
- What are my goals for the outcome of the surgery?
These questions will only help if you are honest with yourself about the answers. Explore your true motives for wanting the procedure to see if it is really something you will be happy with long-term. Keeping realistic expectations is also key because it helps to understand that plastic surgery will not magically give you a perfect body.
Do Your Part
Bradbury says, “It’s like having a personal trainer. You have to do most of the work yourself. Your well-being includes your lifestyle, nutrition, work and social life.” For the benefits of cosmetic surgery to last, it is important to take care of yourself. Maintaining a healthy weight, eating right, and keeping a positive mental outlook will help make the most of your surgery results.
If you feel that you are ready for plastic surgery, Lubbock surgeon Dr. Jane Rowley can work with you to help you understand your options. Call today for an obligation-free consultation to see how you can gain the confidence that comes with loving how you look.