Maybe it’s your breasts, or it might be your nose, and when you think about it, your thighs, too. You might have decided that this is the year you’re going to make an appointment with a plastic surgeon and see what can be done to improve a certain feature, area of your body, signs of aging or all three.
It’s true that plastic surgery can change your appearance and change your life, so it’s never a decision that should be made in haste. A good place to start is with a consultation appointment where Dr. Bruck will want discuss your appearance goals and your reasons for wanting to go under the knife. Call today: 212.308.4600 or 516.587.0456.
Here’s an example of some of the critical questions you need to answer:
What are to trying to correct?
You should be specific about what you want plastic surgery to accomplish. You are likely to be happiest if your goal is to fix a specific issue as a way to “normalize” your appearance. For example,
Rhinoplasty can help:
- Balance your facial features
- Improve your breathing
A breast reduction can help:
- Relieve discomfort
- Balance your appearance
Are you making a change that you think will “make you feel better?”
Plastic surgery actually isn’t a cure for low self-esteem or poor body image. The issues and problems you consistently deal with usually can’t be solved with surgery. Plastic surgery can help:
- Enhance your sense of well-being
Plastic surgery can’t:
- Change your life or guarantee to make you happy
Are you having plastic surgery for you or someone else?
The motivation for permanently changing your face or body should never be to:
- Change yourself for a boyfriend/girlfriend or family member
- Fit in better with your social group
- Look like a celebrity or someone else
- Deal with a major life event, such as a divorce or job loss
What are your expectations for the outcome?
It’s important that you seek out plastic surgery with unrealistic expectations, both of the effects it will have on your appearance and on your life.