3 Things Plastic Surgery Candidates Need To Do!

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Posted August 06, 2019 in General Plastic Surgery, by Dr. Fiorillo

Exploring plastic surgery can be one of the most exciting times in a person’s life. It can also be one of the most overwhelming. While your decision will ultimately be a personal one, there are certain steps you can take to have your questions answered and put your mind at ease. In the end, it’s all about becoming a more aware, informed patient.

Considering plastic surgery? Here are 3 things you need to be doing:

  1. Do your research. An informed plastic surgery patient is a better plastic surgery patient. Read up on the procedure you’re interested in – the risks, the benefits and what you can realistically expect in terms of results. For instance, if you’re interested in Tummy Tuck Surgery, take a look at Tummy Tuck Before and After Photos. While they won’t be a guarantee of your results, it can give you a baseline of what to expect.
  2. Examine your motives. Make sure you’re choosing plastic surgery for the right reasons. Make sure you’re choosing plastic surgery for you. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, surgical candidates should have, “A good self-image, but a concern about a bothersome feature or a moderately diminished self-image due to the cosmetic defect.” Moreover, the patient should have, “Realistic expectations of the effect surgery will have on quality of life/lifestyle/relationships.” Plastic surgery will not fix every problem in your life. It can, however, deeply change the way you feel about yourself.
  3. Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon. When you are ready to speak with a doctor, make sure you’re consulting with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. What does board certified mean? It means that the doctor you’re dealing with has been officially recognized by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He or she has demonstrated experience and knowledge above and beyond regular medical training. (See our post on “White Coat Deception.”)

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Want to learn more about procedures like breast augmentation, liposuction and BOTOX®? Take a look around our website: Plastic Surgery NY. If you’re ready to take the next step, contact us today and schedule a consultation. We have offices in Montvale, NJ, Pearl River, NY and SOHO, NYC. Call us directly at (845) 842-1258. We look forward to hearing from you.

Stock images of models are used throughout this website and should not be interpreted as actual patients of our practice. Individual results may vary.