I know what I want
Whether you’re having a facelift, liposuction or just a spot of Botox, being focused and definite about what you want is key.
I’ve done all my homework
You know what to expect before, during and after your procedure – nothing should surprise you.
I know I’ve got to keep it real
If you’re approaching 70, don’t expect a facelift will turn you into a fresh-faced teenager again. Believe it or not, even cosmetic surgery is about making the most of what you have, and keeping it real.
I’m doing it all for myself
Bigger breasts won’t make your husband love you more. A slimmer tummy won’t raise your popularity statistics at the gym. It’s important to do it for you.
I’ve sorted out all the financial implications
If having a breast implant means selling your house and living in a tent, maybe the time is not right yet.
I have a good network of support
It’s important to have friends, family members and colleagues who are supportive of your choices and will be there when you need them. Don’t underestimate the importance of a good support network. If you’re having surgery away from home, ground support staff is as important espescially if you’re not traveling with a support person.
I’m prepared to handle risks
For any procedure, anywhere in the world, there are risks. Risks are normally part of the surgery expectations anywhere in the world, with any other surgeon. These are real and still exist.
I’m physically prepared
Surgery can take its toll on you physically and mentally, so it’s imperative that while preparing your mind, to also prepare your body with a fitness program that will smoothen your recovery in every way.
Cosmetic surgery has been known to be life changing, and people with the best results are those who do their research, find the right surgeon and have realistic expectations. This decision should enhance your life, not radically change it.
In the search for happiness, cosmetic surgery is not the answer. Cosmetic surgery can change what you look like on the outside, but it does not change who you are on the inside. What it can do is simply match the inside to the outside. For example, a client exercises often, but their body shape does not reflect this level of effort. Liposuction can assist to change a body shape so that the new shape can be maintained with the current level of exercise.
Do not subcumb to addiction. Plastic surgery ‘addicts’ constantly see that their body is full of defects that need correcting and will pursue this goal, sometimes to the detriment of their looks and health. Body Dysmorphic Disorder is a real disease and sufferers need professional assistance to address it.
It’s important to remember not to expect to come out looking better immediately after surgery – final results are usually revealed in months, not minutes. Sometimes, people experience post-operative depression and there are several common contributors for this: