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How to Set the Right Goals for Your Plastic Surgery

Posted July 27, 2020 in Body Contouring, Breast Surgery Options, Facial Plastic Surgery, Natural Looking Surgery Results

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Are you looking to cosmetically change or enhance an area on your face or body? Plastic surgery can certainly help you achieve your aesthetic goals; however, it is important to have realistic expectations for the changes you wish to make and be prepared to discuss these with your surgeon thoroughly. Here are a few tips that can help guide you to more realistic expectations about what plastic surgery can do for you.

Side by side image showing the before and after results of a liposuction treatment.

Make Sure Plastic Surgery Is Right For You

Just because a specific procedure worked amazingly for a friend or family member does not mean it will deliver the same results for you. Each patient and cosmetic treatment, whether it is a body contouring, breast enhancement, or facial procedure, should be evaluated individually. That is why it is vital to discuss your concerns and desired outcomes with your surgeon to set realistic expectations for the outcome.

Your surgeon will help you understand what the likely result will be and highlight what is unrealistic or impossible during your consultation. This way, you can decide if it is right for you.

Find Out If You May Need a Combination

In some cases, a combination of plastic surgery procedures may be a better option for you. For example, a breast augmentation and breast lift combination would be best for someone who wants to add volume and correct sagging breasts. Having a breast lift procedure alone will correct your sagging breasts but will not add fullness to the breasts.

The most significant thing here is letting your surgeon know what overall change you are looking for, and then you can start to formulate a treatment plan that will help you get the results you want. Just make sure you are completely open and honest with your surgeon during your initial consultation and explain what you hope to achieve through plastic surgery.

Do Your Part

It is best to have plastic surgery once you are at or very close to your ideal weight, especially for body contouring procedures. This allows your surgeon to optimize your treatment to offer the best possible results. For instance, if you are considering a tummy tuck and have a good bit of excess weight, your surgeon may be unable to remove as much excess skin as would otherwise be possible if you were at your ideal weight.

Ultimately, being healthy before surgery also contributes to your overall well-being and ability to heal after surgery. You must practice healthy habits and maintain a relatively stable weight even after cosmetic surgery for long-lasting results.

Interested in Learning More?

Undergoing plastic surgery is a major decision that requires adequate preparation. Contact Dr. Tim Alexander by calling (954) 589-0722 or (305) 756-8743 or by filling out our online contact form to learn more about how plastic surgery may be right to help you meet your aesthetic goals.