Are you a good candidate for plastic surgery?
- Posted on: Jan 15 2022
Cosmetic surgery can shave years off your appearance or improve your contours, but it’s important to make sure you are an ideal candidate for going under the knife. Here are seven things to know about plastic surgery and what would or wouldn’t make you a good candidate.
- During your consultation, your plastic surgeon will ask you questions about your health history, lifestyle and any medical conditions you may have. You will want to be in good general health. If you have any serious health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes, you may not be a good candidate for surgery.
- If you smoke or drink too much alcohol, you may not be a good candidate for surgery. If you do smoke, your plastic surgeon may ask you to quit smoking for several weeks before and after surgery to minimize the risk of complications and help you heal properly from surgery.
- You will want to make sure you share a complete list of medications and supplements you take, because it will help determine whether you are a good candidate for surgery. Some medications may put you at risk for bleeding or interfere with other medications used during surgery.
- It’s important to have a healthy frame of mind and realistic expectations for surgery. The best procedures enhance your appearance, not completely alter your appearance.
- You should be open to exploring other procedures or non-surgical treatments if your plastic surgeon doesn’t think you’re a candidate for the surgery you desire.
- Plastic surgery is usually out-of-pocket and not covered by insurance plans. You’ll want to make sure you save up or explore financing for your procedure.
- Depending on the extent of your surgery, you may need help at home for the first few weeks. It’s important to have help lined up for cooking, cleaning, shopping and helping you get around.
If you are interested in a consultation for plastic surgery, please call 425-455-2131 today.