Having realistic expectations about plastic surgery is very important, and this is true no matter what cosmetic procedures or plastic surgery methods you are having done, from anti-wrinkle injections to a Tummy Tuck. A cosmetic plastic surgeon cannot make your marriage good again, prevent divorce, or make you look like a top model when you are in your 70s. Sydney plastic surgeon Dr Steve Merten counsels his patients on what they should realistically expect after any plastic surgery or cosmetic procedures.
Plastic surgery before and after photos can help you determine whether it is possible to get the changes that you desire. When a patient and their plastic surgeon have realistic expectations the patient is far more likely to be satisfied with the results of their plastic surgery or cosmetic procedures. Many people undergo plastic surgery hoping to see a miracle but the truth is that cosmetic surgery does have limitations.
Cosmetic Surgery Is On The Rise!
The dramatic rise in plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery, both in Australia and around the world, is being fueled by many factors. Today there is an obsession with being young and attractive, and a cosmetic surgeon can help many people achieve this goal. The best plastic surgeons can help make you look more youthful, correct cosmetic flaws, and help patients who need reconstructive surgery due to an accident, injury, or congenital deformity.
Physical improvements are possible with the right choice of cosmetic and/or plastic surgery procedures, but these specialists cannot guarantee you the perfect results that you may be looking for. The first step is a consultation with the plastic surgeon that you are considering. The cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon will go over the desired results that you are looking for, and then help you determine whether these goals are realistic or if you are setting yourself up for emotional distress even if the cosmetic surgery goes as planned.
Good And Bad Reasons For Having Plastic Surgery!
There are some excellent reasons to consider plastic surgery or cosmetic procedures, and some very bad ones as well. If you no longer recognise yourself in the mirror because of aging or other causes then cosmetic surgery may be a good choice. If the goal is to look and feel better about yourself, due to breast asymmetry, for example, then this is another excellent reason to consult with a plastic surgeon. If you notice that you feel much younger than you look and you want to change this then the best cosmetic and plastic surgeons may be able to help you reach this goal.
If your marriage is deteriorating then a cosmetic surgeon will not be able to help you save the relationship. If you suffer from certain conditions including body dysmorphic disorder then you may not be happy with the results no matter what the outcome is. These procedures will not give you perfect beauty or magically make you happier. Before you decide to undergo plastic surgery make sure that your reasons for taking this step are the right ones.
Honesty With Yourself And Your Plastic Surgeon Is Critical!
It is critical that you are honest with the plastic surgeon that you have chosen, and honest with yourself about why you are considering cosmetic surgery and what you expect from this step. This will ensure that you get the best possible outcome from this decision.
If you want to discuss any cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures please call us at Pure Aesthetics on 9252 9262, or contact us for an appointment to see our Sydney Plastic Surgeon, Dr Steve Merten.