Cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery are on the rise according to Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr Steve Merten, but are you a good candidate for these types of treatment? Many people want to look and feel better about themselves, and cosmetic plastic surgery can help achieve this in a large number of cases. There are some who may not be a good candidate for cosmetic surgery procedures though, and it is important to determine this before you go under the knife or schedule an appointment at a cosmetic surgery clinic.

The first step should be a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon. This specialist will go over all of the risks and benefits that are possible, and help you determine whether you are a good cosmetic surgery candidate or not. You may be shown plastic surgery before and after photos, and your medical history and current health will be examined closely to determine the actual risks involved.

Why do you want the Cosmetic Surgery Procedures?

One of the most important aspects with any type of plastic surgery or cosmetic procedure is the desired outcome that you want. Cosmetic surgery cannot perform miracles, and if you are hoping to become more attractive to save a marriage or land a specific spouse then you may not get the results you are hoping for.

Whilst a Breast Enlargement, Rhinoplasty and various other plastic surgery procedures can alter your appearance on the outside, they cannot change you on the inside. A qualified cosmetic surgeon should determine your reasons for wanting the plastic surgery or cosmetic procedure before they agree to perform the treatment.

Are your Expectations for Cosmetic Surgery Realistic?

Before you undergo cosmetic surgery it is important that you have realistic expectations about the results. Breast Enlargement may be able to increase the size of your breasts but this step may not make you happy on the inside. In some cases depression may occur because you may not see the desired results immediately, especially if the plastic surgery is extensive and the healing process is lengthy.

In office cosmetic procedures, such as Anti-Wrinkle Injections and dermal fillers, may offer faster results for many individuals, but the changes seen may not be as drastic or as extensive as more invasive plastic surgery techniques. The cosmetic surgeon chosen should discuss all of the expectations that you have and help you determine whether you have realistic goals or not.

Make Sure you Know the Plastic Surgery Risks

The risks involved with the different types of plastic surgery can vary, and these will depend on the individual as well as the plastic surgery procedures that are performed. When you attend the initial consultation the cosmetic surgery specialist or plastic surgeon should go over your health and family medical history very closely. All of the possible risks should be discussed so that you can make an informed decision.

Every cosmetic procedure will have certain risks, and while many patients do not experience these it is possible that you may have complications that can not be foreseen. The plastic surgery risks will depend on the cosmetic surgery procedures being performed as well as the anesthesia types that are used. Serious health problems or certain medical conditions may make you an unsuitable candidate for any type of cosmetic surgery.

Are you Willing to Make the Needed Changes to Get Great Results?

If you want to get the best possible results then you may need to make some changes, both before and after plastic surgery. Smoking affects the way that your body heals, alcohol can cause more severe bruising and bleeding, and proper nutrition is needed for optimal healing and health. If you want to get the best results from any type of plastic surgery or cosmetic procedures then you must be willing to make any recommended changes in order to reach your goals.


If you want to discuss whether you are a good candidate for 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.