Plastic surgery is one of those topics that people either cringe when they hear it or they have positive thoughts about it.
I, myself, have often thought about having a few nips and tucks done.
I realize that we are supposed to love our bodies and embrace what we are given. But, sometimes, due to accidents or other traumas we may endure, sometimes living with something isn’t always an easy decision.
Within the next year, I will be 50 years old. There are a couple of things on my body I would absolutely love to change. I think a few minor procedures would be a great way to celebrate that wonderful life milestone.
As with any elective procedure I’ve had done, I do a lot of research. I write down a lot of questions and then try to compile the pros/cons and of course, what the cost will be.
I thought I would share with you some of the interesting facts that I have found about plastic surgery.
WHAT QUESTIONS SHOULD YOU ASK THE PLASTIC SURGEON AT YOUR APPOINTMENT?
1. What type of experience do you have?
2. Have you ever had your license suspended?
3. What type of facility will the procedure be in?
4. What are the risks and complications with the procedure/procedures you are having done?
5. Will there a long recovery?
6. What happens after your procedure? Do they have a place for you to stay? Do you go straight home?
7. Is the doctor board-certified?
8. Can you see before and after photos?
9. Will there be scars?
10. Will I receive anesthesia? If so, who will be administering that?
WHAT IS CONSIDERED PLASTIC SURGERY?
According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, it is a surgical specialty that is totally focused on the reconstruction of the body and facial defects. These defects can be caused by disease, trauma, burns, or birth disorders.
WHAT ARE THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF PLASTIC SURGERY?
As with all procedures, there will be discomfort, possible risks, and complications. That is why it is crucial that when you make the decision to have any plastic surgery procedures done, consult an experienced facility.
Also, just because one facility is cheaper than another, do your due diligence and research the staff and the facility. As within all things in life, just because it’s cheaper, doesn’t mean it’s better.
WHAT ARE THE VARIOUS TYPES OF PLASTIC SURGERY PROCEDURES THAT I CAN HAVE DONE?
2. Fat Transfer
3. Lip Augmentation
4. Fractional CO2 Laser
5. Chin Implant
6. Buccal Fat Removal
8. Chin Implant
9. Eye Rejuvenation
10. Otoplasty/Ear Surgery
11. Breast Reduction
12. Breast Implants
IS PLASTIC SURGERY COVERED UNDER INSURANCE?
In some cases, like with our insurance, they will cover certain things if they were caused by birth defect, accident, etc. HOWEVER, it’s always best to research what your plan covers thoroughly.
SHOULD I GET A SECOND OPINION BEFORE HAVING THE PROCEDURES DONE?
Absolutely! Visit different doctors, such as, plastic surgeon Dr. Edward Farrior, who is a board-certified physician.
DO ONLY WOMEN GET COSMETIC SURGERY DONE?
During my research, I’ve actually been surprised at the number of men who have decided to have plastic surgery done.
Two important key things to remember are:
Do your research
**This is not medical advice. I am merely discussing the pros and cons of having these procedures done. If you are thinking about plastic surgery, please consult a licensed provider before having any procedures done.