Rhinoplasty, Facelift, Eyelid Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
The Seattle Facial Plastic Surgery Center
1101 Madison Street, #1280
Seattle, Wa. 98104
You may be thrilled about the chance to change something through cosmetic surgery. That is great, but you must make sure that you are fully informed of everything that is going to take place. Here are some cosmetic surgery tips to make sure you are well aware of the process.
Always do a lot of research about the cosmetic surgery clinics you are interested in. Make sure there have been no complaints against any of the surgeons who work there. If you find any complaints, you should find out exactly what happened and what the clinic did to make sure this wouldn't happen again.
You will probably have to remove hairs before the operation; ask your surgeon what method is best. Usually, waxing is the best solution, but you might be able to shave if you do not have a lot of hairs. Your facial plastic surgeon should be able to recommend the better method and the best products.
If you think, the cost of cosmetic surgery is too high in the United States, consider having the surgery done in India or Mexico. Costs are often drastically lower. You can interview doctors the same way that you would usually do, so you can expect the same level of quality work in those locations as well.
Before you got your surgery, you almost certainly looked at a before, and after book to make an informed decision. Be sure to pass this favor on. Even if you feel uncomfortable about showing your body. This will help other people to make an informed decision about their own surgery.
Educate yourself about the cosmetic procedure you want to get. When you walk in to meet with the surgeon, you should already be well-educated on the topic. Then, you can ask the important questions and see if your surgeon is being consistent and honest in his answers.
Be sure to ask about consultation fees before you go in for your first appointment. Some surgeons charge for the office visit, but then this cost is deducted from the final price of the surgery if you choose that surgeon. Others will charge you for the visit regardless of your final choice, and some offer free consults.
Investigate your cosmetic surgeon's case load before scheduling procedures with him. Although the most expert surgeons keep their schedules very busy, you want to watch out for the signs of overwork. You deserve personalized attention. Make sure that the doctor you pick out has the time to give it to you.
Make sure you are properly prepared for eating after your cosmetic procedure. First of all, you are not going to want to eat anything too heavy, so buy light foods like soups, applesauce and Jello. Second, you probably will not have the energy to cook anything. Therefore, buy foods that can be easily made in the microwave or toaster oven.
If you are planning your surgery for the long-term, then you should fix your diet immediately. If you already have a reasonable diet, you can fine tune it. The important point is to have a healthy lifestyle before, changing your body through surgery. This will allow the procedure to have the best impact possible.
Make sure your surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Any doctor who has received their M.D. can legally perform cosmetic surgery. Unfortunately, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery is a very small portion of a general medicine degree. Board certified surgeons are doctors who have completed a residency in plastic surgery. They have passed several examinations to prove proficiency.
Cosmetic surgery is something that isn't to be rushed into. You can be happy about finally getting to change something about yourself that you do not like, but remember it is surgery. Be prepared and informed about the entire process, so that it can go well. Use the tips laid out here, and you can be confident you are both prepared and informed.