The cosmetic surgery industry is booming, with new innovations that lead to safer procedures and faster recovery times. People in the United States spend billions of dollars a year on cosmetic procedures, from breast augmentation, face lifts and liposuction to butt implants, Botox injections and more. Getting plastic surgery can be amazing and life-changing, but only if you do it in the right way. Here is a guide of things your plastic surgeon would like their patients to know.
1. A plastic surgeon is not a superhero: Have realistic expectations, both for what your body can accept and of what your surgeon is capable of doing. Your surgeon is there to make you the best version of yourself, not like anyone else.
2. Get surgery for yourself, not because someone wants you to: Pressure to get plastic surgery is not a reason to go under the knife. Do it for reasons that benefit you, your happiness and your health.
3. Plastic Surgery can be a vicious cycle: Plastic surgery can be addicting if you are not careful. Sometimes you see people who get surgery, hate the results, and then get more surgery to fix it. Or sometimes they love the results, but get caught in this cycle of always trying to do one more thing, to try to look perfect. Do your research, and take your time in making a decision.
4. Don’t just get surgery to fix you or something in your life: Try not to think that having surgery will make you suddenly love yourself, or fix something in your life. If someone were to get surgery that will fix scars, big breasts, or a hooked nose, then those are reasons to go under the knife.
The importance of finding a qualified professional for your plastic surgery needs is crucial. The trust between you and your plastic surgeon is vital. Ask about your doctor’s experience, especially with the procedure you are considering. Ask about your doctor’s certifications. It is absolutely vital that your plastic surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and can speak to his or her training.
If you’re interested in talking with a board certified plastic surgeon, you should request a consultation with Dr. Stelnicki at Atlantic Center Surgery by calling (954) 983-1899 to request an appointment.