How to tell if you are ready for Plastic Surgery

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Whilst plastic surgery has helped people tremendously in the pursuit of self-love, your happiness must come naturally from within before you decide to take this big step in embarking on your cosmetic enhancement surgery.

The pursuit of Happiness through Plastic Surgery

Women are always seeking to improve themselves aesthetically as a form of self-love, men alike, are also in the pursuit of a better appearance to enhance their happiness. Whilst plastic surgery has helped tremendously in the pursuit of self-love, your happiness has to come from naturally from within before you decide to take this big step in embarking on your cosmetic enhancement surgery.

Many people do not know exactly how to go about embarking on their cosmetic enhancement journey, but here are a few steps to help you in your journey to achieve your desired beauty. Here are 7 things you should take note of when embarking on the journey to improve yourself:

1. When was your last growth spurt?

If your body or facial features have changed in the past year, chances are that you are still experiencing growth spurts. If you are still going through changes, then you may not be ready for plastic surgery and surgical outcomes may vary from your desired look. For example, liposuction is recommended only for patients whose body shapes are relatively stable and not in a constant state of flux. Similarly, it is preferably to get a mini tummy tuck only after you have completed your family. This is also why parental consent is needed for patients under the age of 18years and seeking plastic surgery.

2. What exactly do you want to change?

Do not go for a surgery solely in hopes of achieving a sense of new-found confidence once the surgery is done. Self-assurance should be something you already possess before deciding to undergo any cosmetic procedures, whilst the cosmetic procedures only serve to further boost your confidence on top of the confidence you already have.

Plastic surgeons are trained to watch out for signs of depression or those who have underlying emotional /relationship problems and believe that plastic surgery will solve these problems…. Only to find that post-surgery, those problems still exist.

3. Why do you want plastic surgery?

Are the motives for your surgery to look like a celebrity or to please a particular someone? You should never consider doing surgery in hopes of pleasing someone else, but entirely for yourself and how you feel you want to look and feel like as a person.

4. What are the risks?

With any surgery, comes major risks. Undeniably, cosmetic surgery risks include the most common; infection, bleeding, scarring and blood clots that could potentially be fatal in some cases.

Make sure you have done enough research on the surgery – not just in selecting the right surgeon but also read through patient journeys, so that you are well-prepared for the recovery and down-time. Seeing it through the eyes of a patient can be very helpful and insightful.

5. Which plastic surgeon do you choose?

Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon is the most salient factor in the embarkation of your cosmetic enhancement journey. Ensure that your surgeon is skilled as has built up a reliable portfolio overtime and ask for pictures of previous patients’ before and after to gauge for yourself if this is the standard you are willing to accept. Take Doctor Samuel Ho at Allure Plastic Surgery in Singapore for example, he is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine FAMS (Plastic Surgery), a Gold-medalist plastic surgeon in Singapore, and also recipient of the Health Manpower Development Program to Seoul, South Korea.

(For extra affirmation, Allure Plastic Surgery also has gorgeous influencers such as Sophia Chong, Melody Yap, Sylvia Chan who sing praises of Dr Samuel Ho)

6. Pay attention to how the surgeon and staff makes you feel

Trust your gut. The surgeon and staff being pushy is the first indicator that this medical facility may not be the most reliable for you to undergo the desired procedure at. In addition, when enquiring on procedures, if there are certain procedures that cannot be done, do not push for the doctor to do it to prevent undesired consequences that will stick with you for the rest of your life.

7. Customer service matters the most

A reliable medical facility follows you well through from the beginning of your surgery until you have fully recuperated. Whilst recovering, you should still receive the same top-notch level of care as when you’ve just completed the surgery.

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