Cosmetic Surgery can improve the way you look and work to make you feel better about yourself. But at the same time, it can be an emotionally devastating experience, if someone isn’t mentally fit or has unrealistic expectations, about the way it will turn out. The most common types of Cosmetic Surgery are- Breast Augmentation, Rhinoplasty, (nose reshaping) and Blepharoplasty, (eyelid surgery). They can produce drastic results and it may be important to fully understand what to expect with the outcome.

Because the before and after, surgery results can be so radically different- some surgeons do ask certain questions and get to know surgery candidates before operating on them. They may want to know what the patient will want to get out of having the surgery or assess their particular concerns. Typically, surgeons will not do this but in some cases, it may be necessary.

When a patient has an unusual concern or worry about a problem that for the most part, does not exist it, may raise a red flag. For example, if someone believes that they are overweight and they are not or if they have already had a series of surgeries to fix problems, that they don’t really have. It can also be a problem if the patient thinks that the surgery is the answer to all their problems. In these rare cases, a surgeon may wait a certain amount of time before doing the surgery or suggest that the patient think about alternatives to surgery.

A reputable surgeon should thoroughly explain the procedure to you long before the cosmetic surgery. Making sure you know all the risks involved, how long before the healing is complete and what to expect after the surgery.