10 Reasons You Might Be a Good Candidate for Plastic Surgery

How do you know if you’re a good candidate for plastic surgery? Here are ten ways to find out.

 

  1. You really want a cosmetic procedure, meaning you fully understand the process, including the risks inherent in any surgery.

 

  1. You’re in good health. You’re not overweight, and you don’t suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease.

 

  1. Cosmetic surgery expenses will not strain your budget. Insurance often will not cover cosmetic surgery costs.

 

  1. You’ve found a surgeon you trust by researching his or her experience and references. Your confidence in your physician’s ability is key to a successful outcome. Note: Be sure your physician is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery.

 

  1. You can take the time to prepare for surgery. Get rest and relaxation before your procedure and eliminate smoking, drinking, and caffeine as much as possible.

 

  1. You have reasonable expectations – plastic surgery can dramatically improve appearance, but it does have limitations.

 

  1. You have no allergies to the material in any necessary implants.

 

  1. Ample recovery time is available. It’s important to allow yourself the time you need to recover, taking time off from work as necessary, which could be a few days or even weeks.

 

  1. You have supportive assistance. During the recovery period having someone available to lend a hand, prepare meals, or take you to doctor’s appointments may be necessary.

 

  1. You’re emotionally prepared and stable. If you’re undergoing a significant change such as divorce, job loss, or other life altering situations, this may not be the right time to schedule a procedure.

 

If you can answer yes to all of these points, then you are indeed a good candidate for plastic surgery.