Having a cosmetic procedure is unlike any other surgical experience. It’s
important to note that it will take some time before you feel like yourself again
after surgery. For reasons that we can only guess, cosmetic surgery causes a
roller coaster of emotional experiences in the immediate postoperative period. So
many of our hopes, desires, and expectations are associated with the way we
feel about our looks, therefore plastic surgery can cause emotional turmoil as we
go through the stages of healing.
In my previous post, I started to provide a list of medical evaluations you should have done in preparation for any kind of cosmetic procedure. A successful surgery is dependent upon your health. As a continuation of the previous list, here are additional areas you should make sure
you have evaluated and “cleared” for surgery:
As I’ve discussed before, it’s imperative that you’ve been in good health prior to having any kind of cosmetic procedure. The following is a list of evaluation criteria that your doctor should assess to determine whether you are in good enough health to have a procedure. This doesn’t mean that you have to be in “perfect health.” If you scan the following checklist, you may wonder what it means for you if you have diabetes, for example, or asthma. The answer is that having one of these conditions doesn’t mean you can’t have an elective procedure. What it does mean is that your health condition must be under control (i.e. “optimized”) and both your primary physician and your plastic surgeon are well aware of it prior to surgery.
Undergoing plastic surgery is a big decision, not something to enter into lightly. And, just
like any major decision in your life, you do not want to dive in without first doing your
homework. That means not only knowing what’s involved in the procedure and how to
prepare for recovery but also doing some in-depth research on the surgeon you have
chosen and the facility where the procedure will be done
One of the most talked about procedures in the media, at hair salons, and even
among plastic surgeons is the face lift. This procedure is also one of the least
understood by the general public due to misrepresentation in the media.
What is a “face lift?”
Although many think that the procedure is an overall rejuvenation of the entire
face, the actual plastic surgery definition is a rejuvenation of the cheek and jowl
areas of the face. To perform a face lift, an incision is made in front of your ear
and extends underneath your earlobe toward the back of your scalp. The
surgeon can then remove a small amount of loose skin, pull the skin tighter and
occasionally tighten the underlying structures, and finally, suture the skin back
together around the ear
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.