The Reality of Botched Procedures
I get many patients who say they have had their procedure “botched” by another doctor and they want me to correct it. I usually find that this term is used quite loosely, and often incorrectly, by most patients. There could be complications that occur with any procedure that are not the fault of the surgeon performing the procedure.
For the last five to ten years, many plastic and cosmetic surgeons have followed my lead and refused to operate on smokers, especially those seeking a face-lift, tummy tuck, or breast-lift—procedures that require skin to be shifted.
I’ve discussed at length the importance of emotional and physical health when it comes to cosmetic surgery. The following is a little test that will help you determine if you are ready for your desired surgery, or if there are other priorities to work out first. Make sure you can answer YES to all these questions before you proceed:
Why Can’t I Lose Weight?
In my previous post, I discussed some of the bariatric procedures that can be very helpful for those who are candidates. While not all individuals will qualify to undergo these surgeries, they are still many that struggle. Here are ten psychological reasons some people aren’t able to lose weight:
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