Having a plastic surgery procedure requires physical and emotional support. A support
system built of understanding and able friends and family is a must following surgery.
When it comes to your cosmetic procedure, being realistic about your outcome is
a high-priority conversation you should always have with your plastic surgeon. It
is of utmost importance for a patient to understand what surgery is capable of
changing and to what degree. If you expect something that is impossible to
achieve, you are setting yourself up for failure.
Your mental and emotional health is of utmost importance.
Anyone who has a current, untreated psychological diagnosis is not a candidate
for plastic surgery. That doesn’t mean that if a person does have a diagnosis,
they cannot have surgery ever, but they should be being treated for the disorder
and they should discuss the idea of having plastic surgery at length with their
psychologist first. Make sure your psychologist is involved in the entire process of
the procedure—before, during, and after.
In a previous post I discussed the importance of receiving quality care, and that
you’ll ultimately get what you pay for. I include a detailed average price list for all
common procedures in my book, “Making the Cut.” Your quote might be slightly
higher or lower, but a warning sign is if something is much lower than the