While there may be a number of reasons why pursing plastic surgery may not be the right decision for you currently, the number-one reason to not have plastic surgery is ill health. This is an absolutely essential consideration.
If you are not healthy and you undergo any kind of elective surgery, not just plastic surgery, you are setting yourself up for potential complications, including not making it through the procedure. Of course, no one wants to undergo an elective procedure only to end up dying or being hospitalized for a long period of time. You want to have a successful surgery and a normal recovery so that you may enjoy the results afterward!
Ensuring that you’re healthy enough for surgery is absolutely essential and the number-one concern that you should have. Remember, virtually all cosmetic plastic surgery is “elective.” That means it is completely your choice to undergo the procedure, and we have total control of the timing of the procedure.
It is a huge mistake to undergo an elective procedure when your physical condition is not optimized for success. In order to make sure you’re healthy enough for elective surgery, you should first go to your regular doctor for a medical checkup. If your doctor doesn’t perform the type of pre-surgery clearance exams that will prepare you for plastic surgery, you should find a doctor who does.
In this era of personal empowerment, you must, as the patient, take charge of your own health. Don’t rely on the doctor to make all the right decisions for you. Sometimes, the doctor may forget to ask you about your health history, check blood work, and so on. It is your right to ask questions, so ask, “How do you know that I am healthy enough to undergo surgery?”
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