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.
You Won’t Become J. Lo or Brad – That’s a Good Thing
Plastic surgery cannot radically change your bone structure, skin, muscle, or fat
so much that you will look exactly like another person or even give you any of
that person’s exact physical characteristics. Often we encounter patients who
have the misguided notion that looking like someone else is going to give the
lifestyle of that person. There is no way that looking like a celebrity is going to
give you the attention or opportunities that someone else has.
Too often, we see people who say they want to look like Brad Pitt, J. Lo, or Kim
Kardashian. Although it is okay to refer to the type of result you want (“I want
Angelina Jolie-type lips”), you need to know that you will not suddenly be
transported to a mansion in Beverly Hills and make movies. You also need to
know that Angelina Jolie’s lips look good on Angelina Jolie, J. Lo’s buttocks look
good on J. Lo, and so on. This type of result may not look good on you because
the rest of “you” is completely different.
The important thing to remember is we are helping you become your best self – not to become someone else entirely! Learn how to have realistic and healthy expectations for your next cosmetic procedure by getting your copy of, “Making the Cut” available for purchase on Amazon.