Cosmetic surgery allows you to improve areas of your body that directly impact your satisfaction and happiness. There are a number of effective procedures that can dramatically improve how you feel about certain parts of your body; however, perfection will never be attained. Why? It’s subjective and impossible to achieve. The following are two reasons you shouldn’t pursue cosmetic
You’re Impossible to Please
These individuals talk to the doctor for a long time and ask the same questions over and over again because they’re seeking the answers they want, not the ones they’re hearing. There are some people who are just not going to be happy with the results, no matter what you tell them or how well the procedure goes.
If you feel you’re not getting the answers you want, even after seeing many doctors, you might fall into this category. If that’s the case, you might want to look into the deeper reason behind what you’re seeking. If you see ten doctors, and nine of them recommend the same thing, and one says he can do what you want him to do, that also should be a red flag to you. In general, if you’re seeing qualified doctors, and all but one of them is recommending the same thing, that one doctor is probably just telling you what you want to hear (or has a mortgage payment due). But it’s unlikely that he/she will be able to live up to what’s being promised.
You’re Obsessed with a Minor Defect
Something that’s so minor that you’re measuring it with a ruler is not going to be easily corrected with plastic surgery. Say, for example, one eyebrow is just a millimeter higher than the other, or your nose is one millimeter off-center—so slightly off center that only you notice it when you’re looking very closely in a mirror. Maybe the nipple on your right breast is shaped just a little differently than the one on your left breast. These things are normal. Everyone has some degree of “normal” differences from one side to the other, and it’s not realistic to expect to obtain a totally symmetrical degree of perfection. Plastic surgery is an art, and the body is a constantly changing, unpredictable canvas. It’s not like building a desk, for which you can measure something down to the millimeter and shave it off. Your body will change as it’s healing. Gravity, swelling, and overall health all affect your healing process. Scar tissue, genetics, and forces of nature are involved. These are all, by and large, totally unpredictable. Even though plastic surgeons can make things a lot better, it doesn’t mean you should try to correct every minor defect.
If you can be realistic and reasonable about what you expect from plastic surgery, pursuing your desired procedure may be the right step for you. Learn more about what to expect in my book, “Making the Cut” available for purchase on Amazon.
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