Questions to ask yourself before going Under the Knife

questions to ask yourself before plastic surgery

questions to ask yourself before plastic surgeryNearly everyone, at some point, wishes they could change something about the way that they look. Whether it’s a trait you were born with or something about your looks that have changed due to the natural aging process, sometimes there simply isn’t anything you can do on your own to make yourself feel confident in your looks. Plastic surgery can certainly be a quick solution to improving the way you look, but it may not be the best choice for everyone.

If you are considering plastic surgery, ask yourself these questions first. Make sure you are going under the knife for the right reasons.

Why do I want to have plastic surgery?

Take a moment to really think about the true reason why you want to change your body via plastic surgery. Do you want a breast augmentation to make your significant other happier or would it help boost your self-confidence? Do you want a tummy tuck and a slimmer waistline in hopes of landing a new job or has exercise only gotten you so far and you want to feel better in your own skin?

While plastic surgery can certainly boost your confidence level, doing it for someone or something else may only leave you feeling worse about yourself. Make sure that if you are going through with plastic surgery, that you are doing it for yourself and not anyone else.

Have I done my research?

Thankfully, with today’s technology, you can search online for reviews about plastic surgeons. Be sure that you look for a board-certified plastic surgeon, and nothing less. Check for before and after results online, as well as read reviews from patients. Research reputable sites like the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) where you can check out the surgeon’s qualifications, and even read testimonials written by patients, not just what is picked to be featured on the surgeon’s website. Keep in mind that a consultation with the surgeon of your choice is a great way to determine if he or she is the best fit for you.

Can I afford the procedure?

Since most plastic surgeries are cosmetic in nature, insurance plans typically do not cover it. This means that you will be left to foot the bill. In many cases, board-certified plastic surgeons offer various payment options, including special financing. Be sure to ask about this during your consultation. Make sure that you have a thorough understanding of the procedure cost, anesthesia and surgical facility fees, as well as any follow up appointment costs. Another aspect of cost is to consider time off from work, whether or not you will have access to paid time off, and whether you will need to pay for childcare or household help while you are recovering.

Ultimately, you should do your research and go with your gut. Don’t get in a rush when deciding on a Manhattan board-certified surgeon.

Plastic Surgeon in Manhattan

If you would like to seek advice on plastic surgery, please contact Dr. B. Aviva Preminger. Located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, Preminger Plastic Surgery is a boutique practice dedicated to serving all of your aesthetic plastic surgery needs. Dr. B. Aviva Preminger’s goal with all of her patients is to provide you with a truly individualized treatment plan that reflects your personal cosmetic surgery goals. For more information, please call us at 212-706-1900.