Six Reasons Why Cosmetic Surgery Could Be The Right Choice For You

September 2, 2018

The cosmetic surgery industry has come incredible leaps and bounds over recent years. With the introduction of non-invasive and minimally-invasive surgeries, more and more curious individuals are considering or finally making the decision as to whether a surgery is the best option for them and as a result, the industry is flourishing. However, for some, the question as to whether this is the right decision is still at the forefront of their minds. If you are one of these people, we are taking a look at six reasons or questions as to why cosmetic surgery may be the right choice for you:

Have You Done Your Research

Doing your research into the procedure that you are considering is a vital part of the entire process. While your surgeon will answer any questions you have, putting in the hours to find out more about what to expect will set you up better for the upcoming consultation. Whether you trail through the Longevita website before a hair transplantor invest your time into looking through the NHS Health A-Z guide, there is plenty of information out there.

Think About Your Reasons Why

Why are you considering opting for the surgery? Are you getting breast implants to improve your self-esteem or investing in liposuction to feel better about your body? Are you opting for skin peels to improve the look of damaged skin or are you getting a nose job to try and repair damage from a previous injury? While you should never get surgery for someone else’s sake, your reasons are your own and you need to be comfortable with them. You need to stop and consider each one in detail before deciding whether your reason is strong enough for you to live with inthe future.

Have You Thought About It For Long

Whatever your reasons are for getting the surgery, you need to stop and take a moment to think about what you are opting for and what it will mean for you and your life in the future. How long have you really spent thinking about it? Did you decide overnight or has this been an ongoing dialogue in your head for months? While it is possible to make a fast decision and be happy with the outcome, very few surgeons will be willing to entertain a split second decision. You need to have an in-depth understanding and belief in what you’re about to do before you go under the knife.

Could You Get The Same Results Another Way

While most cosmetic procedures are designed to ‘fix’ things about ourselves that we do not like, there are often other ways to achieve similar results without having to invest the money into a procedure. Those wanting to adjust their weight are discouraged from using surgery as a solution where exercise and a healthy diet could achieve the same result.

Are You Doing This For You

In a similar way to #2, understanding whether you are doing this for you or for ‘society’ so to speak is another important question to ask yourself. Are you getting Botox to fit an expectation of those around you or are you investing to help you feel better within yourself? While these two can seem like very similar reasons, understanding and differentiating between the two is a must before you commit to any procedure.

Can You Afford It

This may seem like a given, but being able to afford the procedure that you are investing in is vital. If you have to take out loans or borrow from friends or family in order to afford this procedure, it may be worth stopping and saving up for longer.

If you can afford the surgery comfortably, are confident in your reasons for going under the knife and have done in-depth research into the procedure, then cosmetic surgery may be the option for you. More importantly than any other reason on this list, however, you need to make sure that you listen to yourself. If you are apprehensive, unsure or have the slightest suspicion that you may regret your decision, do not go through with it. Postpone the surgery until you are absolutely sure that this is the right choice for you.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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