4 Ways You Can Avoid Regret When Making Cosmetic Surgery Choices

Occasionally, celebrities make the news because they are sharing their regrets about getting certain plastic surgeries. As a plastic surgery practice, we hate to hear this, but we also know that there are steps we take to help patients avoid ending up in the situation. We desire to help patients achieve goals that have longevity. When you invest in a procedure today, we want to ensure that the results last and are desirable for many years.

Of course, people, change, and trends change, but the more preparation we take at the beginning of a plastic surgery inquiry, the more we can guide our patients toward the results they want. We always take the time to better understand what you are trying to achieve so we can make the appropriate recommendations. Here are some ways you can avoid getting a procedure that won’t last the test of time and some ideas for responding if you do regret your plastic surgery.

Take Your Consultation Seriously

Your plastic surgeon is your strongest ally in helping you choose a procedure that will help you look and feel your best. We want to provide our patients with sustainable results and will work with you to formulate a plan that considers your current and future goals. It’s important that patients come to their consultation prepared with plenty of questions and that they are honest about what their long-term goals are. Do you hope to one day breastfeed your children? Can you imagine how you want your life to evolve over the next decade? Do you have hobbies or interests that certain procedures may impact? With the right information in hand, we can guide you through determining which procedure is best for you at this moment of your life.

We can also help you craft a solution that may not require surgery. We offer many high-quality non-surgical and minimally invasive procedures that provide patients with great results without the recovery or the long time commitment required of plastic surgery.

Be Willing To Make A Change

Some surgeries are permanent. Once we have performed a tummy tuck or a facelift and removed skin, it’s impossible to put that back. However, surgeries like breast implants can be undone. If you get to the point where your breast implant is either too large or too small for your current lifestyle, it can be removed and replaced or even left out completely. If you are currently in a position where you are unhappy with the size of your implants or if fearful of a long-term commitment holding you back from having the implants you desire, we want you to know that breast implants do not have to be permanent. You can change your mind down the line.

Consider The Timing

As you can imagine, we are pro-plastic surgery. We want our patients to have the resources they need to achieve their goals, but we also know that there are seasons of life where plastic surgery or other procedures are not the right option. For instance, if you are in the season of having children, you may want to wait a couple of years before getting a tummy tuck or a breast lift. Any procedure that’s performed today would be impacted by future pregnancies. If you have experienced recent trauma or if you are in the process of significant weight loss, we may encourage you to wait until your life settles down a little bit to ensure that you’re making a wise and calculated decision. We don’t want to discourage anyone from taking action to make themselves feel more healthy, happy, and confident. Still, we do want to ensure that the results provided for patients are lasting and desirable. So, before you jump into a significant plastic surgery procedure, take a moment and consider the season of your life. This is also something that we can guide you through during a consultation.

Patience Is A Virtue

Any time you make a big decision in life, it’s wise to be patient and consider your decision and other options that may be available to you. We know that patients who come to us are often really enthusiastic and ready to make a change that will help them feel beautiful. It’s really easy to get caught up in the excitement of the potential for personal growth, but it’s important to be patient. Take your time and consider all your options before you make a choice you may regret. It’s our job to ensure that patients are thinking about the big picture when they make decisions like this, so we promise to help you on this journey.

We want to empower all of our patients to take control of their lives and make decisions that will make them feel great, but we also want to do so in a way that considers their long-term goals and makes space for their evolution over time. If you have had plastic surgery that you regret and would like to discuss your options for how to repair it, please call us. We would love to help you. And if you are ready to invest in plastic surgery, please know we will help you through the process to ensure you’re making a decision you can feel great about for many years to come.