Questions to ask yourself before cosmetic surgery
As an expert in the cosmetic surgery industry, Dr. Kevin Sadati wants to help his patients make the best decisions for themselves regarding their personal plastic surgery journey. Dr. Sadati recently published a guideline on his blog so that Orange County residents who are considering cosmetic surgery can now perform a self-evaluation before they make their final decision. This guideline is designed to help patients decide if they are physically capable and emotionally ready for surgery.
“I encourage all potential patients to do an extensive self-evaluation before they make the decision to have a cosmetic surgery as it helps them to realize the significance of this decision,” Dr. Sadati explained.
Newport Beach patients need to understand that having a cosmetic surgery is a permanent decision, and they should think about it for a while before they make their final choice. Dr. Sadati recommends that patients spend some quiet time evaluating their current physical and emotional situation, using the following questions as a guideline for their self-examination.
Is this the right time in my life to have a cosmetic surgery procedure? Patients should not be going through a tumultuous time in their personal life, such as a recent death or divorce. They should also have enough time to recover.
Am I emotionally ready for this experience? Patients need to understand there will be an emotional reaction to their new appearance.
Do I have realistic expectations of the surgery results? Patients should expect to look like a better version of themselves rather than an entirely different person.
Do I have support from my closest family and friends? Most patients will require a caretaker for several days after the operation, and many will need friends and family to lean on for emotional support.
Can I afford this operation? Cosmetic surgery is elective and is usually not covered by insurance providers.
Do I understand the long-term impacts of this surgical procedure? Some cosmetic operations require follow up procedures in order to maintain the results that were achieved.
If a patient has gone through all of these questions and decides that they are, in fact, ready to have a cosmetic surgery, then it is time to set up a free cosmetic consultation with Dr. Sadati. At this appointment, Dr. Sadati will take the time to do a physical examination and a mental evaluation of the patient. After he has confirmed that the person is a good candidate for cosmetic surgery, he will address any questions or concerns they might have about the procedure. Patients will leave the consultation appointment with a customized plan of action for their operation as well as personalized post-operative instructions that are designed specifically to meet the needs of that individual patient.
“No two patients are alike, and, therefore, no two cosmetic surgery procedures are the same. I feel that by customizing my plans for each individual patient, I achieve the most natural-looking results in the end,” said Dr. Sadati.
Dr. Sadati and his staff are available for patients who have any questions or concerns about the cosmetic surgery process. They can help patients analyze whether they are prepared physically, mentally and financially for this life experience.
To find out more information about the guideline published by Dr. Sadati, contact his office today.