Are You a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Surgery?

Cosmetic surgery continues to be one of the most popular elective medical procedures in the country, and for good reason. People who are able to see a change in their appearance often find that they are happy with the results and the decision that they made. Going under the knife is not always an easy choice and there are certainly risks involved, even with plastic surgery. Knowing the risks and your own risk factors can help you determine whether cosmetic surgery is the right choice for you.

OVERALL HEALTH

In general, a good candidate for a surgical procedure has good overall health. Some serious health issues can create problems when undergoing cosmetic surgery, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Arthritis

Good overall health is necessary, due to many different factors related to a surgery. There are risks associated with anesthesia, blood loss, or infection that are a possibility for anyone, but those with problematic health conditions are at a higher level of risk.

EMOTIONAL HEALTH

While many women choose to undergo a breast augmentation in an effort to improve their self esteem and self worth, there can be unforeseen emotional consequences. An ideal candidate for cosmetic surgery should be free from any emotional health issues that could be increased by a sudden change in the appearance of the body. It is common for most people to experience an emotional reaction when they see their new and improved look, but special consideration should be taken by anyone who has a history of emotional instability.

WEIGHT

Many people choose to undergo cosmetic surgery as a way to lose weight or reduce the amount of fat on their body. However, it is best to be near your ideal weight in order to avoid reversing the results gained from a procedure. Obese patients are often advised to lose weight before being approved for any treatments.

TOBACCO USE

If you smoke or use tobacco products regularly, you are not a good candidate for plastic surgery. Because these procedures are just as in depth as any other type of surgery, it is important that your body be able to facilitate proper blood flow to improve healing and resistance to infection. Most surgeons will advise you to quit smoking so that you can receive the treatment that you want in order to feel better about yourself.

THE NEXT STEP

If you fit all of the criteria for an ideal cosmetic surgery candidate, then you are ready to move on to the next step towards your perfect body. Mira Aesthetic Medical Center & Spa is ready to help you determine which procedure is the right option for your specific need

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