When you’re considering whether having some plastic surgery is the best choice for you, you’ll no doubt hit the internet and carry out some research. You’re bound to find some horror stories mixed in with all the information that you find and it can be confusing figuring out some of the risks associated with plastic surgery.
Whether you’re looking at slightly more significant surgery or even something minor, you want to ensure you get it right. In this blog, we take a look at three myths that surround plastic surgery and the truth behind them.
1. Plastic Surgery is Always Minor
While there certainly are some minor surgeries in the scale of things, even a small procedure is likely to need some recovery time.
Many procedures will just require a local anaesthetic to numb the pain but when that wears off you’re still likely to feel some discomfort and swelling. You’ll almost certainly need to take a day or even slightly longer to wait for the pain to subside.
If you’re having a more complex procedure then chances are you’ll be given a general anesthetic which, for some people at least, can take a little while to recover from. You’ll probably be kept at the clinic for a few days to make sure there are no lasting effects from the anesthetic and to manage any pain you might have. To take a look at what goes into a more complicated procedure, see this lower body lift [surgery video].
2. Plastic Surgery is Always Expensive
Perhaps a decade ago this was the case but nowadays there are plenty of options on payment. You might set up a payment plan with a clinic or simply shop around until you find a clinic that will carry out your procedure at a price you can afford.
Many people combine a holiday with a visit to a plastic surgeon as they find some countries are much cheaper than their own.
Obviously we don’t recommend choosing your surgeon on price alone. Always look for someone who is highly qualified and is accredited among professional bodies. Deals that look too good often are, so exercise caution, after all your health is the most important thing.
When it comes to having a plastic surgery procedure, the best thing you can do is to find others who have had one done that you want. Talk to them about what the procedure entailed, the level of discomfort and the recovery time. Get their personal recommendation for a surgeon and go and meet them in person before you make any commitment.
Be realistic about your recovery time and don’t put yourself under any pressure to get back to work quickly and risk an infection or complication. Plan your procedure well and find a surgeon you know has understood your vision. Then all that’s left for you to do is to get saving or sign on to that finance plan and put yourself under the surgeon’s knife for a happier, more confident you.