Plastic surgery, if you are having it by choice, is usually an exciting time. It signifies a new beginning a time you are taking control and making decisions to help boost your confidence.
While it may be something you have been dreaming about for some time, there can often be an element of fear too. Plastic surgery is actual surgery after all with associated risks so it is natural for you to worry a little.
Some of the most common fears are:
It is more the fear of the unknown here rather than the process itself. Anaesthesia has come a long way in the last 20 years and it is one of the most controlled medical professions today. Both general anaesthesia and IV sedation are incredibly safe and there is risk mitigation in ensuring the patient is suitable for surgery and the doctor administering the anaesthetic is immensely knowledgeable.
With surgical and non-surgical procedures, there is often a degree of discomfort. But our gentle and precise technique combined with topical creams, cold compresses and pain medication will ensure you are as comfortable as possible. You are likely to look worse than you actually feel for a couple of days but when that eases the effects of the procedure can be enjoyed fully.
Looking too plastic
We have heard of and seen examples of plastic surgery going wrong. It is important then to choose the best surgeon for you, one that will err on the side of caution and is prepared to talk you down from unsuitable changes. Luckily our surgeons are highly skilled, use only the best quality products and have your best interests at heart.
Speak to your surgeon about your fears. He or she will be able to offer advice and strategies and perhaps even put you in contact with people who have had the surgery done.