Plastic Surgery Expectations Vs. Reality: What You Should Know

And just like that, there goes 2018. For most people, the new year means the new you. Those looking to make aesthetic changes might opt for plastic surgery. Going under the knife can boost self-esteem and kick pesky insecurities to the curb. However, it’s important to know exactly what you are signing up for. In recent years, surgeons have noted a rise in unrealistic plastic surgery expectations. Unrealistic expectations often results in unsatisfied clients. Therefore, if you are considering cosmetic surgery, scroll below for four essential tips.

Plastic Surgery Expectations Vs. Reality: What You Should Know

1. #Filters

If you want to look like a Snapchat or Instagram filter, think again. The rise of social media and “selfie culture” has had a major impact on the plastic surgery industry. In 2017, surgeons noticed a 50% increase in clients wanting to look better in selfies. There’s nothing wrong with being camera confident. However, it’s important one considers how they can get to this state. Anticipating looking like a filter is an unrealistic plastic surgery expectation. At the end of the day, the most skilled surgeon works with human features, not technology or pixels. Consequently, while one can sharpen their nose or jawline, it will never match that of a social media filter. And guess what? That’s okay.

2. Do Your Research

Not only can a plastic surgeon not make you look like your favorite filters, they would be lying if they said they could. Therefore, it’s important to find a medical professional who’s honest about potential surgery outcomes. At Banobagi Clinic, our team of surgeons are highly trained in their respective fields. Maximum skill level equals maximum results. Additionally, it’s essential to find a professional who is honest and values your best interest. Unsurprisingly, the internet doesn’t always tell the whole truth (or any truth). Some clinics will exaggerate pre and post operation images to trick potential clients and create unrealistic plastic surgery expectations. So when considering cosmetic surgery, or any surgery for that matter, please be patient and do you research.

3. Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

External research is not enough when concerning plastic surgery. Pre and post consultation, conducting self-evaluation is vital. This mean asking yourself why are you considering surgery? Do you want to fix a physical feature that has bothered you throughout your lifetime? Are you expecting to look like a new and improved version of yourself? If so, then you are the perfect candidate for plastic surgery. Or are you attempting to keep up with the latest mainstream trends? Are you expecting to become the splitting image of your favorite celebrity? If so, then you should reconsider. Another internal aspect to examine is your mental state. Are you someone who has a healthy sense of self, despite perceived imperfections? Or are you someone who intends on finding all internal happiness through their changed aesthetic? If so, you may have unrealistic cosmetic surgery expectations. To make the best choice, make sure you do a thorough self-examination.

4. Maintain Your Gains

Finally, when considering plastic surgery, it’s important to note that while your plastic surgeon can give you your ideal body, you have to keep it. Most results don’t last forever. Over time, our bodies change. However, we can maximize our results with proper care. Therefore, make sure to eat healthy, exercise, and minimize your stress levels. This will up your chances as a potential surgery candidate and extend your results post operation.

In conclusion, plastic surgery can offer amazing results. And yet, it’s important to understand what you want and need from your choice procedure. Contact us to learn more.

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