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Considering getting some work done? If so, avoid making these terrible mistakes before booking yourself in for surgery!

8344322340658 cosmetic surgery gone wrong 300x255 The Top Mistakes People Make When Considering Cosmetic SurgeryNot Doing Your Homework

The greatest mistake people make is not researching their doctor thoroughly beforehand. It’s easy to be swayed by package deals and slick advertising, but it is amazing how much a swish marketing strategy can hide. Try to find independent reviews of companies, and more than one great referral. It’s well worth doing your research – after all, your life can depend on it.

Doing it for the Wrong Reasons

Partners come and go, but your surgery will be forever. Doctors often ask for an accredited psychologist to evaluate your mental state before you make any big decisions, but it’s worth questioning your motivations on your own. Are you receiving pressure from somebody outside of yourself? Are the decisions you are making about your body a manifestation of other areas of your life you are unhappy with? Take the time to really analyse and live with this decision. Remember, there are no quick fixes in life. Much like a tattoo, deciding to undergo cosmetic surgery is not a choice that should be made on the spur of the moment.

Obsessing Over Body Trends

It’s not just fashion that changes, the ‘ideal’ face and figure does also. For example, gone are the days when women asked “Does my bum look big in this?” Now pear-shaped R&B bodies like Nicki Minaj or Kim Kardashian are all the rage, but following in a celebrity’s footsteps is not the way to achieve lifelong results that will work for you. It’s important to work with your doctor on what will be best course of action and fit realistically with your genetics.

Thinking it Can be Fixed the Second Time

All surgery will result in scarring, and like your body shape, it’s up to your genetic make-up on how much you will scar, though the right surgeon will make a difference. It’s important to ask openly whether or not you are an ideal candidate for surgery, and to listen when you are given an honest answer. Remember, it’s difficult for even the experts to fix a bad job the second time around, as there is a much more limited field of scope to work within.

Not Providing Full Disclosure

It’s easy and very tempting to paint a healthier picture of your lifestyle than may actually be the case. In considering any surgery it’s important to be completely honest about your medical history, warts and all. If you smoke, drink and are in bad habits with exercise, all of these lifestyle factors are critically important for operating procedure as well as any medication you may be taking, even down to supplements.

Not Understanding all the Risks Involved

Medical jargon is intimidating, so get your doctor to explain everything to you in layman’s terms. BE sure to write it down if you feel like you can’t take everything in verbally. Understanding all the risks involved thoroughly is the key to making an enlightened decision. Furthermore, don’t be afraid to ask questions. Remember that you are the client and you are paying the doctor for his or her services, and any qualified professional should be happy to take the time for a thorough consultation.

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About the author: Passionate about spreading the importance of carrying out research before booking a procedure, David Harris knows how to spot a genuine cosmetic surgeon from a shyster. He works for a firm that specialises in arranging cosmetic surgery compensation for those unlucky enough to experience complications before, during or after surgery.


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