Should I Get Plastic Surgery?

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When it comes to personal transformation, choosing plastic surgery to enhance your physical appearance while boosting self-confidence is a profound step. Plastic surgery combines art, science, and most importantly surgical judgment and skill to create these changes. This is a significant decision, and if you are intelligent, should have several questions about this choice!

In this blog post, I’ll answer common questions to guide your research and help you make an informed choice.

Should I Even be Considering Plastic Surgery?

You need to ask yourself why I am seeking a change, and what in my life is driving me to seek changing my appearance. Does your aging face make you look and feel tired, look angry, or just old? Are your large breasts making you miserable with back and shoulder pain? Are you self-conscious because you have small breasts, or your body has been changed from having children? Are you about to lose your breasts from a mastectomy?

If your answer to one or more of these questions is yes, then, this is the first step to consider plastic surgery.

What Plastic Surgery Procedure Should I Get?

Once you have decided to pursue plastic surgery, you need to focus on what part of your face or body, you would like to change. If you are interested in restoring a more youthful, rested appearance Injectable treatments such as BOTOX® and dermal fillers can fit easily into your lifestyle and enhance your appearance without surgery. If you have “tired looking, heavy eyelids you should ponder a blepharoplasty (eyelid lift).

If you have small breasts, consider enhancing your breasts through breast augmentation. If you are suffering from back, shoulder, and neck pain, from large breasts, you must research a breast reduction.

Sometimes, a life event spurs the decision to have plastic surgery. Sculpting your body with a mommy makeover helps you get your pre-baby body back, while post weight loss surgery removes loose skin, improves your contours, and puts the finishing touches on your new slimmer body.

How Do I Find the Best Plastic Surgeon for My Procedure?

Choosing the right plastic surgeon is the most important step toward a successful outcome. Take these steps as you look for the ideal plastic surgeon for your procedure:

  • Read patient reviews. Patient testimonials can offer personal insights into the quality of care provided by the surgeon.
  • Look for a board-certified plastic surgeon. Certification is a testament to their extensive training and adherence to high standards of practice. Make sure your surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and NOT the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery!
  • Review the surgeon’s before-and-after gallery of actual patients. This will give you insight into their skill and the results you might expect.
  • Look for a surgeon with substantial experience in the procedure you are considering.
  • Ensure the surgery will occur in an accredited facility with strict safety standards.

The process of selecting a surgeon should be thorough and unhurried. You’re entrusting someone with your well-being, vision for the future, and your LIFE! A surgeon’s qualifications and your comfort with them are paramount in this life-enhancing journey. For more details on choosing a plastic surgeon please visit

At My Plastic Surgery Consultation, What Should I Expect?

A consultation allows you to build rapport with your surgeon, discuss your aesthetic goals, and receive a professional assessment. Expect a thorough discussion about the procedure’s benefits and risks, surgical details, and an honest evaluation of what can be achieved. It’s a collaborative process where your vision, expectations, and goals must meet your surgeon’s abilities and expertise. Sometimes what you are seeking may not be feasible nor safe!

What Can I Expect After Plastic Surgery?

Post-surgery, anticipate a recovery period where rest and follow-up care are essential. Healing times vary by procedure and your individual situation. You should receive your surgeon’s detailed postoperative instructions and support.

Take the Next Step

Plastic surgery is a deeply personal choice requiring careful consideration. As a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 2 decades of experience, I understand the weight of this decision.

I invite you to call my office today at (205) 933-9308 or request a consultation using the online form. In the meantime, browse my gallery of patient before-and-after photos representing a range of surgical procedures I perform in my practice.

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