8 Things You Should Know About Before Getting Plastic Surgery

The interest in plastic surgery and aesthetic procedures has witnessed a boom in recent years. Both men and women have become more open about going under the knife for cosmetic reasons. People are no longer shy to get their crow’s feet, sagging jowls and even cottage cheese thighs fixed.

The statistics acquired from credible sources clearly back this statement. According to the 2020 report, only in the US, more than $16.7 billion was spent altogether on cosmetic procedures. Stats also reveal that ever since 2000, the trend of getting plastic surgery in the U.S has increased by nearly 200%. The trend of getting plastic surgery isn’t limited to the western world only. It has now ventured into the UAE market, with Dubai now acquiring the position of a leading cosmetic tourism hub in the world. 

Having said that, it’s imperative that you get every bit of detail about these procedures if you are planning to get one. To help you with this, we are sharing some important things you should consider before getting a plastic surgery:

1.    Expected Results

First and foremost, you should know about the results of the surgery. Discuss them beforehand with your surgeon. Ask them about the expected results, when they will be fully visible and how much time will you need to get your desired results. 

If you want to achieve any specific result through your surgery, you must show them to your surgeon during the consultation session. Our expert plastic surgeons at The Nova Clinic try their best to fulfill our patient’s desires and try to satisfy them with successful end results.     

2.    Importance of Having Realistic Expectations

Even though aesthetic procedures can drastically change your appearance, they can’t completely change how you look. So, regardless of the procedure you’ve selected, you should keep your expectations realistic.

Remember that plastic surgery treatment isn’t a magical treatment. If you’re getting it with the hopes of landing a high-paying job or someone liking you back, drop the idea. But if you want to get your crooked nose straight or sagging skin-tight, cosmetic surgery Dubai can definitely help you.  

3.    The Ideal Candidate

Not every surgery is suitable for everyone. A person has to meet a certain criterion to be able to get plastic surgery.

Everyone’s body anatomy is different. So, if one treatment is suitable for your friend, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be suitable for you too. Therefore, to be sure that the procedure you’re opting for is right for you, it’s important that you discuss all your underlying medical conditions with the plastic surgeon beforehand. Based on all the information you have provided them, they’ll guide you properly.

Always remember that hiding the slightest details can jeopardize your well-being. So, an important piece of advice is not to hide anything from your doctor during the consultation session. For example, if you’re allergic to certain medications or food products, you should discuss it with them. 

4.    Condition & Reputation of the Facility

Never choose a clinic for surgery unless you have visited it yourself. Only finalize a plastic surgery clinic that has an accredited operation facility. Additionally, you must also inquire about the hospital on their panel in case of some complication or an emergency.  

If you have selected a well-reputed facility such as The Nova Clinic, you wouldn’t have to worry about such menial details. Because we not only have a top-of-the-line team of the best plastic surgeon in Dubai but also have a state-of-the-art facility.

5.    Facility/Surgeon’s Accreditations

Nowadays, many OB/GYNs, cardiologists, and even internal medicine doctors are performing cosmetic surgeries. Since plastic surgery can significantly change the way you look, it’s imperative that you ensure the surgeon at the helm of performing your surgery is well experienced and professionally trained. 

Know about their qualifications and accerdenitals to determine their credibility. Ask the clinic for necessary certification before finalizing it. Also, it’s important to know that plastic surgeons have to complete at least 50 hours of continuing medical education every year to keep themselves up-to-date. So, you should definitely enquire when and what was the last surgery they performed.

6.    Expenses

Most of the aesthetic procedures, excluding a few posture correcting surgeries, aren’t covered by medical insurances. Therefore, you should inquire about the total amount that you need to pay for the surgery so you can manage your budget accordingly.

Even if the plastic surgery has resulted in a complication,  it isn’t covered by health insurance. So, take into account this factor as well.

7.    The Right Time

Everything needs to be done at the right time to get the best results. And the same goes for plastic surgery. For instance, if you’re married and are planning to have a baby soon, going for a body shaping procedure such as tummy tuck won’t be suitable for you.

Similarly, women are not advised to get breast lifts or boob jobs if they are going to breastfeed a baby after getting the surgery. It can impact the results of the surgery. Therefore, experts always recommend thinking about your future before planning for surgery.

8.    Recovery Period

Like every other surgery, cosmetic procedures also need time to heal and portray their results. You shouldn’t expect to look model ready just after undergoing surgery; in fact, you should be patient with your results. Give your body time to heal after the surgery, and once it is properly healed, you’ll get your desired results.

It’s always good to ask your respective surgeon beforehand about the recovery time, so you know how much you need to wait before getting your desired results. We, here at The Nova Clinic, always discuss in detail the complete procedure with our patients. So, they know what to expect after getting their surgery.

In all, getting plastic surgery is not an easy decision to make. However, getting to know all these things discussed above will help you in making the right decision.