While we all aim to feel comfortable in our skin, some of us may have some feelings of insecurity regarding certain areas of our bodies. Plastic surgery may be an option to help remedy these “problem” areas so that you feel more confident. However, it is important to consider your options before committing to invasive surgery. Before deciding on plastic surgery, ask yourself the following questions:

Why Do I Want Surgery?

While the answer to this question might be quite obvious, be sure to really dig deep to find the root of your insecurity with your specific body part. Are you wanting to change your body due to your own personal desires or are you giving in to pressure from other people or the media? Be sure that you are choosing plastic surgery for personal reasons and not to please others.

Have I Done My Homework?

You should also be sure to do the proper research on your desired procedure before booking it. Thankfully, there is a lot of great information on the internet available, making this step easier. Be sure to know details about who an ideal candidate is, the cost, any recovery commitments, and possible complications. Also, be sure to view before and after photos and results on people with a similar body type to your own.

Am I Ready for the Recovery?

It is important that you don’t get so caught up in the idea of getting plastic surgery that you do not consider the required downtime. Remember that, after your procedure, you will require downtime and will be sore, swollen, and bruised for some time. If you have children, you must also consider who will help you with their care while you are recovering.

Overall, be sure to consider these things before jumping into a plastic surgery procedure. While plastic surgery can be a positive, life-changing thing, it can also be damaging for those who do it for the wrong reasons.

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Dr. Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, including Tummy Tucks Liposuction Breast Augmentation Brazilian Butt Lifts and Mommy Makeovers. He provides services for the entire Tampa Bay area, including Brandon, Lakeland, Riverview, and Tampa, Florida. To find out more about the procedures near you, please visit Brandonplasticsurgery.com

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