Plastic Surgery- 10 Most Important Things You Should Know Before You Decide To Undergo The Knife

Plastic Surgery

woman's face being worked upon by plastic surgeons

Plastic surgery is probably the fastest way to contour your body or turn the clock back on your face; or in simple terms, enhance your appearance. It surely has helped many men and women to look their best and improve their confidence.

However, plastic surgery is a surgery after all; and thus should be taken seriously. It surely helps improve your appearance but you must realize that not everyone is a good candidate and that it has its own limitations.

Also noteworthy is the fact that the aim of the plastic surgery is to improve your body or appearance and not make you like someone else or give you the perfection!

Research has shown that people who have realistic expectations and know about the procedure well are the happiest after the operation. It is thus very important to know about the procedure properly and important things associated with your procedure.

The decision to undergo the knife becomes all the more crucial and sometimes overwhelming if you are travelling abroad for your makeover.

Here is the list of 10 Most important things you must know before you consider going under the knife in your country or before you get plastic surgery abroad.

1.    Your reason for undergoing Plastic Surgery

The foremost thing to know rather ask yourself is “Why you wish to undergo the Knife?”

If your answer to this question can be objectively defined; for example, to improve the appearance of your nose, or to get rid of the overhang of the tummy after your pregnancies and deliveries, or to enhance the size of your breasts, you are on the right path.

However, if the answer is to “Get my dream job, or to teach a lesson to my husband who cheated on me” you are mistaken.

This is because cosmetic surgery would surely improve your appearance if you are concerned about a specific part of your body, but will not change your life.

2.    Your Expectations

All cosmetic surgeons across the world will tell you to have realistic expectations from plastic surgery. You should look for improvement and not perfection. If you have realistic expectations, the probability of being satisfied after the procedure is very high.

However, if you expect plastic surgery to turn you into a celebrity, or like someone else, the probability of disappointment is also very high.

3.    Your candidacy

You must know if you are a good candidate for the procedure you wish to undergo. For example, you may wish to get a tummy tuck done to get rid of the paunch and overhang of your tummy, but if you are grossly overweight, you may not be a good candidate for tummy tuck; or you wish to rejuvenate your face through a facelift but are a heavy smoker, you would not be a good candidate to undergo the facelift.

It is thus very important to know whether you are a good candidate for the procedure you wish to undergo and what kind of results can you expect.

4.    Cost of plastic surgery

Aesthetic or cosmetic surgery is usually most of the times not covered by health insurance.  The cost depends upon the type of procedure, how extensive the operation is to be performed, surgeon and his experience and where would the operation be done and is all borne by you yourself!

It is very important to take into account all associated costs of the surgery-that includes surgeon’s fees, hospital charges, post-op care, medicines, compression garments, the time taken off work etc. If you are travelling overseas for the surgery, take into account the cost of accommodation, flights, visa etc.

5.    Risks involved in the procedure

Like any other surgery, plastic surgery too carries some risks. Bleeding, infection at the surgical site are the most common risk factors. You must discuss the possible risks and complications from the surgery you wish to undergo with your treating doctor.

6.    Recovery

However advanced techniques or technology be used, there is bound to be some downtime after the surgery. It is important to understand what would the recovery entail and what to expect during the recovery.

You would take a few days or sometimes many weeks to fully recover from the surgery. It is thus very important to know and understand how your recovery would affect your personal and professional life.

If you have chosen to travel abroad for the procedure, take into account how long would you need to stay in that country before you can fly back.

7.    Your surgeon

The success of your cosmetic surgery depends to a great extent on the surgeon you choose. It is often said that a good cosmetic surgery begins with choosing a good surgeon.

A good plastic surgeon would not only understand your requirements well, suggest the best procedures for you, but would give the best results based on your requirements.

There is a list of questions you must know before you choose the surgeon who would operate on you. This should include:

  • Surgeon’s credentials- His qualification and if he is specialized to perform cosmetic surgery. You must also know if he is a board certified or equivalent cosmetic surgeon.
  • Experience- how many years of experience does he have in the field
  • Number of procedures performed- how many similar procedures has he performed till date
  • Associations- Which associations or memberships does he hold
  • Does he understand and speak your language
  • Speak with the surgeon- If you have chosen for cosmetic surgery abroad, t is best to speak with the treating surgeon or best to have a video chat with him to make sure you are comfortable with him

8.    About the Facility

It is important to know about the hospital/ clinic where your procedure shall be done- how big is the facility, whether you would have a room to yourself, if emergencies can be handled and if the facility is accredited.

9.    About the Destination, if you are choosing Plastic Surgery Abroad

Choose a destination not only on the basis of cost but take into account factors such as connectivity, safety, language, the credibility of the surgeons and the experience of other medical tourists.

Only after you are convinced about the surgeon, the hospital and your safety, choose the destination.

10.  About the medical tourism company you are dealing with

Always make sure that you choose to travel with a reputed and professional medical tourism company for your plastic surgery abroad. They would not only be a guide but a true ‘friend’ in an unknown country.

They shall guide you through the process, help you choose the best surgeon and the hospital, help you with the visa and arrange everything for you.

Plastic Surgery in India

India has now become the most attractive destination for cosmetic surgery, owing to skill and qualification of surgeons and extremely low cost of plastic surgery in India.

A lot of people from UK, US, Australia, New Zealand and other countries are choosing India as their medical tourism destination because of the advantages the country offers.

Here are a Few things to keep in mind when choosing Plastic surgery in India

Remember choosing the right surgeon and right provider is very important for a successful outcome. Let the cost not be the only deciding factor, as corrective surgery may prove to be much expensive later.

IndiCure is the most renowned provider of plastic surgery in India. With hundreds of happy patients from more than 30 countries, IndiCure understands your expectations well.

For more information about your plastic surgery in India, write to us at m or call us at +91-932-003-6777 (India number) or +1-877-270-2448 (US Toll-Free). You can also talk to us at Skype@IndiCure