Are You A Good Candidate for Cosmetic Surgery?
As tempting as it might be to undergo cosmetic surgery to uncover the real ‘you,’ it’s always a good idea to take baby steps when considering having any type of surgery. If you’re looking for advice on this subject, then your best course of action is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sessa in Sarasota.
Cosmetic surgery can and should be beneficial for the patient, but it’s not always in the best interests of a patient to have a particular type of surgery. This is when you need the advice, and perhaps intervention, of a fully-qualified plastic surgeon.
Although the cosmetic enhancements available today have made huge advances over those available pre-Millennium, it’s still important that you realize plastic surgery isn’t magic. There are limitations when it comes to reshaping and redefining certain parts of your body or removing stubborn fat.
This should be a case of stating the obvious, but it’s surprising how some people misunderstand that cosmetic surgery requires that you be in good health before having the procedure. So if you’re a heavy smoker or drinker, overly obese, diabetic, or suffer from a serious health condition, then you may not be a suitable candidate for cosmetic surgery. Surgery of any kind still places a strain on your body, and being in poor health dramatically increases your risk of infection, or other health complications.
Let’s take a look at what qualifies a person as being a suitable candidate for the most popular types of plastic surgery:
If your nose has an obvious imperfection, or is far bigger than you’d like, then you’re probably a suitable candidate for a “nose job.” People involved in contact sports or anyone with very thick skin isn’t suitable for this type of cosmetic procedure.
People who are ideal candidates for having their lips augmented are those who are either young enough to want bigger lips or old enough that their lips have thinned naturally with time.
When you’ve reached an age where your skin has started to soften around your face, neck or chin then you’re probably a suitable candidate for plastic surgery. Removing folds of skin from around your face is where this type of surgery excels, but it does not halt the aging process. Being extremely overweight will normally make you an unsuitable candidate for this type of surgery.
This type of procedure is best suited for removing puffy or drooping skin from your eyelids. A typical example of this is the removal of “bags” from underneath your eyes. What this type of surgery is not designed for is the removal of crows feet or dark circles from under or near your eyelids.
Remember that expert advice and guidance on the above procedures is available today from Dr. Sessa’s office in Sarasota. Cosmetic surgery isn’t something anyone should ever undertake lightly, or without proper medical advice in advance.