Before undergoing any type of cosmetic surgery procedure, it’s important to establish whether you’re doing it for the right reasons. Any good cosmetic surgeon will also want to talk about your reasons for having the surgery. Why? Because going under the knife is a major decision and it isn’t one you should take lightly.
There are right and wrong reasons for wanting to change your appearance. If you end up doing it for the wrong ones, you could end up regretting it or at the very least, be unhappy with the results. Below you’ll discover both the right and the wrong reasons to opt for plastic surgery.
Are you doing it for yourself or to please somebody else?
The answer to this question isn’t always straightforward. Initially you might think you’re doing it for yourself, but if deep down the reason you want to change is to look good for other people, it might not be a good idea. You could end up changing one thing and then find you’re unhappy with something else.
Cosmetic surgery can get addictive, especially if you’re focused on pleasing other people. It’s your body so you need to look how you want to look.
How long have you wanted the surgery?
This is another important question you need to ask yourself. If you’ve been longing for bigger breasts for years for example, then a breast augmentation could be a good option. However, if you’ve only just decided to get bigger breasts on a whim, it would be worth waiting a while and doing as much research as you can. Cosmetic surgery on a whim is never a good idea.
Are you expecting the procedure to change your life?
Many people believe once they have the surgery, it will change their life. In some cases this might be true, mostly for those seeking reconstructive surgery. However, a cosmetic surgery in most cases will not magically change your life. All your troubles and worries will still be there; you’ll just look different.
To sum it up, good reasons for having plastic surgery include if it’s purely something you are doing for yourself and you’ve spent years properly considering all the risks and outcomes of the surgery. Bad reasons for having it done include wanting to please others, make yourself more attractive to a partner or if you’re doing it on impulse.
Overall you need to be completely honest with yourself. Never rush into a procedure. Always talk through your reasons with a surgeon prior to booking the surgery.