When meeting with patients in the Capizzi MD office, a common question is: “should I get cosmetic surgery?” While we are surgical practice, we also have a holistic approach to this medicine as we help guide patients to the answer that is right for them. At the end of the day, our mission is to help people feel good in their own skin, both with and without surgery. When assisting patients with this decision, we make sure to discuss the following factors with them thoroughly to assess what is going to be the best fit for their needs:
Medical & Lifestyle Evaluation – Making Sure You’re a Good Candidate
An obligatory step in the process is a comprehensive medical evaluation. Your surgeon will assess your overall health to ensure you are medically fit for the procedure. Part of the evaluation will include a discussion about any existing medical conditions, allergies, and medications you are taking.
In the same vein, everyone’s lifestyle is incredibly varied and different! Some patients are 20 years old looking to feel better in bathing suits, some patients are 60 years old and interested in full face rejuvenation. Some people have a gang of children to keep track of, while others choose a pack of dogs. Some women have daily CrossFit workouts, while others choose yoga. And the list goes on! Depending on your lifestyle, type of work you do, and what is important to you, we help guide patients on assessing every aspect of their lives to make the best decision regarding cosmetic surgery.
Expectations – Understanding that Cosmetic Surgery is not a Cure-All
The key to a positive cosmetic surgery experience lies in setting realistic expectations. And with that in mind, let’s delve into what you should expect when choosing cosmetic surgery.
As part of your pre-operative discussions, your surgeon must thoroughly educate you on the potential side-effects, complications, and risks associated with your chosen surgery. This might encompass problems related to anesthesia, infection, scarring, or dissatisfaction with the visual outcome. Comprehending these risks is crucial in making an informed decision.
You should also anticipate a recovery period following your procedure. It’s essential to understand how long this period might last and what kind of aftercare will be needed. The span and complexity of the recovery process can vary widely, depending on the type of surgery.
Lastly, cosmetic surgeries can be a financial undertaking. It is vital to anticipate the total cost of the procedure, from pre-surgery consultations to post-operative care, including any potential complications. It’s important to confirm whether your health insurance covers the procedure before going ahead.
Cosmetic Surgery At Capizzi MD
At Capizzi MD, you will notice that you are given a packet of information to take home with you at the end of any consultation appointment. We know that if it’s your first time, there’s a lot of information that is given to you in a very short period of time! To encourage confidence in your decision, we send you home with as much information as possible so that you can sit with it in a safe space and consider all your options.
The decision to undergo cosmetic surgery should never be taken lightly. It is a significant commitment that, while filled with the potential for self-improvement, also carries certain risks and demands careful consideration. Some thought-provoking questions to ponder might include: Are you a suitable candidate for the procedure you’re interested in? and What is your true motivation behind this decision?
Curious about cosmetic surgery? Interested in chatting with a member of our Patient Care team? Give our office a call at 704-655-8988 to chat about your goals, pricing, or anything else you may be wondering.