How to have a successful plastic surgery procedure by A. Abraham Levin, MD of Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York.

Satisfaction with your plastic surgery results has a lot to do with your mindset going into it. Positivity can go a long way, but it’s not always easy to maintain.

Fears about surgery can turn to negative self-talk. Your anxiety may lead you to believe you still won’t be happy with your looks after plastic surgery. You may even convince yourself that nothing can make you look the way you desire.

This negative self-talk can be detrimental to a successful plastic surgery experience. Don’t allow yourself to sabotage your opportunity to achieve your aesthetic goals. Plastic surgery may be the only option you have to change the way you look, and thus the way you feel about yourself. Try to be happy that the option is available to you.

How to Stay Positive Going Into Plastic Surgery

How to Mentally Prepare Yourself for Plastic Surgery Blog By Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of NY located in Long Island and NYC

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To help you keep a positive mindset, so you can have the best plastic surgery experience possible, consider these tips.

Ask Lots of Questions

Many people begin thinking negatively when they are unsure of what to expect. Your plastic or cosmetic surgeon knows all of the answers to your questions pertaining to your surgery, so don’t be afraid to ask. The more you know, the better you will feel about the entire process.


Ask yourself why you want plastic surgery, and whether or not you are ready for it. Only you can answer those questions. If you have too many doubts or feel as though you’re being pushed to do it by either a person or a situation, you may want to reconsider. Plastic surgery in our New York City and Long Island centers is a permanent decision, and one that should only be made if you are the person desiring the changes that surgery will bring.

Speak to a Therapist

If you’re not completely sure you want plastic surgery, a mental health professional can help you decide. A counselor’s job is not to tell you what to do, but rather to help you decide what to do. He or she will ask you questions, and as you answer them, you will likely realize your true motivations for plastic surgery.

Remind Yourself Why You Want It

Fear can make you forget why you wanted to seek plastic surgery in the first place. Write down why you initially decided to seek out cosmetic improvement. You can then read it as many times as you need to bolster your confidence as the day of surgery approaches.

It’s important to understand that you are not the only one who has doubts about going through with plastic surgery. An operation of any kind can be a scary thing. However, millions of people successfully go through with it every year, and those who choose Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York are extremely satisfied with their results.

Contact our experienced plastic and cosmetic surgeons in Manhattan (New York City) or Commack, Long Island today. Our expert team of aesthetic professionals will answer all of your questions to help you make a well-informed decision. Our offices are open from morning until evening, Monday through Saturday for your convenience.

We look forward to helping you have a successful and exceptionally positive plastic surgery experience with us!

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