After being in the field of plastic surgery for many years, we have met with potential patients. The majority of the people we see during a free consultation have one or more of the following thoughts.

Thoughts People Have Before Plastic Surgery - Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of NY

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By reading this blog post, our hope is that you won’t feel alone in the thoughts you are having as you decide whether or not plastic surgery is the right choice for you.

I want to change my look, but I’m scared I won’t look the way I want it.

This fear is common and while we can’t predict your EXACT results, but we can come pretty close. Most patients who elect to have plastic surgery with our team are extremely happy and highly satisfied with their results. If you’re curious about rough estimates for the general population, the website RealSelf.com has ratings called “Was It Worth It?” where you can view the percentage of people who said that their procedure turned out how they wanted it to.

What will people think? What if they think less of me because of it?

This is your life. You deserve to be happy with yourself. If changes to your appearance make you happy, it doesn’t matter what other people think. You are you, and what you think of yourself is more important than what others think of you.

I’m scared something will go wrong during the procedure.

Plastic surgery is surgery, so there is always a small risk that something could go wrong. However, we take every measure possible to ensure you are healthy enough for the procedure and are kept safe during it. While we can’t eliminate all risks, we do our best to mitigate them as much as possible.

One of the ways we accomplish this is by offering many of our procedures without the use of general anesthesia. Removal of its use helps eliminate general anesthesia-related side effects and complications.

It’s a lot of money. Will it be worth my investment?

This depends on what the value of plastic surgery means to you. Some people believe their money is well spent because it’s an investment in their happiness, while others don’t believe their happiness is worth the cost. This is a personal decision and it may take time to decide if it is something you want to do with your money.

Financing options are always a consideration because the procedure cost can be dividing into low monthly payments and be paid off over time.

I’m good. I did my research and I really want the procedure. Now what?

People who are ready to move forward with a free consultation should contact us. Our expert cosmetic and plastic surgeons will give you all of the information you need about the procedure including pre-operative and post operative considerations, financing options, and scheduling your surgery date and time.

Many thoughts go through people’s minds when they are in the decision making process. If you would like help with it, please do not hesitate to contact us – even if you are not sure whether you want to do it yet. We are here not only to perform plastic and cosmetic surgery, but to educate you.