Questions to Ask Yourself

Is surgery right for you? The following questions will help you determine if you’re ready for plastic surgery:

  • Am I physically healthy, eating right, and not smoking?
  • Am I prepared to make necessary lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking, in order to have my surgery?
  • Do I have realistic expectations for the results of my procedure?
  • Am I exploring plastic surgery for myself or to fit someone else’s ideals?
  • Have I spent time testing my knowledge about plastic surgery and exploring the qualifications of plastic surgeons?
  • Have I told my plastic surgeon about medical conditions, drug allergies, and medical treatments (including those that involve fillers, facial shaping, and Botox)?
  • Have I reviewed with my plastic surgeon my current use of medicines, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, and drugs?
  • Am I ready to do my part to ensure the success of my procedure?
  • Do I know the procedure’s after-effects and recovery time?
  • Do I have a responsible adult to care for me for at least 24 hours (or as long as recommended) after my procedure?
  • Have all my questions been thoroughly addressed by my plastic surgeon?
  • Have I read, understood, and signed informed consent documents for my procedure?