The Do’s and Do Not’s of Cosmetic Surgery

Undergoing cosmetic surgery is a very serious decision. Even though sacrifices can be made in the name of beauty, one must consider all the risks and necessary procedures that must be followed before and after surgery to ensure a healthy and safe outcome.

With that in mind, here are the definitive things you should and shouldn’t do when considering plastic surgery for yourself or a loved one.


Familiarise yourself with the risks – No surgery is 100% without risk. Understand what could happen if things go wrong and it might make you change your mind. If something does go wrong and it isn’t your fault, however, you might be liable to file a no win no fee medical negligence claim.

Consider your motivation – Why are you considering this surgery? Is it to bolster your own self-esteem or is it something you’ve been talked into by somebody else? There’s also a lot of talk circling currently about how social media influences our decisions.

Research the doctor/carers/clinic – Do your homework and ensure that the plastic surgeon or clinic like Burt & Will Plastic Surgery and Dermatology in Burr Ridge, IL that will be using your body as a canvas is proficient and skilled enough to do so without incident. Not all doctors have experience with every procedure, find one that has experience in the surgery you’re looking for, a vaginal rejuvenation for example is not something every plastic surgeon offers, do your research and go for a service like this one that offers vaginal rejuvenation in Edmonton, Alberta. You might also want to look into the carers and clinic involved. A doctor who recently attended a plastic surgery conference may be a good candidate.

Make sure you have enough time to recover – It is going to take at least a few weeks until you’re feeling like yourself again. Make sure you can afford to take the time off work or any other commitments and that there is nothing that will cause any undue stress during your recovery period.

Do not’s

Go for it if you aren’t 100% healthy – There are many complications that can arise from surgery that are going to be further compounded if you’re not at a peak level of health and fitness.

Make cost the most important factor – If you are looking for the cheapest possible option then plastic surgery is probably not right for you. It’s a serious procedure and is expensive for a reason. If it’s too expensive then it’s obviously not important enough for you to be going through with it in the first place.

Expect miracles – Plastic surgeons are certainly artists but they are not magicians. Don’t expect to look like a Kardashian sibling after one procedure. It is going to take a lot of time and effort on the part of the doctors and yourself until you will be happy with the results.

Let your friends/family be the ‘armchair doctors’ – While it’s certainly important to seek guidance and support from your loved ones, don’t let them give you any advice unless they are legitimate trained medical professionals. Even then take it with a pinch of salt as they are too close to have a subjective opinion.

Rachel Bartee

Rachel Bartee is a blogger and freelance writer dreaming of a tour round the world to write a story of her greatest life adventure. For the time being, she feels inspired by her daily yoga sessions and studies Interpersonal Relationships.