Much like with anything in our society, it’s easy to get carried away. And, the more money you have, the easier it can be to blow it on new hobbies or addictions that really won’t make you any happier. When it comes to plastic surgery, many individuals tend to get carried away. They start with something small like a filler and then slowly ease into larger facial and body reconstructive surgeries until before they know it, they can no longer recognize the person staring back at them in the mirror. If you’re considering getting plastic surgery but are worried you’ll get addicted and carried away, try these steps to a healthier approach.
- The Difference Between What You Want and What You’re Told You Want
Before you go into the plastic surgeon’s office or before you even discuss the prospect of plastic surgery with anybody you know or love, decide what things about yourself you would like to change or enhance. For example, have you always wanted a smaller nose and larger breasts? By understanding what you yourself want, you can help to kick out any excess voices telling you to change something else. Although it might be difficult to stand firm in regards to sticking to only the procedures you want, you will end up with the results that matter and that you are happy with.
- Start Small
If you’re worried about the aging appearance of your face, the best thing to do is start small. Instead of immediately jumping under the knife to try to tighten your skin on your face, try something more subtle like facial fillers. By starting small, you might be so impressed with the results of fillers like Botox and Juvederm, that you might completely forego getting a larger reconstructive surgery altogether.
- Take Time to Think
One of the biggest mistakes that people make when it comes to plastic surgery, is that they rush into the whole process. What’s the rush? Make sure that you are taking time to really digest the prospect of surgery and think about why you’re getting the surgery done and if the outcome will make you happier. Once you leave your initial consultation, tell the doctor that you would like to mull it over for a day or two before booking your first appointment— that way you won’t feel like you’re being pressured or coerced into anything.
Plastic surgery can be addicting much like anything else. If you are considering getting any form of plastic surgery done but are worried that you might become addicted, try the above three tips.
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