Overcoming Fear: Common Cosmetic Surgery Fears
How to overcome them and stop them from ruining YOUR chances of the Life Changing Procedures
A Little Insight:
Have you always dreamed of undergoing a Cosmetic surgery or Plastic Surgery? Or even having Liposuction or Body Sculpting to reduce the fat bulges from your belly, hips or thighs?
These options can have a life changing effect not only physically but emotionally, educationally and socially. After all it’s definitely not an uncertainty at the start of each year to be ALL about YOU and changing you for the better wellbeing and pretty much reinventing yourself.
Whatever the options you choose for yourself are to be self- improvements, whether it is for a personal enhancement, generic deformity, re balancing or even as little as fixing a scar. In this day and age you have FAR more options than your parents did in the years gone by.
So if you do want to feel better about your breasts or tummy after having children, losing significant weight or reducing the impact on aging skin there are a number of ways and procedures WE can help you, BUT if you’re like most of us there will always be a certain fear and even anxiety lingering around the thought of going ahead.
Ways to Overcome your Fear
- Speak with a patient that has had the same or similar surgery. Research and ask them of ways to ease the after pain, ways to do certain things, what they would have changed, would have they gone bigger, smaller, tighter etc.
- Choose a surgeon that you have heard good feedback on. One that you can talk to about ANY enquiry or doubts that you may have. You want to make sure you are confident in the surgeon you have chosen.
- Learn/Study about the procedure you are wanting so that you have a detailed understanding of the risks or what to expect and how you may feel afterward, ways to improve your recovery time and ways to reduce scarring.
- Not falling for the lure of cheap or discounted surgery by an unknown doctor or unfamiliar place overseas that may not have met requirements. Make sure you do your research on the surgeon, hospital an even your agency you are booking through.
It is important to remember that anxiety is temporary and those scary emotions and physical reactions to your fear will pass and subside eventually. Learning that can sometimes be enough to understand and overcome your fears.
Things to Prepare for After the Procedure
- Take the necessary and recommended time off of work and plan for appropriate child care.
- Freeze some pre-cooked meals in the freezer so that your family has some healthy home cooked meals that can be popped into the oven or microwave
- Set up your recovery station and have plenty of water, books, movies and whatever else you think you will need while resting and recovering.
- Don’t be afraid to ask your family and friends for assistance and remind yourself that the recovery time is only temporary.
If you take the time to follow the steps listed above in preparation for your procedure you may even overcome your fears all together and in time for the big day you’ll be feeling refreshed and at ease.
Are you ready to take the big step? Feel free to contact one of our friendly consultants who can advise you on all the specifics and help you every step of the way.