Not everyone is a good candidate for plastic surgery. A knowledgeable skilled plastic surgeon is an expert, and his/her examination of your skin, overall general health, risk consideration and your expectations will be major factors in determining if you would be a good candidate for plastic surgery.
If you have serious health issues such as autoimmune diseases, previous allergic reactions, depression, bleeding disorders, diabetes, heart disease, or high blood pressure, the risks may override any benefits. Other health factors that will be considered include your age, weight (over or under), lack of exercise, and if you smoke or drink too much. Your safety is our utmost concern, and sometimes that means postponing or not preforming plastic surgery.
You may be advised to make certain changes prior to surgery to insure the best possible outcome. These may include smokers quitting two or more weeks before surgery and to not smoke for another two or more weeks after the surgery, or getting your weight to the closest possible optimum range for your height.
The ideal candidate is:
- Near their ideal weight
- In good general health
- A non-smoker
- Smart about their general diet
- Regular and consistent in their weekly exercise
- Psychologically healthy
- Open about their health history, prior surgeries and medications
- Realistic in their expectations for high quality, long term results
- Knowledgeable about the procedures, recovery times, post-surgery care plans and risks
Discussions about your health, lifestyle, medications, supplements, level of exercise and general health are critical. No surgery is without risks. Your surgeon can help you find the best options possible for you, physically and mentally. The best results are tailored to fit your particular and unique anatomy and features. The right procedure, at the right time will produce the satisfying results you are after, and will ensure that your expectations surrounding these results are realistic.