Why You Should Plan Ahead for Cosmetic Surgery

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Surgery is always a big deal, and if great results are your goal, you should not rush the process. You need to follow some steps to ensure that you have a safe procedure with the results you love. It would help if you started planning for your cosmetic procedure, expecting that scheduling an appointment with a good doctor may take a few months. To have a successful cosmetic surgery with superb results, consider following the steps below.

Do Some Research to get the Right Plastic Surgeon

It would help if you had several days or weeks to do some research and finalize a list of competent surgeons you may want to consult. This is because surgeons have different areas of expertise; in fact, no laws prevent any doctor from performing cosmetic surgery. Therefore, you have to make sure that the American Board pf Plastic Surgery certifies the surgeons you visit. It would be best if you considered surgeons who have experience in the areas of specialization. Be sure to check if they perform the procedure you often desire.

Schedule a Consultation Session

Talented and reputable surgeons are typically busy and may take several weeks from the time you call before an appointment is available. It would be best if you planned early enough to avoid any inconvenience and be patient, because it will be worth the wait. You are going to get great value out of consultation with a knowledgeable surgeon. If you are going to meet up with several sought-after surgeons, the time frame could expand. Ask if there is a cancellation so that you may get called in earlier.

Surgery Date With the Best Surgeon

A highly rated surgeon is likely to be booked for weeks or months ahead. Do not go with the temptation of choosing the surgeon who will be available more quickly. Instead, it would help if you made sure the cosmetic surgeon you are going to pick is the most qualified to perform the procedure you want. Waiting for a few more weeks is worth it to get the results you will love for the rest of your life. If you are a smoker, try quitting at least six weeks before your surgery, because nicotine impairs healing, which could put your health at great risk. You may be disappointed initially waiting to have a surgery, but this is a blessing in disguise. Besides, you will have a lot of time to prepare for surgery without feeling rushed.

Recovery Time Frame

Recovery time will depend on the procedure you have gone through, your healing rate, and how diligently you are following the instructions given to you by your plastic surgeon. If you aim to look great for a particular occasion, consider the date and your own goals when scheduling surgery. Doing this will ensure that you allow ample time to adequately recover. Do not make a mistake of trying to schedule a surgery during the pre-planned time off. Keep in mind that surgery takes one day, but recovery takes several days. As such, you should have a surgery right before your scheduled break and use the break period for recovery.

Schedule a Consultation

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Wallach, call (212) 861-6400.

Steven Wallach MD

Steven Wallach MD

Dr. Wallach is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in performing cosmetic procedures of the face, breast and body. As one of the cutting edge experts in the field, Dr. Wallach consults on a regular basis with people in the beauty, media, and publishing worlds.

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