5 Things to consider before plastic surgery

Pre Surgery Considerations

Pre Surgery Considerations

Millions of people worldwide will undergo surgery each year. It is important to be informed about the elective surgery you are considering. All surgeries have potential and inherent risks and of course, benefits. It is important to understand them before deciding whether the procedure is appropriate for you.

In order to manage expectations of how you will feel post surgery, be realistic about the outcome of surgery; remember that surgeons deal solely with the physical aspects of your appearance – unfortunately there is no quick fix for low self-esteem or more serious issues such as body dysmorphia. Realise that no two people look the same. Try not to base your idea of beauty or results on other people and what you see online – set your own standards.


It is imperative that you do your own research relating to the surgery you are wanting, and seek an opinion and options from a qualified medical professional or surgeon beforehand.

Benefits of surgery and how long will results last?

Understand and discuss with your healthcare provider, what are the specific benefits of having your desired surgery and how long the benefits can typically last. Some benefits only last a short time, and could possibly need a second operation, while others may last a lifetime.

Candidates for surgery (procedure depending)

  • You are in good overall general health and wellbeing
  • Be at your optimal and ideal Weight/BMI. Lose the weight and reach your goal well before surgery and maintain post surgery
  • Be physically and mentally healthy and have realistic expectations.
  • Be ready for surgery – Various Pre-existing and current Medical Conditions will not be accepted
  • Heavy smokers will not be accepted for surgery
  • Consider your age particularly if you are under 25 years
    If you are 18-20 years, full parental / guardian consent is required

Realise that results will not be immediate

our body will need time to heal after the procedure. This is not a process that can be rushed, so be patient with yourself and listen to the experts on how you can aid your body through the recovery before you start judging the immediate results.

Inherent and potential risks and complications:

These will vary from patient to patient and includes but not limited to:

  • Reaction to anaesthesia and medications
  • Swelling, bruising, numbness, change in sensations, nerve sensations and/or damage
  • Seroma, haematoma, internal bleeding
    Infection, necrosis, wound separation
  • Poor healing, slow healing, keloid and hypertrophic scarring
  • Asymmetry, sagging of tissue, areola bleed
  • Capsular contracture, implant rotation, malpositioning, stretch marks – (breasts implants)

Please note: any information provided should be used only as an information guide and not CosMediTour giving advice. Do your own valid surgery research to enable you to be fully informed about surgery. CosMediTour Surgery Terms & Conditions apply.

Written by CosMediTour