Dr. Adam Basner and the staff here at The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland know that undergoing plastic surgery is not a decision that you will have taken lightly. If you are considering plastic surgery, you most certainly should take your time and give it give it deep thought and deliberation. However, these days, it has become common place, almost as effortlessly as going to a drive-through to order food. Where plastic surgery was once considered a luxury for the rich and famous, everyday people from all walks of life are having cosmetic procedures performed. It can be easy to forget just how serious a cosmetic operation can be.
At The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland, we encourage our patients to research as much on their own the particulars of the cosmetic procedure they want and ask Dr. Basner questions before they go under knife. You need to be sure that the decision you make is right for you and that you are doing it for the reasons that are for you, not somebody else.
You can't make a rush decision when choosing plastic surgery, regardless what procedure it is. You want to be in a stable, state of mind, calm and at ease with yourself and your life. Choosing to have plastic surgery immediately have you came out of a failed relationship is not good timing. Remember, this is something that you can hit the reset or escape button, no matter the outcome, it is something you'll have to live with going forward. For anyone considering plastic surgery, it is of the utmost importance to be emotionally in a good place.
So in addition to asking you what procedure you are considering and interested in, Dr. Basner will ask you why you want that particular procedure. He will ask you exactly what are you expectations of the results of your plastic surgery and he will give you honest, informed feedback and advise. He may have recommendations and suggest that you take some time to think things over and perhaps come back for another consultation before scheduling your procedure.
You need to be certain that the reasons you have decided to have plastic surgery are well worth the expense and the recovery period. Have you recently suffered an illness such as breast cancer? Having partial or complete breast removal will make a person, man or woman, self-conscious of their bodies. So while the mastectomy saved their lives, their lives have changed and reconstructive surgery can help with the emotional state of this illness in that it gives the person back the visual effects of their body.
Persons who have been in an accident and suffered permanent damage to their face or other parts of their body can have devastating effects as well. They survived the accident and while grateful to be alive, the scars can be reminders of an incident they would just as soon forget. Many times, an accident can leave a person with very obvious and apparent results that make them self-conscious. Plastic surgery offers them the opportunity to have their old face and body back, or as much of it as possible.
Just as important as deciding to have any plastic surgery performed, you need to make sure you know the post-surgery effects as well. Prepare yourself and know that the results you see won't be visible right away. You should prepare yourself for the post-surgery pain too. While Dr. Basner will prescribe pain medication to help you, plastic surgery is a serious surgery and it is more to recover from than having a tooth pulled. You should expect some bruising and swelling, which will subside for most patients within a few days.
In addition to your consultation with Dr. Basner, research and read as much as possible about the procedure you are considering and plastic surgery overall. There are many public forums on the internet where you can read about the experiences other people have had, good and bad. The more you know, the more informed and prepared you are, the quicker your recovery will be and the happier you will be with the results. Remember that each patient is different and each patient's results will be different as well. Dr. Basner's experience and skills will give you the results that can give you a new start in life or just freshen up the life you have and love now.
Call us today at The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland and make your consultation appointment. The sooner you meet with Dr. Basner, the sooner you can get on with your new looks.