Individuals in good general health are typically good candidates for cosmetic surgery. It is very important for prospective patients to have realistic expectations for their cosmetic results. During your consultation with Dr. Mazzara, it is important to openly discuss your previous medical history, plastic surgery goals and any concerns you have so that he can make an informed and realistic assessment about your candidacy for cosmetic surgery.
If you are considering cosmetic surgery, you must be honest with yourself. Exactly why do you want surgery? And, what are your goals for surgery − what do you expect plastic surgery to do for you?
There are two categories of patients who are good candidates for surgery. The first includes patients with a strong self-image, who are bothered by a physical characteristic that they'd like to improve or change. After surgery, these patients feel good about the results and maintain a positive image about themselves.
The second category includes patients who have a physical defect or cosmetic flaw that has diminished their self-esteem over time. These patients may adjust rather slowly after surgery, as rebuilding confidence takes time. However, as they adjust, these patients' self-image is strengthened, sometimes dramatically.
It's important to remember that plastic surgery can create both physical changes and and changes in self-esteem. If you are seeking surgery with the hope of influencing a change in someone other than yourself, you might end up disappointed. It is possible that friends and loved ones will respond positively to your change in appearance and self-confidence, however understand and accept that cosmetic surgery will not cause dramatic changes in people other than you.
Set up an appointment with Dr. Mazzara to determine if cosmetic surgery is appropriate for you.