Plastic surgery, which includes surgical and nonsurgical procedures, can improve your physical appearance and confidence, making daily life and healthy habits easier. However, plastic surgery may not be for everyone and it is important to be fully prepared. Here are a few important things to consider before plastic surgery and what to ask during your consultation.


If you enter the plastic surgery process expecting perfection, you could end up disappointed. However plastic surgery can create life changing and long lasting results that can help you lead a happier, healthier, lifestyle. While surgeons can improve the outside appearance of your body, plastic surgery is not a quick fix for low self-esteem or body dysmorphia happening on the inside. It is important to consider plastic surgery for the right reasons based on your goals and values and talk with your surgeon about realistic expectations for your procedure.


Since plastic surgery is not covered by most health insurance plans, you will want to consider the expense of the procedure you want done. Be sure to ask about the cost of the procedure as well as any post-surgery costs during your consultation. Before considering plastic surgery, make sure you have the financial stability to support your decision.


While your plastic surgeon will do everything they can to minimize risks and leave you satisfied with the outcome, it is important to recognize the possible risks involved. Like with any surgery, plastic surgery leaves risk for infection at the surgical site and excessive bleeding. To reduce risks, be sure to go to a board-certified surgeon who you trust and feel comfortable with. Don’t be afraid to ask questions during your consultation and pre-surgery.


Depending on the procedure you choose to have done, you could be in recovery for days, weeks, or in some cases even months. It is important to be prepared for the physical as well as emotional effects of post-surgery by discussing recovery time during your consultation and making sure you are in good physical and mental health beforehand. Be prepared to follow closely any post-surgery care instructions provided to you to ensure a full recovery.

If you think you’re ready for plastic surgery, Contact Dr. Bohley today to schedule your first consultation.