Making the decision to have plastic surgery requires careful planning and consideration. It is important that patients are as informed and prepared as possible prior to having a procedure done. Here are 6 things to consider before having plastic surgery:

1. Don’t Do It for All the Wrong Reasons
Cosmetic surgery is elective surgery, meaning that it is medically unnecessary. You should want to improve a certain part of your body that bothers you. Cosmetic surgery should be done to please nobody but you!

2. Don’t Do It Until You Are Ready
Surgery, even cosmetic surgery, can be tough on your body. You should be in good health and minor disorders such as high blood pressure should be under control prior to any operation. Be sure to exhaust all other options, such as diet and exercise, before having surgery, as that may solve your issues.

3. Don’t Ask To Look Like Somebody Else
Each patient has specific physical characteristics and traits that define them, and that’s a good thing. A competent plastic surgeon will try to refine or enhance certain body parts to improve one’s overall look, not mold them after another person.

4. Don’t Do Too Much
Good plastic surgery improves or enhances body parts in an artistic and natural fashion. A sensible breast augmentation or facelift can provide an impressive and satisfying result. Facial fillers and Botox® offer an excellent option for facial wrinkles. However, combining too many procedures can make you start to look unnatural and unlike yourself.

5. Do Your Research
I can’t stress enough the importance of selecting a board-certified plastic surgeon with appropriate training and experience. While a doctor may be certified in another specialty, this does not mean that (s)he has experience in plastic surgery. Please do your research, check reviews, and ask around for recommendations.
Kole Plastic Surgery has 27 Google Reviews – Read Here.  Dr. Kole is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon.

6. Do it in a Safe Place
Be certain that your surgeon operates in a facility that is licensed by the state. Cosmetic surgery should be done at an ambulatory surgical center. Don’t be shy about inquiring about these important safety factors. The Kole Plastic Surgery Center has been a licensed Ambulatory Surgical Center by the PA Department of Health since 2005.