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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Plastic Surgery

There are numerous reasons why people opt for plastic surgery procedures such as liposuction and facelifts. Some wish to look younger while others are looking to achieve their ideal body shape.

In recent years, plastic surgery has gained popularity due to:

  • Wider accessibility
  • Greater public acceptance for plastic surgery procedures
  • Improved technology and surgical techniques
  • Safer, more affordable procedures

Whatever your aesthetic goals, working with a board-certified plastic surgeon can correct any cosmetic concerns you may have in a safe and highly effective way.


Why Do People Seek Plastic Surgery?

With such wide strides being taken in the field of cosmetic surgery, an increasing number of patients are seeking the help of qualified plastic surgeons to improve and rejuvenate their appearance.

From facelifts and liposuction to less invasive treatments including Botox and dermal fillers, there are many reasons why people are willing to invest time and money in plastic surgery including:


Growing older is an inevitable process. As you age, your skin tends to lose volume, become loose and/or saggy and you may notice wrinkles and fine lines developing.

Fortunately, cosmetic treatments performed by certified plastic surgeons can be extremely effective in reversing any signs of aging, so you can look naturally younger for many more years.

If you have aging concerns, some of the best plastic surgeries to consider include:

Excess Fat Removal

For patients who have experienced significant weight loss and are looking to get rid of any excess skin, there are several body contouring surgeries available to help create a firmer and more proportional physique.

These include:

Volume Loss

Volume loss is one of the main aspects of facial aging (along with sagging and change in skin texture). It occurs when we lose fat in our face and is most pronounced around the eyes and cheekbones.

However, in the hands of an experienced plastic surgeon, there are cosmetic solutions which can be effectively used to plump up selected areas of the face and rejuvenate any sunken features.

The most commonly used treatment are dermal fillers. These can be used as an individual treatment or combined with other procedures such as a facelift, Botox treatment or laser treatments for total rejuvenation.


3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Plastic Surgery

The decision to undergo plastic surgery is not a simple one. Whether it’s a facelift, liposuction or breast augmentation, there are certain requirements you must meet if the procedure is to be done safely and successfully.

Here are 3 questions you should always consider prior to considering any cosmetic treatment:

1. What is my reason for having this surgery?

Plastic surgery requires a significant investment in time, effort and emotion. Before going under the knife, assess why you really want the cosmetic treatment and whether you have realistic expectations of the outcome.

2. Do I have any general health issues that should be discussed with the plastic surgeon?

It is important that any patients undergoing plastic surgery are in good general health. You may not be a candidate for cosmetic procedures if you have:

  • Heart/Lung Disease
  • Hypertension A
  • Severe allergies
  • High Cholesterol
  • An Autoimmune Disease

In addition, if you smoke or drink excessively, you may not be a good candidate for plastic surgery. Be sure to fully discuss your medical and health history with your plastic surgeon before undergoing any cosmetic procedure.

3. Do I understand the risks & limitations of the surgery?

All surgeries come with some risks and it’s important to be fully aware of all limitations before deciding on a particular procedure. The best option is to schedule an appointment with a certified plastic surgeon as they can help discuss your best options and make you feel comfortable with your choice.

Call Today

To find out more about the costs and benefits of our plastic surgery procedures, contact Dr. Adil Ladak today at 780-407-6691.


Dr. Adil Ladak is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Edmonton, Alberta and specializes in a variety of cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures.

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