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Are You A Good Candidate For Cosmetic Surgery?

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  • May 28, 2019

Are you considering enhancing your appearance with plastic surgery? Here are 5 signs that you’re a great candidate for such cosmetic procedures.

From traditional plastic surgeries, such as facelifts, nose jobs, and breast augmentation, to newer and less invasive injectables such as Botox and tissue fillers, cosmetic surgery is becoming increasingly popular amongst patients of all ages looking to enhance their aesthetic appearance.

Apart from it’s obvious aesthetic benefits, opting for plastic surgery can be very beneficial and has been shown to:

  • Boost confidence
  • Improve physical and mental health
  • Enhance quality of life
  • Promote social and professional success


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At our Edmonton clinic, our board-certified plastic surgeon is experienced in a wide range of plastic surgery treatments, from facelifts and body contouring to cosmetic skin treatments. Whatever your needs, we have the state-of-the-art equipment and knowledge to help you reach all your aesthetic goals in a safe manner.

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4 Signs Plastic Surgery is Right For You

When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, cosmetic procedures are a safe and effective way to achieve all your long-term aesthetic goals, be it anti-aging or body contouring. However, it’s important to remember that not everyone is a suitable candidate for such treatment.

While your surgeon will assess your candidacy during a one-on-one consultation, you should still take the necessary steps to determine if this is the right path for you. Here are 4 criteria that will help you establish if you’re a good candidate for the procedure you want:


1. You Are in Good Health

The most important consideration to make when deciding if cosmetic surgery is right for you is if you’re healthy enough to undergo the procedure. Plastic surgery may be risky if you:

  • Have a compromised immune system
  • Smoke
  • Are overweight
  • Have a shaky medical history
  • Are susceptible to negative reactions to anaesthetic or certain types of medication

Always be transparent with your plastic surgeon. Before undergoing any procedure, it is critical that your plastic surgeon is fully informed of your medical history. This will ensure your safety.


2. You Must Be Emotionally Prepared

Most people are ready for the physical toll surgery can take on you, but did you know that it can also impact your mental health? Before undergoing any treatment, you must ensure that you’re emotionally prepared for the journey, as this will help you go through the process with greater ease and comfort.


5 Tips For Emotionally Preparing Yourself For Cosmetic Treatment

  • Do extensive research about your desired procedure and your plastic surgeon, so you’re well-informed.
  • Always ask questions and address your concerns with the surgeon. This will keep you as comfortable as possible.
  • Prepare your home prior to your procedure, as this will  mentally prepare you for your procedure and greatly aid in your recovery.
  • Understand that the recovery period for plastic surgery can be long and difficult, but that you’ll get to enjoy great results in a few weeks.

Tip: Taking the necessary steps to ensure you’re mentally ready for your surgery, and the recovery, can make your experience much easier.


3. You Understand All the Surgical Risks

Even if your plastic surgeon determines that you are a good candidate for your desired cosmetic procedure, you must consider all the surgical risks that come along with plastic surgery treatments, including:

  • Higher risk of developing blood clots
  • Infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Scarring
  • Nerve damage, resulting in numbness and changes in skin sensation in the treatment area

Tip: Before undergoing surgery, ALWAYS understand the risks involved. Openly discuss your concerns with your surgeon and ensure you’re completely informed on all possible outcomes of your surgery. This is the best, and healthiest, way for you to make the decision about going under the knife.


4. You’re Prepared To Follow Your Doctor’s Instructions

When you opt for cosmetic surgery, you must be prepared to follow your surgeon’s pre and post cosmetic treatment instructions. Some of these include:

  • Stop smoking for at least 2 weeks before and after your surgery.
  • Only taking medications prescribed by your surgeon.
  • Avoiding your usual routine, or slowing down, to avoid any complications.
  • Taking at least 10 days off work.

Remember: The healing time for cosmetic treatments will vary for each procedure and each patient. Recovery is extremely important to ensure you get the safest and most satisfactory results, so you MUST follow all of your cosmetic surgeon’s instructions.


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To find out more about our wide range of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic surgeries, and to understand how we can help you achieve all your aesthetic goals, visit our clinic located at 8440 112 Street Northwest, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2P4.

Additionally, you can contact Dr. Ladak at 780-407-6691 or fill in our online contact form.

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