How to communicate your aesthetic goal and expectation to plastic surgeon

18th Oct 2018

Communicating your aesthetic goals and expectations to the plastic surgeon can be a daunting task for some patients. In order to achieve your desired aesthetic results, you must be sure to clearly tell the surgeon what you are looking for and why you want to undergo the particular surgery.
The initial consultation is your opportunity to discuss with the surgeon how the specific aesthetic flaws in your body are affecting your life or self-esteem and what you expect from the surgery. However, before going for a consultation, make sure to ask yourself why you are considering the surgery and whether your aesthetic expectations and goals are realistic.
During the consultation session, you must share your goals and expectations with the surgeon up front and without being nervous. Plastic surgeons are compassionate, and they know aesthetic flaws in your body are causing emotional pain for you. In order to help ease the pain and boost your self-esteem, they must know your desires and the improvements you expect as a result of the surgery.
For example, if you want to achieve the hourglass figure, you should tell this clearly to the surgeon. The surgeon will then examine your body and health before telling you whether the desired results can be achieved with the specific intervention.
There are many patients who undergo plastic surgery for all the wrong reasons. They may have a lack of understanding of plastic surgery, or they may not have done their research, which is why they misunderstand the purpose of most procedures. For example, many patients want to undergo liposuction to lose weight, whereas, the fact is that liposuction is not a weight-loss method but purely a body contouring surgery.
Communicating your aesthetic goals to the surgeon will also prevent you from taking bigger risks for unreasonable goals or for the wrong purposes. In my practice, I always give patients enough time to tell me the problems they are facing in life as a result of the aesthetic issues and what they expect the procedure will do for them.
If the goals and expectations are unreasonable or unrealistic, I tell this to the patients clearly. For example, if you aim to mimic each and every aesthetic feature of a certain celebrity through plastic surgeon, it is simply not possible.


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