How to make the decision to undergo plastic surgery Because nowadays plastic surgery is quite affordable for many people and plastic surgeons offer different payment methods including loans, there are more patients who have gained access to this type of procedure. But aside from being able to pay for the procedure, there are other factors to be taken into consideration when making the decision to undergo plastic surgery, such as: Make sure the procedure is really what you want Yes, it is true that most women all over the world want to have bigger breasts. However, not all of them are undergoing plastic surgery. Why is this? Because before making the decision to undergo plastic surgery, patients should weigh in the pros and cons. The recommendation is to have the procedure only when the benefits clearly outweigh the downsides and only if you can deal with achieving unsatisfactory results after the procedure, as this is a risk always present when it comes to plastic surgery. Moreover, the patient needs to make sure she is undergoing the procedure for personal reasons and with a strong motivation in mind that is independent of the wishes and desires of other people. Getting breast or butt implants to make your boyfriend happy is never a good idea as you will probably be left with the implants forever while the boyfriend might be gone in no time. Aside from this aspect, there are patients going to the plastic surgeon to get a fat transfer but discover they would actually need implants to get the results they desire. Make sure to consider the procedures carefully before choosing one or the other. Make sure you can take time off for the recovery period Taking two weeks off from work (or possibly more for some patients) is not something that everyone can do in the blink of an eye. This is why when making the decision to undergo plastic surgery, you also have to think about these two weeks that you will spend at home during the recovery period. Make sure you are willing to deal with long-term consequences Many times I have met patients coming for revision surgery or asking for a second opinion saying, “If I’d known this would occur, I would have never had the procedure.” Well, my strong belief is that patients should be prepared to undergo the procedure. This preparation also includes knowing the risks and potential complications that could occur. When performed by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon, most procedures entail minimal risks and are very safe; however, no surgery is 100% and all patients should understand this. However, it is still a possibility for the complication to occur. If you are not ready to deal with potential long-term consequences, then you should make a decision against undergoing plastic surgery.