Why do unsatisfactory results occur after plastic surgery? Getting unsatisfactory results after plastic surgery is an inherent risk. This can happen despite choosing a talented, experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon to play out your procedure, so this is not always the reason why unsatisfactory results occur. Here are the most common reasons why patients might get results they are not happy with after undergoing an aesthetic procedure: – Lack of proper communication with the plastic surgeon The details of the procedure are discussed during the pre-operative consultation with the plastic surgeon. During this time, the patient should explain in detail what he wants to achieve and what are his aesthetic goals. The patient should make sure that the plastic surgeon has understood the requirements and he agrees with them. It is not uncommon for patients to have unrealistic expectations from plastic surgery. But in this case, it is even more important to let the plastic surgeon know what you want so he can tell you if it is possible and if not, what the results will be after the procedure. It is often the case to not get satisfactory results after plastic surgery if you are undergoing the procedure with the aim of copying someone else’s image. This means that if you are getting a butt augmentation to get the butt of Kim Kardashian, chances are you will not be satisfied with the results. Plastic surgery can improve the appearance of your body, but it works with the client’s features and tissues, so getting you to look like someone else might be impossible. The plastic surgeon should tell you what is to be expected in terms of results, and this will give you all the details you need to weigh in the pros and cons of undergoing the procedure. If you are not certain that the plastic surgeon understands your needs or if the plastic surgeon told you that the results you expect are not realistic, the recommendation is to postpone the procedure or talk to another plastic surgeon. – Not following the post-operative recommendations The success of a plastic surgery procedure relies on the talent and experience of the plastic surgeon but also the patient’s dedication to follow the recommendations of the surgeon. Not following the post-operative recommendations can result in unsatisfactory results. It is really easy to alter the results achieved with plastic surgery if you are not careful during the recovery period. After most plastic surgeries, the instruction is not to smoke to allow for fast and smooth healing of the wounds. Moreover, another important rule is to not apply pressure on the areas operated on. For this reason, it is recommended not to sleep on the tummy after breast implant surgery or on the butt after the Brazilian butt lift, for example.