When considering some form of aesthetic procedure, whether it be small or large, there are some points to consider. There are a few things you should keep in mind and try to do and there are some things you should avoid at all costs. These are things you could be asking your surgeon for advice on before undergoing any type of treatment. The first step is without a doubt choosing a good clinic to attend but after that these are some important things to consider:

Do: Manage Your Expectations

One of the biggest mistakes you can make when considering cosmetic surgery is not having realistic expectations. Although we would all love to look like Mila Kunis, no amount of cosmetic surgery is going to achieve that. Or if it does, it is likely to look ridiculous. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and another person’s features just may not look good on you. Spend less time trying to look like other people and emphasise the features you have. The secret to good cosmetic surgery is getting natural looking results. The overdone image is not a good look!

Do: Take Time Off

Although many procedures can heal in a couple of days, meaning you could have it done on a Friday and be back to work on Monday, you may want to consider taking a couple of extra days to recover. After a week it is likely that there won’t be any stitches or anything, it may still be obvious that you have had something done, depending on what you have had done.

Don’t: Be Tricked By Cheap Prices

There is a general price range which cosmetic surgery falls into and it isn’t necessarily the cheapest thing in the world. If you want something cheap you are likely to not get the results you had hoped for. If a clinic has unusually low prices, you should be afraid, be very afraid. Good cosmetic surgery is an investment in your appearance so there is no reason why you should cut corners. If you find that you cannot afford the procedure you should consider saving up for a while rather than choosing a cheap option.

Don’t: Smoke

Generally speaking, smoking lessens the effects of cosmetic surgery and can actually lengthen the recovery period. Smoking impairs the ability of the blood to carry oxygen and this decrease in blood flow can affect the treated area and prevent proper healing. If you want to maximise the results you get and make the most of them then you may want to consider quitting smoking.

Don’t: Let Your Family Scare You

When people have had cosmetic surgery done, there are often common side effects like swelling and redness. Your family may be concerned and will voice this but the fact is they are not experts in cosmetic surgery. Don’t let your family scare you into thinking that something is happening to you that hasn’t happened to other people. Your surgeon will put you at ease and can tell you if your symptoms are anything out of the ordinary.