POSTED 12th February 2018

Are your plastic surgery expectations realistic?

Before you undergo any kind of plastic surgery it’s likely that one of your biggest concerns will be having a clear view of what you will look like after the procedure. Whether you’re considering a face treatment or a change to your body, you need to proceed with the confidence to know that you are making the right decision.

That’s why we place so much emphasis on the initial consultation meetings as they are your opportunity to outline the results you’d like to achieve. We use the consultation to assess the area of your face or body you wish to change and give you a firm idea of the extent of the procedure that will be required, and whether plastic surgery can meet your expectations. We know that you appreciate good, honest feedback, even if we can’t always deliver the news that you’d like to hear!

We always emphasise that plastic surgery is a major decision; one which can have life-enhancing benefits and help to build self-confidence, but it certainly won’t solve all your problems! Discussing what you’re not happy with and why, and understanding what difference you feel plastic surgery would make, is all part of the initial consultation session. We want you to be happy with your end results, and so a common understanding of what you will look like post-op cannot be underestimated.

Describing your vision

When preparing for your initial consultation, it’s helpful if you can be specific about what you don’t like about the area of your face or body which you wish to change. We’ll explore how long you’ve felt dissatisfied, how severe is the problem to you, and how extensive you wish your plastic surgery treatment to be. We’ll seek to find out what would be considered a good result in your estimation?

While everyone’s body is different, it’s worth looking at the before and after photos of previous patients to see if there are any case studies which resonate with how you look and how you feel.

There’s lots of information on the treatment pages of our website, including before and after photos. As well as descriptions of how each procedure is carried out, we also provide information about the risks, what to expect pre-surgery, how to prepare for your recovery and you’ll find lots of FAQs . Hopefully this information will help you to think about plastic surgery in relation to your own, unique needs.

Having realistic expectations

If we believe that your chosen plastic surgery treatment will not give the results you are looking for, you can be assured that we will let you know. It’s important that you have realistic expectations and are able to make an informed decision about whether plastic surgery is right for you.

While we find that we can help most patients achieve the changes they have in mind, it’s not unusual for some people to spend several months thinking about whether to go ahead. This is not a problem at all, and we are happy to answer any further questions you may have once you get home and have time to absorb what’s said in the consultation and think matters through in more detail. There’s certainly no pressure to make a decision – we would rather you make the right decision over time than rush into something you may later regret.

Booking your initial consultation

Booking your initial consultation is simple – just get in touch on 0800 015 1031 – or find out more about our team.