Plastic Surgery-10 Most Important Things to Know Before You Opt

Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is probably the fastest way to contour your body or turn the clock back on your face. Or in simple terms, enhance your facial and body appearance. It surely has helped many men and women to look their best and improve their confidence.

However, plastic surgery is a surgery after all; and thus should be taken seriously. 

It surely helps improve your appearance, but you must realize that not everyone is a good candidate. Also, remember that plastic surgery has its own limitations.

Also noteworthy is the fact that the aim of the plastic surgery is to improve your body or facial appearance.

Plastic surgery does not aim at making you look like someone else or give you the perfection!

Research has shown that people who have realistic expectations and know about the procedure well are the happiest after the operation

It is thus very important to know about the procedure properly and important things associated with your procedure.

As previously mentioned, that it is an important decision and should be exercised with caution. 

And the decision to undergo the knife becomes all the more crucial and even overwhelming if you are traveling abroad for your makeover.

Here is the list of 10 Most important things you must know before you consider going under the knife, be it in your country or before you whether you opt for plastic surgery abroad.

1. Your reason for undergoing Plastic Surgery
The foremost thing to know, rather ask yourself is Why you wish to undergo the Knife?

If you can objectively define the answer to this question; for example, to improve the appearance of your nose, or to get rid of the overhang of the tummy after your pregnancies and deliveries, or to enhance the size of your breasts, you are on the right path.

However, if the answer is to “Get my dream job, or to teach a lesson to my husband who cheated on me” you are mistaken.

This is because cosmetic surgery would surely improve your appearance if you are concerned about a specific part of your body, but will not change your life.

2. Your Expectations 

All cosmetic surgeons across the world will tell you to have realistic expectations from plastic surgery. You should look for improvement and not perfection. 

If you have realistic expectations, your probability of being satisfied by the procedure is very high.

However, if you expect plastic surgery to turn you into a celebrity, or like someone else, the probability of disappointment is also very high.

3. Your candidacy

You must know if you are a good candidate for the procedure you wish to undergo. 

For example, you may wish to get a tummy tuck done to get rid of the paunch and overhang of your tummy, but if you are grossly overweight, you may not be a good candidate for tummy tuck. You are then a good candidate for bariatric surgery.

Or for example, you wish to rejuvenate your face through a facelift but are a heavy smoker, you would not be a good candidate to undergo the facelift.

It is thus very important to know whether you are a good candidate for the procedure you wish to undergo and what kind of results can you expect.

4. Cost of plastic surgery
Health insurance does not cover aesthetic or cosmetic surgery most of the times. 

And the cost of plastic surgery depends upon various factors. This includes the type of procedure, how extensive the operation is to be performed, the surgeon and his experience in the field. And another very important factor that determines the cost is that where the operation is performed. 

And mind you, all is to borne by you yourself! 

Insurance usually does not cover cosmetic surgery except for few procedures (such as Breast reduction) and that too when you are lucky!

It is very important to take into account all associated costs of the surgery that includes surgeon’s fees, hospital charges, post-op care, medicines, compression garments, the time taken off work etc. 

If you are travelling overseas for the surgery, take into account the cost of accommodation, flights, visa etc.

5. Risks involved with the procedure

Like any other surgery, plastic surgery too carries some risks. Bleeding, infection at the surgical site are the most common risk factors. 

You must discuss the possible risks and complications from the surgery you wish to undergo with your treating doctor.

6. Recovery

There is surely some downtime after the surgery, however advanced techniques or technology is used. 

It is important to understand what would the recovery entail and what to expect during the recovery.

You would take a few days or sometimes many weeks to fully recover from the surgery. It is thus very important to know and understand how your recovery would affect your personal and professional life.

If you have chosen to travel abroad for the procedure, take into account how long would you need to stay in that country before you can fly back.

7. Your Plastic Surgeon
The success of your cosmetic surgery depends to a great extent on the surgeon you choose. A very famous saying goes, "A good cosmetic surgery begins with choosing a great surgeon".

A good plastic surgeon would not only understand your requirements well, suggest the best procedures for you, but would give the best results based on your requirements.

There is a list of questions you must know before you choose the surgeon who would operate on you. This should include:

· Surgeon’s credentials– His qualification and if he specializes in performing cosmetic surgery. You must also know if he is a board certified or equivalent cosmetic surgeon.

· Experience– how many years of experience does he have in the field

· Number of procedures performed– how many similar procedures has he performed till date

· Associations– Which associations or memberships does he hold

· Does he understand and speak your language

· Speak with the surgeon– If you have chosen for cosmetic surgery abroad, it is best to speak with the treating surgeon or best to have a video chat with him to make sure you are comfortable with him

8. The facility where you shall undergo the surgery
It is important to know about the hospital/ clinic where you shall undergo the procedure. 

Things to know include how big is the facility, whether you would have a room to yourself, if emergencies can be handled and if the facility is accredited.

9. Destination, if you are choosing Plastic Surgery Abroad
Choose a destination not ONLY on the basis of cost. You should take into account factors such as connectivity, safety, language, the credibility of the surgeons and the experience of other medical tourists.

Choose your destination Only after you are convinced about the surgeon, the hospital, and your safety. 

10. About the medical tourism company, you are dealing with
Always make sure that you choose to travel with a reputed and professional medical tourism company. 

They would not only be a guide but a true ‘friend’ in an unknown country.

A professional medical tourism company shall not only guide you through the process but also help you choose the best surgeon and the hospital. They shall also help you with the visa and plan the complete trip for you.

Plastic Surgery in India

India has now become the most attractive destination for cosmetic surgery.  Thanks to the to skill and qualification of the surgeons and extremely low cost of plastic surgery in India.

A lot of people from UK, US, Australia, New Zealand and other countries choose India as their medical tourism destination. This is because of the various advantages the country offers.

Remember choosing the right surgeon and right provider is very important for a successful outcome. 

Let the cost not be the only deciding factor, as corrective surgery may prove to be much expensive later.

IndiCure is the most renowned provider of plastic surgery in India. With hundreds of happy patients from more than 30 countries, IndiCure understands your expectations well.

For more information about your plastic surgery in India, write to us at You can call us at +91-932-003-6777 (India number) or +1-877-270-2448 (US Toll-Free). You can also talk to us at Skype@IndiCure


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