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Many people come to us having thought for many months, sometimes years, about having plastic surgery. You’re not alone if there’s something about your appearance that’s affecting your self-confidence and self-esteem; the question is, are you ready to do something about it?


We completely understand that having plastic surgery is a big decision and one that you can’t take lightly. Three common reasons that cause people to hesitate are:


  1. Concerns about what others may think
  2. Worries about the surgery and anaesthetic
  3. Fears that they won’t get the results they have in mind


Let’s look at each of these in more detail…


  1. Concerns about what others may think

This is a difficult one. Whilst we know in our hearts that we should live life on our terms, we are all influenced by other people, especially well-meaning family and friends. Plastic surgery is an emotive issue, and everyone has different attitudes and beliefs about it. You need to discern between comments which reflect someone’s overall beliefs about plastic surgery and someone who is genuinely able to look at the issue from your point of view.


Plus, whilst you won’t want to hide the fact you’re considering plastic surgery, it’s worth bearing in mind that the results are rarely obvious. Most of our patients want to achieve natural-looking results; if this is the same for you then once you’ve had your treatment most people will only think you look well rather than identify that you have had surgery. They’re unlikely to ask, and you don’t need to tell them!


And remember, ultimately, this is a personal choice – if your treatment is going to enhance your life, it really shouldn’t matter what anyone else thinks.


  1. Worries about the surgery and anaesthetic

Whatever treatment you are considering, your concerns will be alleviated if you arm yourself with good information so you can make an informed decision about whether plastic surgery is right for you.  


Your initial consultation is an opportunity for your surgeon to explain how they would carry out your particular treatment and the pre-surgery preparation and the recovery process.


All surgery carries risk. It’s important to be aware of the risks associated with the treatment you are considering and to work with an experienced surgical team who will ensure these risks are minimised.


Once you know what’s involved and the likely results, you’ll be in a better position to go ahead with surgery, if that’s the right course of action for you.


  1. Fears that you won’t get the results you have in mind

We always emphasise the importance of a shared vision of the end results between patient and surgeon. We want you to be happy with your end results which means we must understand the extent of the changes you have in mind.


At your pre-surgery appointments, your surgeon will seek to understand what good looks like for you. It’s important to speak to someone who can assess your physiology and give you a good idea of the results that could be achieved.


As you can imagine, this is where it pays to work with a surgeon who has years of experience, and who knows how to achieve the level of change that would suit you best.


What to do next

If you’ve decided finally to make some long-considered changes with plastic surgery in 2024, the first step is to book an initial consultation and find out more about what’s involved.

If you would like to learn more about this procedure or are interested in a consultation, fill out the form below or call us on 0161 523 8261