When is Surgery Right for Me?

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When is Surgery Right for Me

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People undergo cosmetic and eye plastic surgery for various reasons. Some may seek surgery to turn back the clock, while others may want to look like their true self, or correct some blemish or concern that may nag at them. Whatever the reason, at the Kass Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we are here for you and have some tips and suggestions on when surgery may be right for you. You have our word that we will ALWAYS suggest the least invasive and least costly option that we believe will give you the lasting results you are seeking.

Age

Calendar age is not really a significant factor when considering cosmetic and eye plastic surgery.

But it is important to understand that there is simply no right or wrong age to have a cosmetic surgery. You are not too “young” to have a procedure as long as you have conditions which the surgeon believes he/she can improve and that you are of age to make an informed decision and consent. You are never too “old” to have a procedure as long as your medical condition allows.
We see many people in their 30’s to 50’s who seek our opinion for improving their appearance. There is absolutely no reason to wait until conditions worsen when they are in their 60’s and 70”s. Why not do safe surgery earlier so that you can enjoy your improved appearance longer? The results from the surgery may last 10-20 years and even after that time, you will always be ahead of the game than if you had never done the procedure. Because we can turn back the hands of time but cannot stop the clock from ticking, cosmetic surgical procedures can almost always be safely repeated at the older ages if you should desire.

No matter your age, during your initial consultation we will discuss what procedures or treatment options are ideal for your goal and condition so that we can help you to look as great as you feel.

Lifestyle

While cosmetic surgery can be the best way to achieve a flawless body, your health matters more. As such, your lifestyle determines if you are the perfect candidate for the surgery. If you desire a more slender and toned figure, we always recommend patients begin with regular exercise and modifications to your diet that support a healthy weight loss.

Various lifestyles and medical history can hinder proper recovery after the surgery. Therefore, for your health and the success of the procedure, we will thoroughly examine your lifestyle and medical history.

If you lead a lifestyle involving smoking, consume alcohol regularly, poor diet, excess weight, or pre-existing medical conditions, you may have a longer pre-surgery checklist and perhaps a longer post-operative recovery than others as these conditions can lead to complications after the surgery or put you at risk. We will work with you to determine the best treatment option for your lifestyle and goals. We only perform surgery if we believe that we can do so safely and can help the patient to achieve his/her individual goals.

Budget

For a long time, cosmetic and eye plastic surgeries seemed out of reach to normal people and a luxury for the ultra-wealthy. This reputation stemmed from the fact that most medical insurers do not cover these “non-essential” procedures. So patients often have to pay out of pocket, which can be costly.

In earlier days, the surgery may have required both general anesthesia and hospitalization. With improvements in technology, and in anesthesia, most surgical procedures can now be safely performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. This has significantly decreased the costs of cosmetic procedures. In addition, financing options offer assistance with payment so that these procedures are now more accessible to a large portion of the population than ever before.

However, we do want to add a warning that quality should never be compromised for price. We do not believe that it is wise to choose your surgeon strictly by price since complications may be more likely with less experienced surgeons. Trust us, there is nothing worse, and more costly, than being disappointed with your results and needing secondary procedures to correct the adverse outcome from the initial procedure.
Cosmetic surgery should be for those who want to look as great as they feel and enhance or improve their current appearance. It is also important to have realistic expectations for both yourself and the procedure. We will do our best to describe the results that you may achieve tailored to your condition during your consultation so that you are aware of what is possible with our services. For more information on our services and how we can help you or to schedule a consultation, contact Kass Center for Cosmetic Surgery today at (727)522-3223.