Overcoming fear is one of the great problems of those who wish to undergo plastic surgery. Among the greatest fears are the anesthesia, the location of the scar and the possibility of an unsatisfactory result. But technological advances have made procedures and anesthesia more and more safe.
– The tension before any surgery is perfectly natural and not the result of unreasonable insecurity. To overcome this fear, the first thing to do is recognize that you are afraid.
– As fear is proportional to the lack of knowledge about plastic surgery, try to get as much information as possible. If you know what is going to happen before, during and after the operation, you will be psychologically more prepared and less anxious.
– Seeing the rewarding outcome of surgeries from acquaintances and relatives conveys a lot of security. Talk to patients who have already done the same plastic surgery you want to do, try to clarify your doubts and ask them to recommend your surgeon.
– The surgeon’s choice is very important to overcome the fear. Relying on the doctor’s professional competence gives him security. Therefore, seek a competent professional whom you fully trust.
– Dissatisfaction with the outcome of plastic surgery generally happens when false expectations are created. To have realistic expectations about the end result, check with your physician at the consultation about the technical limitations. Look for more than one review. Talk to other surgeons to find out what to expect and what the outcome might be. This will lessen your anxiety and do away with false expectations.
– The support of friends and family helps to reduce natural anxiety. Ask for their help!