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Fear of Plastic

Many patients are afraid of plastic surgery. This is a normal reaction of the body to a difficult situation. Do not ignore your anxious state, evaluate all the reasons that could cause fear, and gather maximum information about the upcoming procedure.

Reasons for being afraid of the plastics

To overcome the fears, you need to find where they come from. Many patients are afraid to lie down on the operating table, as they are afraid not to wake up after anesthesia or wake up during an operation. The source of anxiety and concern becomes a long period of rehabilitation, pain and marked traces of interference in the operated area.

The network contains a large number of before-and-after pictures, illustrating the failed changes in appearance after breast increase, rhinoplasty or liposuction. But it is worthwhile to know that such a result is obtained most often when the patient does not comply with the recommendations on how to take care for the operated area or in case you have referred to an inexperienced surgeon.

How to overcome the fear?

Before you are bent on plastics, evaluate all the pros and cons. Do you really need a serious correction, consult with relatives and friends, if necessary, visit a psychologist. Perhaps a psychologist will help you to overcome complexes associated with your appearance, or maybe the shortcomings that you want to change, you can hide with the help of cosmetics and properly selected clothes. If you are sure that plastic repair is necessary, it is worth collecting the maximum information about the plastic surgery. Fear of anesthesia is completely unjustified. Modern drugs that are used for general anesthesia do not harm the body, early awakening or failure to emerge is completely excluded. Choose the clinic very carefully, consult with a plastic surgeon, study reviews about his/her work, pictures of patients before and after the operation.

It is important to clearly imagine the desired result. Inform your doctor about your wishes so that he/she can evaluate the possibility of obtaining such a result. The plastic surgeon will determine the method of the operation, and tell you about the preparation procedure, the technique of performing the operation, the duration of the rehabilitation period, and possible complications. It is important to consider that it is difficult to predict the reaction of the body to an intervention; even a very experienced doctor cannot protect you from certain complications. After plastic surgery, there is always a period of rehabilitation, during which you will have to limit physical activity, take care of the place of intervention, and give up harmful habits.

Also, excitement can be caused by possible scars and defects after the intervention. It depends on the complexity of the correction. Modern methods presuppose minimal resection of tissues on invisible areas, work with thin instruments, and application of cosmetic sutures. Therefore, it is in the interests of the doctor to make traces of the intervention completely invisible. Only a plastic surgeon can answer the question about the possibility of appearance and the type of scars and defects.

Do not be afraid to ask all the issues exercising you during the preparation process. Full awareness of all the nuances of plastic surgery will allow you to evaluate the pros and cons and overcome the fear.

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