Being in the right state of mind to make plastic surgery decisions

January 24, 2011

Being in the right state of mind to make plastic surgery decisions
Being in the right state of mind to make plastic surgery decisions

While a plastic surgery procedure such as a breast augmentation or rhinoplasty can help improve confidence, individuals who are considering undergoing an operation should be sure that they are doing so for the right reasons.

Patients who feel dissatisfied with their physical appearance, weight or size may be good candidates for a cosmetic procedure.

"I need to look better in clothing," plastic surgery candidate Lenora Hernandez told the The Queens Courier, discussing her reasoning for pursuing a cosmetic procedure. "I am sure that having breast implants will do the trick."

However, according to the news source, people who see plastic surgery as a solution for personal problems, such as a failed romance, should think twice before going forward. Individuals who are depressed or believe surgery will fix all their problems are not good candidates and will have problems understanding the risks and results of surgery.

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reminds patients to seek out board certified surgeons who can help you make a well-informed decision about plastic surgery. One should remain in contact with his or her doctor after the operation in case any questions or concerns arise during the recovery period.


The mission of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) includes medical education, public education and patient advocacy. Plastic Surgery News Briefs are summaries of current stories found through various news and magazine outlets that relate to or mention plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. The views expressed in these news articles do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ASAPS, but are merely published as an educational service to our members and the general public. For additional information on these subjects and other plastic surgery related topics, please go to www.surgery.org

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