Dr. Alberto Pérez
BASIC GUIDELINES TO KNOW IF YOU ARE CANDIDATE FOR ELECTIVE SURGERY
Actualizado: 2 nov 2021
You may be a good candidate for cosmetic surgery if you're healthy, have reasonable expectations, and know the risks of the procedure you're considering.
You may not be a good candidate for cosmetic surgery if you have serious health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, a bleeding disorder, heart disease, or depression.
If you're obese or you smoke or drink too much alcohol, you may not be a good candidate for cosmetic surgery.
Your surgeon may ask you to make some changes before surgery. For instance, some surgeons ask smokers to quit for two to four weeks before surgery and not smoke for at least two to four weeks after surgery. This allows the body to heal properly from the surgery. If you don't smoke, you should avoid secondhand smoke before and after surgery.
Before your surgery, you and your surgeon should talk in depth about your health, your lifestyle (including exercise, drinking, and smoking), any conditions you have, and any medications or supplements you take. That discussion will help you know if surgery is a good option for you.
Be sure you tell your doctor about everything you take, even vitamins and herbal products that don't require a prescription. Some may affect bleeding risk or interfere with other medications used during surgery.
Making the Decision to Have Cosmetic Surgery
Your skin type and other unique characteristics should factor into your decision to have a cosmetic procedure. For example, skin resurfacing techniques work best on people with fair skin and light colored hair. People with thin and delicate nasal skin get the best results from nose surgery (rhinoplasty).
After having a consultation with your doctor he will confirm and recommend the best surgical options you can dip into and get the esthetical results your wish.
Remember, these procedures do not last forever. They won't stop the natural aging process. Think about whether you're at the right age for cosmetic surgery. For example, you can have a facelift in your 30s, but it may last only five or 10 years. Some people delay having a facelift until they are in their 40s or 50s, hoping to have only one or two procedures.
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