Are You a Good Candidate for Plastic Surgery?
Whether you’re planning on getting a breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, or any other cosmetic procedure, it’s important to conduct your research to find the best plastic surgeon. But while you may be focused on what your cosmetic surgeon can do for you, it’s also critical to turn your research onto another person: you. Not everyone is right for plastic surgery – and while most plastic surgeons will use a consultation to vet your candidacy for your desired procedure, you should still take steps to determine if you should walk through the doors of that cosmetic surgery center in the first place. At Dr. Corbin’s plastic surgery practices in Beverly Hills, CA and Brea (Orange County), potential patients will sit through the consultation process to determine if they’re physically and mentally healthy enough for the cosmetic surgery process. To determine if you’re an ideal candidate for plastic surgery in Dr. Corbin’s cosmetic surgery centers, take a look at the following criteria:
- You must be in good physical health to undergo surgery. If you suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, heart conditions, or any other ailments that could pose a potential danger within surgery, it’s important to let Dr. Corbin know. Dr. Corbin may want to work with your cardiologist, or other specialist, to get these health conditions under control.
- If Dr. Corbin determines that you smoke or drink too much he may then ask you to restrict your consumption or ask that you see your family physician to address these concerns.
- Morbidly obese patients seeking cosmetic surgery may necessitate in-patient surgery instead out-patient surgery. Dr. Corbin advises that most patients look to lose weight prior to surgery and can help refer patients to specialists to get them as prepared as possible for surgery.
- You must have reasonable expectations about the results of your surgery and how it will impact your lifestyle. If you have unreasonable expectations or show signs of body dysmorphic disorder Dr. Corbin may refer you to a psychotherapist to get these conditions under control before moving ahead with surgery. Similarly, if you have a history of depression, it’s important to let Dr. Corbin know during the consultation process.
- If you take vitamins or herbal medications that impact your bleeding risk, you may be asked to stop these medications prior to surgery. Be sure to let Dr. Corbin know what you’re taking, even if it’s an over-the-counter medication.
No matter what plastic surgery procedure you’d like – be it breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, or a tummy tuck – it’s important to know if you’re a good candidate for your desired procedure. To learn more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Corbin at one of his two locations. The Brea office serves all of Orange County, and the Beverly Hills office serves all of LA. Simply fill out the form in the top right corner. For a quicker response call (714) 671-3033 for our Brea office and (310) 284-8384 for our Beverly Hills office.