So, why do people get plastic surgery?
Some people ask for plastic surgery in order to reverse the effects of time. They want to get their body back to its previous, youthful shape. Ageing, weight change, pregnancies – these all take their toll on our bodies. Some of these changes can be reversed by exercise, a healthy lifestyle and non-surgical treatments. However, there are those that can’t be corrected without surgery.
The majority of patients seek plastic surgery to correct an aspect of their body that they don’t like. These patients usually tinker with the idea of having surgery for a long period of time before they actually request it.
Is there anyone who shouldn’t go under the knife?
A classic example of someone who shouldn’t have plastic surgery is a patient with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). These patients experience obsessive worry about some aspects of their physical appearance. The flaw they perceive is usually minimal and not noticed by others. These patients will never be satisfied with plastic surgery because they will continue to notice small abnormalities and asymmetries. They will typically benefit far more from psychological help than surgery.
Another example of a patient who shouldn’t have surgery is someone undergoing it to please someone else, like a partner or spouse. Surgery is invasive and has short and long term consequences and should be purely the patient’s choice.
How do you mentally prepare for plastic surgery?
If someone is considering plastic surgery I advise them to learn about the procedure by reading and talking to people who have had similar procedures done. There are many social media platforms where patients can discuss their experiences. It’s also easy nowadays to find information online.
However, the pure volume of online information can be overwhelming. It can also sometimes be inaccurate or irrelevant to a particular case, which often causes confusion. For this reason, patients need to speak to a professional to sort the fact from the fiction.
Mr Ross can advise his patients on all of the risks involved in a patient’s desired procedure and can offer expert advice on the best possible surgery options for that individual patient. Mr Ross tailors all of his surgeries to each individual patient in order to ensure that each patient achieves the best result they can. It is important to book in for a consultation with Mr Ross before considering any surgery in order to ascertain what surgery you wish to proceed with in order to achieve your desired results.
During your consultation with Mr Ross, he will ensure that all of your expectations regarding your chosen surgery are reasonable and can be achieved. It is really important to be well-informed before proceeding with any surgery, and Mr Ross ensures that all of his patients are well-informed and have reasonable expectations.
Mr Ross also offers an additional service to his patients requesting breast surgery. Due to the latest technology, Mr Ross can provide his patients with a virtual reality experience of their desired results. This software is called Crisalix and enables patients to view their body after it has been digitally altered to mirror their expected results. This is an excellent way for patients to mentally prepare for surgery.
Any words of advice for people considering surgery?
- Your body is unique and so should be your surgery – in plastic surgery, one size doesn’t fit all.
- Make sure your surgeon is familiar with various techniques and modifications of the procedure you are interested in, as Mr Ross is.
- A good surgeon is one who adapts and tailors various aspects of the procedure to meet the unique shape of your body and your specific needs, Mr Ross will ensure that each surgery is tailored to each specific patient’s needs.