• 23 September 2019
  • Dr Masood Ansari

Sometimes, you might want to make changes to your body, but you aren’t sure exactly what should be done. There are a few things to keep in mind so that you can find the right plastic surgery for you. Consider talking to our doctor to learn about what options you have and to have the proper examinations done to ensure that you’re healthy enough to have plastic surgery. 

Think about the changes that you want to see with your body. You might want larger breasts or a shapelier figure. Let these changes dictate the type of plastic surgery that would be best for you. It’s also important to consider the recovery time with each procedure and whether there’s a possibility that you will need a revision in the future as some procedures only give temporary results. 

You should also think about any changes that you expect to take place with your body in the future, such as weight gain or weight loss, as these changes can have an impact on the surgery that you have performed. For example, liposuction is designed to provide permanent results, but it’s important for you to do your part in terms of maintaining a healthy lifestyle that includes healthy eating and regular exercise in order for the results to truly last. 

There are certain procedures that you might want to consider if you’ve lost a lot of weight recently. One example is a tummy tuck. Another procedure to consider after losing weight is liposuction. If you want larger breasts, then consider breast augmentation.

If you’ve had children, then you may want to consider a combination procedure that involves a tummy tuck and liposuction if it’s needed. With any type of plastic surgery that you choose, you need to have it done because it makes you happy instead of pleasing someone else. 

Of course, for more information about the best plastic surgery for you, it’s important to consult a professional. During a consultation, we would be happy to evaluate your case and determine if plastic surgery can benefit you. But before you schedule your appointment, here are some of the important questions you may want to ask during your consultation, as well as a couple of the most popular procedures performed today. 

Questions to Ask the Plastic Surgeon

In a perfect world, finding a plastic surgeon requires nothing more than a Google search, but establishing a relationship and gaining the knowledge you need to make a major life decision can only be accomplished through a consultation with the surgeon. First and foremost, you want to make sure the surgeon is qualified. Finding a plastic surgeon that is trained and qualified ensures that he or she has been trained in various areas of cosmetic surgery and has what it takes to perform the procedure in a way that gives you the results you desire.

How Many of These Procedures Have You Performed?

You owe it to yourself to find a cosmetic surgeon who is the right match for your personal needs and desires. A surgeon who spent the past year working primarily in lip augmentation may not be the best candidate for a facelift, for example. It only makes sense that your surgeon should be well versed in the particular procedure you are seeking. Each procedure a doctor has performed gives him or her familiarity with different body features and patient types. Practice makes perfect.

May I See Before-and-After Photos of Your Previous Clients?

Before-and-after photos are a hallmark of cosmetic surgery, and as well they should be. These photos can attest to a doctor’s skill and ability. Do not just ask to see before-and-after photos of the doctor’s discretion, but seek out particular photos. Look for “before” photos that involve clients with similar body types or features to you. This will help you keep a reasonable expectation for the results you can anticipate.

Consider these things as you look at the after pictures.

  • Are scars placed strategically?
  • Do the results show consistency?
  • Do cosmetic enhancements look natural?

Am I a Good Candidate for Plastic Surgery?

While it is natural that many of your questions will be about the doctor, be sure you ask about yourself as well. Be honest with the doctor about your true motivation for seeking cosmetic surgery. It is natural to want an enhanced self-image.

Also, talk openly with your surgeon about your overall health history. It is important for the doctor to know about any history of disease, diabetes, allergies, blood pressure and cholesterol, and other physical or emotional issues. Overall lifestyle will also go a long way in determining a person’s candidacy for plastic surgery. It is never too soon to evaluate your daily life for activity and overall health practices.

Popular Procedures

Just some of the most popular procedures these days include liposuction and breast surgery.

Liposuction

Fat is an extremely tricky substance when it comes to your body. You need a little fat in order to properly fuel their body, but it is often far too easy to quickly accumulate too much fat. The excess fat that was easily added to body is then extremely difficult to remove in the future. This leaves you unhappy with your look as you struggle with stubborn fat pockets. Luckily, modern medicine has made it possible to get the help you need. You are now able to look your best by removing these small sections of fat with liposuction.

Liposuction is a cosmetic body contouring procedure that aims to give you the body of your dreams by removing your unwanted fat. This procedure is able to treat various areas of the body. Once your stubborn fat is removed, you can enjoy a new and improved figure without the stubborn fat getting in the way. 

The Day of the Procedure

The exact details of the procedure vary from patient to patient, as liposuction is customized based on the patient’s wants and needs. Before the surgery, anesthesia is administered in order to ensure patient comfort. 

After the Procedure

Generally speaking, you should have a friend or family member drive you home after the procedure. You can expect to have some minor bruising and swelling. This should only last for weeks, if not days. You will be given a compression garment to help reduce the swelling and promote healing. 

It will take some time for your body to heal. This means that you will not immediately see drastic results. Your body will gradually look better every day. It may take months for your final results to be revealed. If you take the time to eat a healthy diet and exercise on a regular basis, then you will be able to enjoy your newly defined body for many years to come. 

Breast Surgery

Countless women seek out breast surgery every year, and for good reason. It allows women to finally find confidence in the way they look, and it could work for you.

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a common procedure in which a plastic surgeon changes the shape, size, or contour of a woman’s breast. Primarily, most breast augmentation is done with the use of implants, which are shells made with saline or silicone gel to achieve the desired appearance.

Types of Breast Augmentation

When used as an umbrella term for overall breast surgery, there are many types of breast augmentation available to women depending on their specific needs.

  • Breast Lift: Provides a more youthful appearance by tightening sagging breast tissue to elevate breast appearance
  • Breast Enhancement: A procedure to enhance the appearance and size of breasts via implants to increase breast volume
  • Breast Reduction: A corrective procedure to reduce breast tissue to make breasts smaller, tighter, and firmer

We specialize in all of these categories of breast augmentation. It may come as a surprise to many that in recent years, it has become more common for women to seek plastic surgery for breast reduction. Many women who have had large or sagging breasts since their early teens have found a solution in breast reduction surgery, which is sometimes combined with other breast surgeries to provide the desired breast shape post-reduction.

The Basic Procedure 

There are a few techniques for breast reduction that are best determined by a consultation at the clinic. For some women, breast reduction can easily be achieved by liposuction alone, which simply removes unwanted fat tissues from the breast. Recovery time for breast reduction can take weeks.

Common Reasons for Breast Reduction

Women all across the country seek breast augmentation for a variety of reasons. Most common is dissatisfaction with the overall appearance, but there are many other reasons to pursue breast augmentation, including:

  • Back, neck or shoulder pain
  • Sagging breasts or oversized breasts disproportionate to the body frame
  • Restriction of physical activity due to the weight of the breasts
  • Painful bra strap marks or rashes

Getting Started with Plastic Surgery

If you’re interested in plastic surgery, the first step is making a consultation with a qualified surgeon. Look no further than the team at My Cosmetic Clinic, located in Sydney, Newcastle, The Central Coast and Wollongong. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started!

Dr Masood Ansari
About The Author

Dr Masood Ansari

Dr Ansari has undergone nine years of extensive surgical training around the globe. He received his initial surgical training under the auspices of the National Health Services (NHS) in the United Kingdom and obtained Membership in the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 2006. Due to his particularly keen interest in surgical research, Dr Ansari has been involved in multiple academic research projects and was awarded a Masters (MSc) in Advanced Surgical Practice from Cardiff University in the United Kingdom.

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