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August 22, 2022

Cosmetic Procedures Yes Or No? 5 Things To Consider Before

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Cosmetic Procedures Yes Or No? Five things to consider before choosing a cosmetic procedure!

Despite the pandemic negatively impacting many businesses, plastic surgeons are experiencing the opposite. The interest in cosmetic surgery is booming, and the "Zoom Boom Effect" accounts for many cosmetic procedure demands during the pandemic.  

Why? Because people are constantly viewing their own and others' faces on zoom calls. Starring at yourself for hours on end has caused more people to take notice of facial anomalies, irregularities, asymmetry, and even compare themselves to others on screen.

In 2021 alone, facial plastic surgeries like brow and face lifts increased by 54%, and non-surgical procedures increased by 44%, according to the American Society Of Plastic Surgeons. More than $14.6 billion was spent on cosmetic procedures in 2021 alone; 94% were performed on women. 

How To Avoid Botched Procedures

As the demand for cosmetic surgery procedures grows, botched procedures have been markedly rising thanks to unqualified practitioners.

Plastic surgery pitfalls include:

  •     The surgery was performed by an unqualified surgeon.
  •     A nurse is used instead of a qualified anesthesiologist.
  •     An insufficient examination of a patient's medical history.
  •     The procedure lacks a properly equipped space, such as a hospital.

As you can see there are a lot of things to consider when choosing a cosmetic procedure. It can be challenging if you have never undergone this type of procedure before, especially given the cost and potential risks involved in some of these treatments. 

Finding a board-certified, experienced surgeon is the first, most crucial step, but it isn't the only one.The field of plastic surgery has advanced significantly over the past few decades. Several advances have been made in the field of plastic surgery, not only in terms of sophistication and safety but also in terms of women and men being more comfortable with the idea of having cosmetic surgery to enhance their appearance.

You just need to your part and I am here to help with five factors you need to consider before having any cosmetic treatments.


Here are five things potential cosmetic-surgery patients need to consider:

Have Realistic Expectations When It Comes To Cosmetic Procedures

I am bringing this up first as you need a realistic expectation of what these procedures can provide.

Although cosmetic procedures, even less invasive ones like treatments from a Botox treatment clinic, can enhance your appearance and boost your confidence, they won't give you a better relationship, a better paying job, or a happier life.

But if you desire to correct crows feet, crooked nose, tighten a loose chin, or a mommy makeup over, chances are you'll be satisfied with the results, provided you do your homework first.

Check The Plastic Surgeons' Qualifications When Considering A Cosmetic Procedure

I was surprised at the growing number of OB/GYNs, internal medicine doctors, and even cardiologists performing cosmetic procedures~ WHAT?? I know. But the truth is that the US government doesn't require that a surgeon has training in the services they offer. What are the signs that your plastic surgeon isn't fully qualified?

For starters, if you have a surgeon who usually works on the cardiovascular system doing face reconstructive surgery! This may seem hard to believe, but it's legal. Trust me. 

I had a qualified vein surgeon, part owner in a spa, who botched a CoolSculpting procedure on me. And since he was not a plastic surgeon he could not perform the procedure to correct the negative side effects from CoolSculpting.

So, when searching for the right plastic surgeon qualified to perform a cosmetic procedure it is up to you to ensure that your surgeon is American board-certified.

Schedule A Consultation And Ask Questions When Considering A Cosmetic Procedure

If you are interested in a nose job, you want to find a board-certified plastic surgeon skilled in reconstructing that part of the face.

It's essential to have a reputable practitioner familiar with plastic and reconstructive rhinoplasty so that you can breathe normally through your nose.

Here are some questions you should ask your cosmetic surgeon during your surgery consultation:

  • Can you tell me how much training you have in the procedure I need?
  • What is the number of years you have performed this procedure?
  • Can you show me before and after pictures of past patients who have had this procedure? 
  • Patient safety is essential, so ask about the medical center, operating room, and general anesthesia. 
  • Are there any risks involved after the cosmetic surgery?
  • And make sure you feel comfortable during the consultation.
How To Find The Best Plastic Surgeon Near Me, Barbies Beauty Bits

How To Find The Best Plastic Surgeon Near Me

AND How Do You Know A Plastic Surgeon Is As Good As His Credentials
This is important because many get fooled by fancy college degrees and credentials. Hell, they could be at the bottom of their class in college (not someone I want working on my face). While it would be difficult to find this out. What you can find out is the truth from others who have had similar procedures.

One place you MUST go and check out is RealSelf. RealSelf is a healthcare marketplace where consumers research aesthetic treatments and connect with physicians.

RealSelf offers more than 430,000 doctors, cosmetic treatments, and plastic surgery reviews from actual patients sharing their honest experiences.

So not only can they connect you with a doctor near you they also share

  •     Unretouched before and after photos
  •     Plastic surgery reviews from actual patients, sharing their honest experiences
  •     Unbiased cost and procedure information

And do not forget to look on social media. If someone has a frozen Botox look you may want to consider another injector. 

Think It Through: Avoid Impulsive Cosmetic Procedures

Impulsive decisions are never a wise idea, especially when it comes to a cosmetic procedure, even ones that are no invasive. In addition to the above research, you should also think ahead.

For example, if you plan on having kids, it is best to wait before having surgery unless you have a facial procedure (such as a facelift or rhinoplasty). Breastfeeding - and having a baby! - transforms your body dramatically.

To achieve the best results, wait until you've finished breastfeeding your LAST baby before looking at a breast lift, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and/or lifting those sagging parts from pregnancies.

Be sure to select a cosmetic procedure right for you as cosmetic surgery is an art, not a science, requiring that patient and Doctor work together to achieve the desired outcome.

Lastly, any cosmetic procedure, and I repeat any, is something you do for yourself—not for a spouse, partner, ever!!!!! Your body is yours forever, and treat it preciously.



  1. It is definitely good to check into different procedures and do your research, and to look into the doctors doing the procedures. I've never had a cosmetic procedure done and these are good points to consider.

  2. I love the idea of looking at it whether this is for you or not. So many people want to say you have to do this.

  3. I will keep these in mind since I do want to do some procedures in the future.

  4. These are all really great key points that I must remember, I’m gonna take note of these! Thanks for sharing this with us!

  5. These are great points to consider when thinking about having cosmetic procedures done.

  6. It's important to do plenty of research before hand. I hear more and more of botched procedures.

  7. I think this is great for those who want to do this. It's not for me, but I'm glad they have this out there for others. It's nice to get all your answers and such ahead of time.

  8. I haven't considered having any cosmetic procedures done. If I did, it would probably be a micro-dermal abrasion to help get rid of acne scaring.

  9. Great post! I'll keep this in mind if I plan on any work in the future!

  10. A cosmetic procedure can indeed be nerve-wracking, especially with the thought that the surgeon could botch it.

  11. Making sure the Doctor is qualified would be a BIG one in my book.

  12. Wow! Such a great article and a thing to wonder about in the future! Getting the desire appeal we want is really something else and it will be a reality through this procedures! Thanks for sharing this with us!

  13. I don’t plan on getting anything done, but this was still a very interesting post. Doing research beforehand can be such an important thing.. Thanks for the info! -AJ

  14. I think that cosmetic procedures are a great opportunity. Of course we need to be well informed and to choose the right doctor to do it!


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