With the availability of different surgeries done for aesthetic purposes as well as the presence of numerous facilities where these procedures are performed, it is normal for people to rely on plastic surgery to improve their appearance and confidence. Perhaps you feel the same way. Here at our Miami plastic surgery practice, we help patients improve their way of life through the different procedures we offer. If you are interested in plastic surgery, it is important to know if you are a good candidate or not. Here are factors that determine if you are a good candidate for surgery.
You may be a good candidate for plastic surgery if you are healthy. You have to remember that every surgical procedure has risks and the risks involved increase if you are not healthy or if you have health problems. You may not be a good candidate if your health problems are serious like diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension.
Dr. Serure performs a thorough assessment and takes the time to know your health and medical history, medications and supplements you are currently taking, and any allergies that you have before performing any kind of surgery. Some medications can increase your bleeding risks or interfere with certain medications utilized during the procedure. Even your lifestyle will be discussed.
Smoking and Obesity
Smokers may not be good candidates for plastic surgery. The same goes for people battling obesity. Even those who drink way too much alcohol may not be good candidates.
Changes may have to be made a couple of weeks before surgery. For instance, a smoker may be asked to quit smoking at least two to four weeks before the procedure and advised not to smoke two to four weeks following surgery since smoking can affect the body’s healing response.
Every candidate should be aware of the risks involved in the procedure he or she is interested in. You have to weigh the risks and the benefits of the surgery. During your consultation with Dr. Serure, you will learn everything you need to know about the procedure and its risks. This is the perfect time to ask any questions you have in mind.
If you are interested in plastic surgery and want to know if you are a good candidate, request an appointment with Dr. Serure today by calling (305) 669-0184 or filling out this online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!