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When to Take the Leap


Submitted by Twin City Plastic Surgery

As we age, our thoughts, feelings, and opinions start to change. Things that we never considered in our twenties may now be in the forefront of our mind. If you have recently been considering plastic surgery, but aren’t sure if it’s the right thing for you, read on for answers to a few tough questions that you may have.

Is your self-esteem suffering?
Do you have an area of your body that you are particularly self-conscious about? Does it interfere with the way you see and feel about yourself? For instance, do you have small breasts that make you self-conscious about being intimate with someone or even getting into a swimsuit? This alone may be reason enough to consider plastic surgery.

Are you uncomfortable?
Not all plastic surgery is cosmetic. For instance, if you have large breasts that are causing you severe back pain, then you should consider a breast reduction. Or, if you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose, then you should consider a rhinoplasty. If you have an area of your body that is suffering and can be fixed by plastic surgery, you may want to take the leap.

Do you have realistic expectations?
Plastic surgery can certainly improve your appearance and enhance your self-confidence, but it will not magically solve your problems and is not the answer to a troubled relationship.

Is it something you’ve thought a lot about?
Getting plastic surgery isn’t something that should be done on a whim. All surgery has a certain amount of risk, and plastic surgery can change your appearance forever. Before you take the leap, make sure that you have thought a lot about the surgery and whether or not it’s the right thing for you. The more confident you are in your decision, the better. Since everyone is different, the only way to really be sure is to meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon who can go over all the details of what surgery will involve and answer any questions your might have. The surgeon you choose will not rush you into a decision and will likely advise you to take some time to think about it again.

Depending on your personality, you may have been for or against plastic surgery in the past. However, plastic surgery procedures have come a long way in the last 10 years. The most important thing to consider is to be sure that a surgical procedure is what you want for yourself, not something you are doing to please someone else or because it’s the trendy thing to do.

The board-certified plastic surgeons at Twin City Plastic Surgery bring you the latest procedures and newest technologies, along with the attentive care and comfort you deserve. For more information on any procedure, you may contact Dr. Laura Randolph — 309-664-6222, Dr. Chad Tattini — 309-664-1007, or Dr. Paige Holt — 309-664-4444 at Twin City Plastic Surgery or Their office is located at 2502 E. Empire in Bloomington.