The Best Plastic Surgeons Say Cosmetic Surgery is Not For Everyone!

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The Best Plastic Surgeons Say Cosmetic Surgery is Not For Everyone

by Ellen Mahony

Cosmetic surgery allows women the freedom to change their story. The anxiety surrounding their appearance and self-esteem can dissolve with a quick, life-changing surgery. It’s an exciting prospect and something that many women consider. Is it worth it? Will it make me happier? What can I expect? These are all questions you may ask yourself when considering cosmetic surgery. The best plastic surgeons will inform you and help you feel empowered to make the choice that makes sense for you personally and for your lifestyle. The choice for cosmetic surgery is a choice to invest in yourself and what you project to the world. But it can truly change your life. Here are some tips for how to ensure you are prepared.

Know What to Expect

In 2004, a show called “The Swan” was all about how cosmetic surgery could completely change the way someone looked. After a lot of surgery and a long plastic surgery recovery, patients appeared to be perfect in every way. The show exaggerated both before and after photos as well as downplayed the realities of full body plastic surgery recovery. You have to do your research and be prepared with realistic expectations. Expect improvement, not perfection. The best plastic surgeons will explain to you what is and isn’t possible.

Know Your Why

Keep an open mind and remember that your procedure is for you and about you, not anyone else. Your cosmetic surgery won’t fix your relationship problems or change people around you. Expect your confidence to increase, but don’t expect things to change that you can’t control. Focus on how much more time and freedom you will be able to experience now that your mental energy is no longer preoccupied with worrying about how you look or negative feelings towards yourself. The best plastic surgeon is someone who can enhance who you are, not change who you are.

Consider Your Finances

Cosmetic surgery procedures and plastic surgery recovery are usually out of pocket expenses, meaning a large financial investment in yourself and your long term happiness. Consider all the potential risks that may occur after surgery and follow-up care and their associated costs and make sure you are prepared for them beforehand.


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Plastic Surgery Recovery

Make sure and schedule your surgery so that you have ample time to fully recover. Talk to your surgeon about how much time you will need, and any potential alterations you will need to make to your daily lifestyle. Also inquire about emotional effects of the procedure and how recovery will impact your personal life and career.

I want to make sure that you are prepared in all aspects of your procedure and plastic surgery recovery. Most patients are satisfied with their results and report that plastic surgery was completely worth it and improved their life. A lot of your procedure’s success, and the amount of post surgery risk factors, depends on how experienced your surgeon is and how well they inform you from the beginning. At our practice, we are dedicated to helping you make the decision that is best for you.

How to Find the Best Plastic Surgeon

There is no one-size-fits-all surgeon. A plastic surgeon whom your friend raves about may not be the right one for you. I suggest finding someone with whom you feel comfortable and that you can trust. Do your research on their training and experience and find someone who will take the time to listen to your concerns and answer all of your questions. I know what women are looking for in their search for the best plastic surgeon, because I myself have breast implants. I’ve been in your shoes and know how it feels. I treasure my relationship with patients as it extends beyond surgery day into plastic surgery recovery period and beyond.

“What led me to Dr. Mahony was her 30 year background, her professionalism, attention to detail and of course that Dr. Mahony had implants herself!”, Lesley, a former patient says. She goes on to say, “The staff was so wonderful, they were always available to answer my questions, and they always got back to me so quickly! This has been the best experience; I am so happy and can’t imagine having had the surgery done with anyone else but Dr. Mahony!”

Researching the best plastic surgeon in Westport? Contact us today to discuss your options. Simply call 203-221-0102. Our office is located at 131 Kings Highway North, Westport, Connecticut 06880. Contact us for a no-obligation consultation today.

131 Kings Highway North, Westport, Connecticut, 06880


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Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ellen Mahony specializes in breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, tummy tuck, liposuction, face lift and eyelid surgery. Her office is located in Westport and serves Fairfield, Bridgeport, Norwalk, New Canaan, Ridgefield, Shelton, Darien, Redding and Monroe.

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