Most Denver-area patients understand that when they’re considering plastic surgery, it’s important they be in sound physical health. An active infection or a fundamentally unhealthy body can make surgery unacceptably risky.
However, your mental health is just as important. When evaluating whether you are a sound candidate for plastic surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeons will have to determine if you are mentally prepared for the strains of plastic surgery.
One important element of a healthy mindset is a healthy set of expectations. At Grossman | Capraro Plastic Surgery, our doctors and staff strive to educate each patient so they can choose procedures that make the most sense for their physical well-being and self-image. For a one-on-one consultation, please call 303-320-5566.
Understand Your Procedure
Many people watch popular television shows like “Extreme Makeover” and assume that plastic surgery is about undergoing a radical change to their appearance. They expect plastic surgery to remove all physical imperfections and make them flawless.
Extensive research like the kind you’re doing, however, makes it clear that this is not what cosmetic surgery is meant to achieve. It’s certainly true that a procedure such as a tummy tuck can effect a significant change in your appearance. However, it’s vital that you understand the limitations of plastic surgery and go into your procedure with reasonable expectations.
Plastic surgery can not eliminate every imperfection that has ever bothered you. It cannot make you look exactly like the hot movie star of the moment.
What a specific procedure can do is address a specific cosmetic issue, eliminating it and leaving you feeling better about the way you look. It’s important you be crystal clear about your priorities and what you hope to achieve so that our board-certified plastic surgeons can help you determine if a procedure is appropriate.
At Grossman | Capraro Plastic Surgery, we understand and respect our patients. We know that you have your own unique reasons to consider plastic surgery, and we believe in treating those rationales with respect and deference.
However, a healthy mindset requires a clear understanding of why you want to undergo plastic surgery. And as doctors, we are ethically required to make sure you are mentally prepared for a cosmetic procedure.
Plastic surgery, while safe and commonly performed, puts a significant strain on your body. That, in turn, puts you under significant mental strain. Dealing with the discomfort and physical restrictions of recovery requires a firm mental foundation.
We are always up front and clear with you about what you can expect from your procedure. We will not make extravagant promises or downplay the reality of recovery. That’s our promise to you.
If you live in or around Denver, Colorado, and you have questions about the plastic surgery experience, please schedule a consultation with Grossman | Plastic Surgery today by calling 303-320-5566 or completing the form on this page.