Managing Patient’s Expectations And Goals Before Cosmetic Surgery

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An essential aspect of ensuring a defined aesthetic goal begins with a professional relationship between a patient and surgeon. The impact of a cosmetic procedure should rest positively both on the psychological and physical realms of the patient. This is achievable when aesthetic goals are well elucidated by the cosmetic surgeon to the patient, so that the final outcome is favourable one.

Understanding the motivation behind doing a cosmetic surgery can be complicated.  In an age where the beauty factor is ubiquitous and patients are turning to cosmetic surgery to maintain a competitive edge, expectations are often unrealistic and the rationale behind seeking cosmetic corrections is purely driven towards accommodating a “Change”.  While having a youthful, pleasant appearance is fundamental to most circumstances in life, it should be remembered that the aim of cosmetic procedure is to enhance and improve your appearance in conjunction with your natural self. It takes an unbiased and virtuous cosmetic surgeon to empower you with the right knowledge and help you take a well informed decision to prepare you for the surgery and see the desired changes.

Dr Milan Doshi of Allure MedSpa, Mumbai, shares his view on setting his patient’s expectations right by initially breaking the doctor-patient barrier and creating an environment that is comfortable and relaxed. Understanding patient need, educating & suggesting them the best cosmetic surgery/treatments is the prime goal of his practice. This interaction between the surgeon and the patient sets the tone and lays the groundwork for the oncoming cosmetic procedure.

ASPS Dr Milan Doshi Alluremedspa

Evaluating Patient Candidacy

Having determined the cosmetic surgery goals and the underlying motivation for a physical alteration it needs a multifaceted approach that involves, psychological, physiological and pathological evaluations to decide on the patient’s candidacy. When sufficient time is allocated in interviewing the candidature, realistic expectations can be set and help screen the right from the ineligible ones. For example, a patient who responds with “My husband wants me to get a nose job done” is straight away a poor candidate who does not qualify emotionally or psychologically. Such patients see cosmetic surgery as a routine quick fix to their personal lives and usually end up dissatisfied with the cosmetic surgery experience.

Physical health and pathological evaluations are a prime responsibility area for the surgeon to ensure you are medically qualified to undergo the procedure with minimum complications that arise thereby. A complete medical history should be made available to your surgeon a week in advance to the scheduled procedure.

A healthy motivation with realistic expectation and an overall good health makes for the happiest and most satisfied patients in cosmetic surgery. Some happen to be inherently well acquainted with the subject; others need the intervention of evolved and experienced surgeons. At Allure MedSpa you can trust to find the perfect blend of a caring and ingenious one. Seek an aesthetic consultation today!

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