Plastic Surgery Counselling: why would you do that? Well, it is very sensible and a good thing to do!
Changing your looks through plastic surgery is large step for anyone to take. Perhaps you may have a nose that you do not like or you feel you may be getting older and are considering a facelift, or want to have implants in your breasts.
Plastic surgery is not just for people to feel better about the way they look but it is a medical discipline that helps people restore their body or face after disease and trauma that may have caused disfigurement.
It is important when choosing a plastic surgeon to choose one who has experience in the area you may need help.
Many surgeons over-state their abilities and say they can do a procedure which they might never have attempted before. A licence to practise does not necessarily mean that they are highly skilled.
There are surgeons out there who are doing many procedures that the patient might not have needed but the surgeon has sold them those services.
In my practice I have help thousands of people have surgery all over the world but I have made sure that the person the client choses has a good reputation and proven results.
Sometimes you may also need a referral to a competent surgeon who can be recommended by a plastic surgery counsellor. I have seen some brilliant work from plastic surgeons, some very disappointing results and sometimes some dictators.
When you decide to have plastic surgery you generally make that decision on an emotionally driven need. You might be particularly focused on what you think the outcome should be.
And sometimes people get that wrong, sometimes they don’t see the bigger picture and sometimes people choose the wrong surgeons or the wrong doctors to help them.
Talking it over with a counsellor experienced in plastic surgery issues helps you use your third eye to look at your situation objectively and make the right decision for you.
Since you are making an emotionally driven decision, you may not have the ideal take on the situation.
It is also important to be clear in your mind what results you wish to achieve and what may actually be possible to achieve. Some people have unrealistic expectations about the results and are disappointed, not because the surgery was bad, but because it was not what they imagined.
Look for a counsellor who is experienced in dealing with people considering plastic surgery.
Dr Tracie O’Keefe DCH, BHSc, ND, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist. Counsellor, PACFA registered Mental Health Professional and Naturopath In Sydney. You can get help by booking an appointment with her at Australian Health & Education Centre.