The Worst Reasons to Go Under the Knife

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There are many reasons women elect to have a cosmetic procedure—each of them being personal and most importantly, private. And while having plastic surgery can give you a newfound confidence and self-esteem boost, there are times when going under the knife is not the best idea, when plastic surgery is done for the wrong reasons. So before you see a plastic surgeon for a consultation, make sure you aren’t doing it for these purposes:

Revenge
Troy, MI, plastic surgeon Anthony Youn, MD, recently wrote an article for CNN about how many women are coming into his office seeking multiple plastic surgery procedures to "get back" at their exes for leaving them. These recent divorcees are enhancing their looks to make their ex-husbands "jealous." He says, "In my metro Detroit plastic surgery practice, I estimate that 20 percent of my new female patients have recently undergone a divorce…so when I see newly divorced patients in my office, I encourage them to hold off on plastic surgery until they're in a good mental state."

To Please Others
The choice to have surgery should be yours, and yours alone. After all, it's your body and you have to live with the consequences. Therefore, if a loved one thinks you should get a breast augmentation or liposuction, you should make sure you really want the procedure too. If you are feeling any pressure to have a surgery, it is likely something you might not want. 

When consulting a plastic surgeon, the doctor should carefully go over all the risks and benefits of surgery and make sure you are in the right psychological state for the procedure. Don't just go to any surgeon, you want to make sure your doctor has your best interests in mind and is trained to ask the right questions. A board-certified surgeon will have years of training in dealing with all sorts of issues. In the end, the choice is yours, so make it carefully.

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