If you have done any online research into cosmetic procedures, you have probably seen both positive and negative results. This may lead you to wonder if you will really look good after your procedure. However, there are several ways that you can ensure that you will love your results both before and after your procedure whether it is an invasive or noninvasive treatment.
Ask to See Before-and-After Pictures
Your practitioner should have plenty of before-and-after pictures of patients he has treated prior to you. This will give you the best idea of the type of results that one practitioner will get over another. This will also help you compare yourself to other patients who have similar facial features to you.
Use a Simulator
Nowadays, there are numerous ways that you can simulate your results using advanced photography. This technology takes a picture of your face and simulates the results for which you are looking. It is most useful for larger surgical procedures, such as facelifts and rhinoplasties.
Follow the Doctor’s Follow-up Instructions
While many of the results of your procedure will be up to the techniques and proficiency of your practitioner, there are some things that you can do for yourself to ensure the best results possible. When you are discharged home, your practitioner will give you information about how to care for your skin. In general, you should be sure to treat your skin gently, use plenty of sun protection and allow your incisions to heal without picking at them.
Have Realistic Expectations
If you have unrealistic expectations of what your procedure will do for you, you will most likely be disappointed by your results. Instead, realize that there are only so many changes that can be made to your features, and resolve to be happy with those parts that make you unique.