Obviously, you’re looking for stellar results from your breast augmentation, tummy tuck or other cosmetic surgery. But what you might not realize is that your cosmetic surgeon probably has higher standards for your results than even you do.* So if you’re stumped on how to pick a cosmetic surgeon, here’s how you can use his or her perfectionism to your advantage.
Your Cosmetic Surgeon Is a Perfectionist
Whether you’re an artist, teacher or CEO, you are your own harshest critic. The same goes for cosmetic surgeons. While the majority of their clients are likely overjoyed at their results and completely satisfied, cosmetic surgeons tend to give themselves a lower satisfaction rating.
This isn’t to say that they haven’t done their best work—it just means that they’re going to judge their finished work with a much more nuanced eye than anyone else will.
You See Your Results in Different Ways
After your cosmetic surgery, you might be thrilled about how your clothes fit and how you feel.* Your cosmetic surgeon, on the other hand, views your results slightly differently, in terms of minute details and measurements.
When measuring for breast implant size, for example, your cosmetic surgeon isn’t interested in bra cup size, but rather the much more precise cubic centimeters of volume.
Use These Qualities to Pick a Cosmetic Surgeon
Picking the right cosmetic surgeon is the most important step of your cosmetic surgery journey.
When choosing a cosmetic surgeon for your procedure, look for signs that he or she is a perfectionist, like attention to detail, rave reviews and before and after photos. In the hands of a skilled and experienced cosmetic surgeon, you can rest assured that he or she will deliver the best results possible.*
*This information is for education only and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.