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What Are Realistic Expectations for Plastic Surgery Results?

November 27, 2013

Often when reading about qualifications for ideal candidate for a particular plastic surgery procedure, the phrase “have realistic expectations” is included. This is, in fact, an extremely important qualifying trait, but… just what, exactly are “realistic” expectations? This question can be more difficult to answer because what may be realistic for one person, may not for another. Results and procedures, like the people who undergo them, are highly individualized and unique to that person. Every patient walks in with a different set of goals, needs, concerns, challenges and desires and the plastic surgeon must work with those as well as the physical limitations of the patient.

One good way to get a ballpark idea of “realistic” expectations is by looking at before and after photo galleries. Look at photo’s of people who’ve undergone the procedure you are considering. You will start to understand what may or may not be possible. The next step to understanding if the results you desire are realistic will be having a one on one consultation with a plastic surgeon who will evaluate your individual case. He or she will be able to then tell you if what you wish to achieve is possible or not.

Start you research now! Look through our comprehensive online before and after gallery showcasing the work of many of our featured plastic surgeons!

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