Advertising overkill, glossy brochures, a plethora of radio ads, upscale locations, vague websites, lists of credentials, fancy monikers, state of the art tools, and futuristic facilities doth not create a reliable surgeon ... in any arena.
It amazes me how these advertising/promotional ploys lure people in for such major surgeries, while the patients literally know nothing about the surgeon's skills, expertise, or general capabilities. Scary. We cannot allow ourselves to remain uneducated regarding our surgeons, and thusly become blinded by all the bells and whistles they intend and/or attempt to present (or pretend to).
Educate yourself. Ask many questions to many experienced and/or learned individuals from diverse perspectives/backgrounds. Do an adequate amount of research. This is your body. You will have to live wit the results of the surgery. Take your time and be patient. Take the surgeon's advice, expertise, and skill into consideration, but never let them change your mind 100%, unless you discover you are totally in the dark. Never allow yourself to be in this position if you are altering your visage.
Plastic surgery or any surgery will alter your life ... for better or worse. Be informed.
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