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Are You Going Under the Knife for the Wrong Reasons?

Friday, May 31st, 2013


By and large, a cosmetic procedure is designed to improve your appearance, whether it’s achieved via surgical or nonsurgical methods. If you are considering going under the knife with Dr. Buchanan, may it be a North Carolina liposuction or lunchtime Botox, it is quite important that you are honest with yourself. Getting a bit of nip and tuck for the wrong reasons may just lead to disappointment and further dip in your self-esteem.

Now, let’s figure out if you’re getting plastic surgery for the wrong reasons.

Are you in crisis?

Circumstances such as divorce, the loss of a job, or the death of a spouse could lead men and women to opt for plastic surgery. “Revenge cosmetic surgery” often refers to bitter lovers who run for the nearest plastic surgery center to change something in their physical appearance so they could get back to their former lover. A CNN report even talked about this disturbing trend.

For patients in crisis and wanting a plastic surgery fix, Dr. Buchanan recommends that these patients try to work through the crisis first.

Do you have unrealistic expectations?

If you insist on copying Kate Middleton’s nose or Angelina Jolie’s lips with hopes that people will treat you like a celebrity afterwards, you might want to reassess your goals. Unrealistic expectations in plastic surgery also refers to individuals who had a severe accident or illness which left them disfigured and would want to restore their appearance to perfection.

Do you want plastic surgery because your lover said so?

If your partner is telling you that you should have Botox or breast augmentation to look younger and sexier, stop right there. The decision to have plastic surgery should be yours alone. While it’s important to ask your partner, friends, and other family members about their opinions, the decision should be made by you after weighing in your feelings towards a certain procedure.

The Center for Plastic Surgery in Highlands, North Carolina

We invite you to explore your cosmetic options with us! We perfectly understand that cosmetic surgery is not just about improving the physical aspect but making you feel better about yourself, too.

Dr. Buchanan has hospital privileges at both Highlands-Cashiers Hospital and at Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva.  The procedures are performed either in his office or at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital.  We are located at 209 Hospital Drive, Suite 202, Highlands, NC.  Call us at 828-526-3783 or fill out this contact form to schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to your visit!