3 Things You Should Never Lie To Your Plastic Surgeon About



3 Things You Should Never Lie To Your Plastic Surgeon About

When you meet with your plastic surgeon for your first consultation, you need to be upfront about your medical history. That’s because if you lie, you are putting yourself at risk. Your cosmetic surgeon is trained to perform procedures that enhance your beauty with visually pleasing contours, but the surgeon must know your body’s limitations.

3 Things You Should Never Lie To Your Plastic Surgeon About

The following are three things you should never lie to your plastic surgeon about:

1. Your medical history

No matter what you’ve been through or how many previous surgeries you’ve had, your doctor needs to know. If you’ve been hospitalized in the past for infections, have diabetes, suffer from depression, are asthmatic, had cancer or any other ailment/disease, your plastic surgeon needs to know this information. This in order to evaluate how your body will respond to the surgery. Your surgeon must know everything and anything you’ve experienced regarding your medical history and what medications you’re taking.

2. Your age

It’s one thing to tell a white lie if someone asks you how old you are but never lie to your plastic surgeon about your age. First off, they require a copy of your government-issued health card that has your age displayed on it. Secondly, they need to know exactly how old you are to know what your body can handle. For example, a 25-year-old woman having a breast reduction would have a quicker recovery time than someone in their sixties. This isn’t to say undergoing cosmetic surgery in your sixties is off-limits but your doctor needs to know exactly when you were born so they can tailor the procedure and the recovery timeline for your body.

3. How much you smoke and drink

Having a glass of wine with a meal every so often doesn’t raise any concerns but drinking a bottle of wine every night does. Your plastic surgeon needs to know how much alcohol you consume on a regular basis. As for smoking, don’t lie to your doctor and say you don’t smoke when you do. Even if you are a social smoker, your plastic surgeon needs to know because you will need to quit at least two weeks prior to your surgery and remain smoke-free as you heal. Smoking hinders the recovery process and makes scarring worse.

Lying to your plastic surgeon does more harm than good. For more information about our cosmetic procedures, call us today at 866-731-0431 or contact us here.

June 9, 2018

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