The Most Common Liposuction Fears
One of the major factors that causes hesitation in many potential liposuction patients is, quite simply, fear. Ranging a broad spectrum, these fears can be related to the judgement of others, potential health risks, bad results and more. Since cosmetic surgery is still a relatively new science, there are still many myths surrounding the controversial procedures. These fears are something that should be taken very seriously, by the patient, surgeon, and post-surgery support individuals.
Given that so many people are openly against any form of cosmetic procedure, one of the most common fears experienced by potential liposuction patients is what others may think of them and their choice to undergo cosmetic surgery. The patient may find themselves afraid of what their boss may think when they ask for time away from work for their surgery, or what their co-workers may think. More common yet is the fear of what one’s family may say or think of the procedure.
The fear of bad results is very present in just about anyone who has ever considered undergoing liposuction. There is minimal guarantee for patients that the results they see six months after surgery are going to be what they expected in the beginning. Being such an expensive service, it is only natural that patients fear that they could be paying thousands of dollars to end up with their body being sculpted into a less than desirable shape.
Like surgery of any type, there are dangers and risks involved with liposuction. This is another major fear among patients and a major factor in the decision to undergo surgery. Ranging from minor effects, such as skin discoloration, to major effects like organ and nerve damage, there are many risks involved in these procedures that patients need to be aware of. Your surgeon should cover all of these risks and dangers with you during consultation appointments.
It is perfectly normal for anyone who is undergoing surgery to experience some kind of fear regarding what could happen during or after that procedure. Your body is being put into a very vulnerable state, and given the elective nature of liposuction surgery, many people suffer internal conflict about willingly putting their body at that kind of risk. You should be sure to discuss your fears and concerns with your surgeon during consultation. Of course, if your fears are holding you back from making that consultation appointment, you might find a trusted friend or family will be a better confidante when it comes to your concerns.