If you think plastic surgery is going to solve all your problems, think again! According to experts, there are hidden dangers that most people don’t think about before going under the knife. So here are a few things to consider before deciding you want plastic surgery. This comes from The Essential Cosmetic Surgery Companion by Dr. Robert Kotler.

  • The recovery period will be tough. Doctors say most procedures take around 100 days for swelling and bruising to completely disappear, and up to 6 months before you see the final results. And you could experience complications. For example, if you overexert yourself too soon after having a nose job, you could increase your blood pressure so much that you wind up bursting blood vessels in your nose.
  • You may need a second operation. Experts estimate that 10 to 15 percent of facial plastic surgeries require a second operation to either fine-tune the original job or fix the work of a bad doctor. And a second operation means you’ll experience more swelling and bruising, and more stress. And financially, a complete ‘do over’ to fix a bad doctor’s work can sometimes cost more than the original surgery!
  • Another thing you need to know about plastic surgery – it can lead to depression. Some patients go through a period of post-traumatic stress because they’re not prepared for what they see in the mirror after surgery. They start thinking they made a mistake that can never be undone.
  • It may not last. Plastic surgery results aren’t always permanent. Dr. Kotler says if liposuction patients aren’t committed to keeping the weight off, they’ll just gain it back in other places. In other words, your stomach may stay flat, but your thighs could balloon.

So please. Think it over very carefully before having plastic surgery. You could end up with more problems than you bargained for.