Are You a Good Candidate for Plastic Surgery?
How do you know if you are a candidate for plastic surgery? There are many ways to tell if plastic surgery is for you. From breast augmentation to tummy tucks, and nose jobs to liposuction, it is best if you know the risks and limitations of each. It is important to know that not everyone is a good candidate for plastic surgery. You can find out if plastic surgery is for you with the help of Dr. Wigoda, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Forehead and Brow Lift – If you have heavy eyebrows and deep forehead wrinkles, you may be a candidate for a forehead/brow lift. It is important that you are a healthy individual with realistic goals. If you constantly look tired or angry, you are a good candidate for a brow lift. If you are balding or if you scar easily, this type of procedure is not right for your body type.
Rhinoplasty – Also known as nasal reshaping, this kind of plastic surgery is for you if you have a large, crooked nose or also a bump in the middle. If you are a child under the age of 16, or someone who plays contact sports, your plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale wants to let you know that a rhinoplasty is not right for you. Dr. Wigoda does perform rhinoplasty procedures on teens, aged 16 and up, with parent consent.
Breast Augmentation – If you have noticeably asymmetrical breasts that are fully developed, you may be a candidate for plastic surgery of the breasts. Women who typically get breast augmentations are unhappy with small breasts. Breast augmentations are performed on physically healthy women with realistic expectations. Dr. Wigoda, your plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, performs painless breast implants for women who wish to experience less pain and a shorter recovery time.
Liposuction – The ideal candidate for plastic surgery when it comes to liposuction are adults within 30% of their perfect weight who have firm, elastic skin. If you have any life-threatening illnesses or medical conditions, this type of surgery is not for you. However, if you are bothered by excess fatty deposits that refuse to respond to diet changes or exercise routines, liposuction is a good choice.
Otoplasty – You are probably a candidate for plastic surgery of the ear, or an otoplasty, if you have overly large ears (macrotia), protruding ears, or if you are dissatisfied with an ear surgery you have had in the past. Children are good candidates around the age of five, when their ear cartilage is stable enough for correction. Teens and adults are good candidates if they are healthy, non-smokers.
There are other ways in which you can tell if you are a good candidate for plastic surgery. You can read up on and obtain more information regarding each type of cosmetic surgery offered by your plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale on our website under procedures.