Am I Ready for Cosmetic Surgery? PSCStaff November 20, 2013 Cosmetic Body Surgery Perhaps you have spent your whole life hiding in photos because you are embarrassed of the nose at the center of your face. Maybe you have never felt confident because your body feels flat and lifeless, instead of curvy and vivacious. You might be thinking that now is the time to invest in yourself, and consider a cosmetic surgery procedure. Dr. Mohsen Tavoussi is a board certified facial plastic surgeon who services the Orange County area and has been helping Costa Mesa patients look beautiful and feel better for years. If you are considering cosmetic surgery, think about the following points before making your final decision. Can I Afford Cosmetic Surgery? In most cases, facial plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery procedures are elective. This means that most health insurance plans will not cover the surgical procedures, and the out-of-pocket costs can be high for most patients. Be sure that you are in a position financially to invest in a cosmetic surgery procedure. Can I Commit to the Recovery Process? Cosmetic surgery may be elective, and the focus might be improving your appearance, but it’s still a major operation. Each procedure has a recovery process associated with it, and you must be able to take the time to rest and take care of yourself after the fact. Following your post-operative instructions is essential to achieving positive results after your surgery. Which Cosmetic Surgery is Right for Me? You will want to research the various surgical procedures that are available, and decide which ones will help you with your particular situation. If you are looking to reduce the impact of aging on your appearance, you might consider a facelift. If you want to look slim and trim, a liposuction and a tummy tuck might be your best option. Dr. Tavoussi offers many different surgical options at his practice. Have I Found the Most Qualified Cosmetic Surgeon? Working with an expert facial plastic surgeon, like Dr. Tavoussi, is essential. You will want to work with a surgeon who is not only board certified but also educated and experienced. Check your surgeon’s references and ask to see past and present photographs of previous patients in order to decide if you are working with the right professional. If you have considered the previous points and have decided that cosmetic surgery is the best choice for you, then the next step is to set up a free cosmetic consultation with Dr. Tavoussi. At this appointment, Dr. Tavoussi performs a physical examination as well as a mental health examination on all of his Huntington Beach patients. He confirms that you are, in fact, a qualified candidate for the procedure of your choice, and he creates a custom outline for your specific surgery. For more information, contact his office today.