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Seven Ways to Prepare For Cosmetic Surgery


  1. It Starts With You
    You’ve made the decision to inquire about plastic surgery. What’s next? Take a deep breath, step away form the excitement and anticipation, and look inward.
    Be honest about the motivation behind your decision. Write down your thoughts and talk about them. IT is important to make sure that you are moving forward with plastic surgery for yourself.
  1. You, Only Better
    Dr. Baldwin will talk with you about having realistic and balanced expectations, and want to know yours and just that. Instead of trying to become a different person, look at plastic surgery as a tool to create a better, more confident version of you.
    Keep an open mind and remember that she wants to understand your goals and desires, and then strive to help you achieve them safely.
  1. Real Surgery, Real Recovery
    Some things are just too good to be true, such as no downtime for recovery after a surgery. Recovery from plastic surgery, while usually predictable, can vary, and there are ups and downs.
    Ask Dr. Baldwin what to expect during recovery. Also, be prepared to follow the post-operative instructions given by Brooke at each follow-up appointment.
  1. Get Physically Prepared
    Preparing your body for surgery can help you avoid or minimize negative reactions and accelerate the healing process. Stop smoking as it constricts blood flow and the body’s healing ability. Work on your physical fitness and be within your desired weight range.
    If you have chronic conditions, talk to your family physician or internist about being a candidate for elective surgery.
  1. Payment & Financing
    Cosmetic surgery is an investment in yourself and the far-reaching benefits can be priceless. Typically, cosmetic surgery is not covered by insurance. However, plastic surgery is often less expensive than anticipated.
    Dr. Baldwin accepts all major credit cards and offer financing through CareCredit.
  1. Choosing Dr. Baldwin
    Before launching your search for a plastic surgeon, make a list of “must haves” and questions. Spend time researching various surgeons and qualifications.
    Dr. Baldwin is board certified and, as a female surgeon, understands your desire for a natural result. YOu will receive highly personalized attention from Dr. Baldwin and her staff. You are more than a number in our office.
    Post-operatively, Dr. Baldwin is available to her patients 24 hours a day to answer any concerns that may arise whether emergent or otherwise.
  1. Show & Tell
    It’s a good idea to decide if you are going to tell others you’ve had plastic surgery and how you are to handle the reaction. If you have a few responses in mind it can help make these situations more comfortable for the both of you. However, to tell or not to tell is always your choice.