The short answer: gather as much information as you can in order to make a well-informed decision that’s right for you.  Specific to plastic surgery, though, there are a couple of things to think about as you determine whether plastic surgery is an option for you: expectations and risk.
Expectations – Very often, plastic surgery can enhance your appearance and boost your self-confidence. But it won’t necessarily change your looks to match your ideal or cause others to treat you differently. Take some time and think carefully about your expectations, understanding that the circumstances and experience of every individual will be unique. Once you have made the decision to move forward, be sure to discuss your expectations in detail with Dr. Back, who can best help you understand the particular procedure you’re interested in and the results you can reasonably expect from it.
Risk – All surgery carries some degree of uncertainty and risk, including the possibility of infection, bleeding, blood clots and adverse reactions to the anesthesia. However, when performed by a qualified, experienced, and board certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Back, complications are typically less frequent and usually minor. You also play an important role in obtaining a good result and can reduce your risks by closely following Dr. Back’s advice, both before and after surgery.