Cosmetic surgery can help improve your appearance, confidence, and overall outlook, but it involves many choices.
The first and most important is selecting an experienced cosmetic surgeon who can help you understand the benefits, risks, and limitations of each procedure – ensuring the best choice for you.
Cleveland Clinic Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Center surgeons and staff are dedicated to continuously improving the quality of medical and surgical procedures and creating new standards of innovation. We strive to put patients first by offering cosmetic surgery procedures and services performed by highly experienced, board-certified specialists in state-of-the-art facilities.
One of the best ways to decide if cosmetic surgery is right for you is to set up a physician consultation.
Read answers to the most frequently asked questions about cosmetic procedures and services.
Find out how to plan for surgery – arrangements to make in advance and what to expect once you are home, recovering.
What You Should Consider
When deciding if cosmetic surgery is right for you, consider the following:
The best plastic surgery patients are those who have realistic expectations. They realize that a surgical procedure will not restore broken relationships and will not solve other emotionally related problems.
Patients who are otherwise pleased with themselves but dislike a specific physical characteristic that is amenable to surgical correction tend to be good surgical candidates. Other good candidates are those with a physical defect or cosmetic flaw that has affected their confidence over time.
Time and Expense
Do you need to take time away from work to recover from your procedure(s)? It is important to plan well to allow time to heal and achieve optimal results.
As most cosmetic surgeries are not covered by insurance, you will probably need to pay out-of-pocket for your procedure(s). Financing may also be available. To learn more about financing, call 216.444.4004.
All procedures pose certain risks. Be sure you understand the risks specific to your situation by discussing these with your physician. Common risk factors for individual procedures can be found by selecting from this list: Cosmetic Procedures.
Physical and Psychological Changes
Cosmetic surgery does more than cause physical changes; often, it fosters an enhanced self-esteem. However, if you are interested in surgery to influence or change another person, you may be disappointed. Cosmetic surgery can not cause dramatic changes in any person except you.
By working closely with a cosmetic specialist at the Cleveland Clinic Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Center, you will be able to establish specific, measurable and achievable goals that will ensure satisfaction with your procedure’s results.
You should also be aware that all surgical procedures carry some risk. Besides information available on this site about specific procedures and services, you should discuss risks with your doctor.
Finding an Experienced Cosmetic Surgeon
In addition to finding a cosmetic surgeon with experience performing the procedures you desire, it’s important to consider the facility where the procedure will take place. Cleveland Clinic Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Center locations are accredited facilities, and you can rest assured that a full spectrum of qualified health care professionals are available at all times.
We offer highly skilled, board-certified surgeons who can enhance your outward appearance while giving you peace of mind that only a nationally trusted name can deliver.