Fear is a completely normal response to the unknown. Feeling nervous or worried about having plastic surgery for the first time is as reasonable as worrying about starting a new job or moving to a new city.
Dr. Jonathan Grant will never dismiss any of your fears about plastic surgery. Instead, his goal is to help you overcome your fears by educating you about your treatment and having informed, detailed conversations about your options. Read on as Dr. Grant addresses some of the most common fears about plastic surgery.
I am anxious that the surgery will be painful.
Surgical procedures are usually performed with local anesthesia with sedation, so you will not feel or remember anything from surgery. After surgery, you can alleviate mild discomfort with prescription or over-the-counter pain relievers. Excessive pain is highly unusual.
I am scared I will develop a complication after surgery.
Educating yourself about the procedure itself, recovery and related risks is a good way to minimize fears about complications. During your consultation with Dr. Grant, you will learn about the steps you can take to minimize your risk, such as following his incision care instructions, not smoking and avoiding certain types of medication.
I worry I will look unnatural or frozen after surgery.
The quality of your results depends on the skill and experience of your surgeon. With Dr. Grant at the helm, you can feel confident you are trusting your treatment to one of the finest surgeons in the area. The facial plastic surgeon has spent years honing his craft and perfecting his techniques so he can deliver natural, attractive results to his deserving patients. Together, the two of you will custom-design a plan that meets your goals.
I am concerned it will take too much time to get back to normal life after surgery.
Actually, many patients recover much faster than they anticipated! Depending on your specific treatment plan, expect to spend a few days relaxing on the couch and then slowly resume normal day-to-day activities. You should be able to return to the office and socializing within a week or two of your operation.
I don’t want to have noticeable scarring.
Dr. Grant is meticulous when planning out surgical incisions. Whenever possible, he places the incisions in the natural creases and transitions of the skin for discreet scars. Also, adhering to his post-operative scar management protocol will help your scars fade very well.
If you would like to discuss any other fears with Dr. Grant and our friendly team, do not hesitate to reach out to us via phone or email. We are here to help you!