Are You a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Surgery? 14 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself

by

Lois W. Stern




There are certain conditions, health habits, and life issues that might conflict with your ability to achieve a safe, rewarding cosmetic surgery result. Take this self-assessment quiz to help you determine if cosmetic surgery is right for you at this time. Discuss your situation openly with your internist and surgeon.

Remember, this is your life. Respect it!

  1. Do you have a kidney or liver disorder?
    ___Yes ___ No

  2. Do you have a bleeding disorder?
    ___Yes ___ No

  3. Are you a heavy smoker or drinker?
    ___Yes ___ No

  4. Are you considerably overweight?
    ___Yes ___ No

  5. Do you scar easily?
    ___Yes ___ No

  6. Do you have any other serious medical condition(s) as, for example, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart or lung disease, severe allergies?
    ___Yes ___ No

  7. Are you currently under treatment or medication for anxiety or depression?
    ___Yes ___ No

  8. Do you have a drug problem?
    ___Yes ___ No

  9. Are you in the middle of a life crisis? (i.e. divorce, loss of a spouse, etc.)
    ___Yes ___ No

  10. Have you had many different cosmetic surgery procedures at different times during your life?
    ___Yes ___ No

  11. Are you generally unhappy with your overall physical appearance?
    ___Yes ___ No

  12. Are you preoccupied or obsessed with a part of your face or body that others do not consider unattractive?
    ___Yes ___ No

  13. Are you suffering from depression?
    ___Yes ___ No

  14. Are you considering cosmetic surgery primarily as a means to improve your social life, resolve marital conflicts or please someone else?
    ___Yes ___ No

No one consciously seeks out cosmetic surgery to worsen herself physically or psychologically, but this situation occasionally does occur. If you have answered “yes” to any of these 14 questions, please consult with your physician and/or a mental health specialist before you make this important decision for yourself. Remember, cosmetic surgery is elective surgery. Your overall physical and mental health come first.

Have a beautiful life,


Lois

(c) 2008 by Lois W. Stern

Lois W. Stern is the author of the award winning book, Sex, Lies and Cosmetic Surgery, (Infinity, 2006), soon to be republished in a revised edition with a CD enclosure. Lois invites prospective cosmetic surgery patients, physicians, and media to visit her website to read other articles and/or sign up for her monthly newsletter at: sexliesandcosmeticsurgery.com