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The decision to undergo plastic surgery is not one that you should take lightly. There are many things that you will need to consider. For instance, cost is a big factor, so is recovery time and possible side effects. But all of these must be weight against the balance of what having plastic surgery will do for your long-term self-esteem. This is the real question and one that should occupy the bulk of your energy when you are making the decision.
First, let’s look at the cost.
If you are rolling in money this will probably be the least of your concerns. But for most people money is right there at the top of the list. Of course you are going to have to determine what procedure you want, and how much that is going to cost. For instance, Botox is much cheaper than a full-blown face lift, but it only lasts for limited time. Breast enhancement and ear surgery for instance last much longer (forever often) and can be a better investment if that is what you are after.
But the most important thing you must consider is how much the recovery time is going to cost you. For instance if you make $1,500 for two weeks of work, you will have to sacrifice that money during your recovery. Unless of course you decide to use your vacation time for your recovery, but them you have to realize that you might be able to go anywhere this year and show off you the hot new you.
This also begs the bigger question of recovery.
Some people handle pain better than others, and you probably already have a good idea of which kind of person you are. And let me tell you…make no mistake; plastic surgery can be a painful process. Just ask all those ladies who are always cry on The Swan. When you leave the operating room, you will feel and look like you were beaten like a rented mule. You will have scares and bruises and your whole body will be depleted. This can be too much for many people, and for others it can lead to depression. You should keep this in mind.
But if it leads to higher self-esteem it might be worth it.
Higher self esteem is the first reason that most people choose to have plastic surgery. Many of us have one physical strait that haunts us every time we look in the mirror, and plastic surgery is a great way to purge those fixating demons. But beware; plastic surgery won’t solve all of your problems. It will however give you one less thing to worry about, so you can concentrate on the things that really matter.