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How do I know if plastic surgery is right for me?

During your initial consultation Dr Larocque will review your medical history, your health condition and will determine if the surgical procedure that you want can be done safely. This is important because the most important factor related to the safety of the surgery is your health status. It is important that you fully disclose all pertinent information so that we are able to make an accurate assessment of the risks involved. We will take every precaution necessary to reduce the possibility of any complications and our expert team is dedicated to making your operation go smoothly.

There are also several important factors that come into play when deciding whether plastic surgery is the right option for you. First, you need to ask yourself what your motivations are. People who are satisfied after a plastic surgery generally find that the surgery enhances their overall appearance and self-esteem. It is important that have realistic expectations. Plastic surgery is both a science and an art, neither of which are perfect. You should be ready to discuss frankly with Dr Larocque about the result you wish to achieve and he will be honest and tell you if it is possible.

Does it matter how old I am?

There are a variety of procedures available in plastic surgery and probably people of all ages have taken advantage of the image-enhancement offered by them. On the other hand, age will sometimes be taken into consideration when planning a surgery. Ear surgery is done after 6 years old when the growth is almost complete. Growth is also a factor for a nose surgery, usually done after 16 years old in a girl and 18 years old in a boy.

In older people, the health status will often determine if a procedure can be done. What is a good procedure for one person may not be an appropriate procedure for another. Plastic surgery cannot reverse the aging process but many people are very satisfied with the improvement of their appearance.

Can I have several procedures performed simultaneously?

It is recognized that having many procedures at the same time can increase the risks of complications although it depends on many factors. Such factors are the type of procedures, the length of the surgery, the areas involved, the possibility of blood loss and your health status. Dr Larocque will tell you what can be done safely.

I have consulted a few plastic surgeons and they have proposed different approaches to my problem. Is it normal?

Plastic surgery is both a science and an art. There are many plastic surgery procedures with each many variations. A plastic surgeon will propose a surgical plan based on his evaluation, his experience, his training and his surgical and aesthetic philosophy. It is then normal that many approaches can be appropriate. You must find a surgeon that understands your needs and don’t be afraid to ask questions.