When you say the world plastic surgery it’s not uncommon for people to think of people getting something on their body enhanced or altered. The reality of it is though that people also get plastic for medical reasons that are unavoidable. For these types of people, fear and anxiety is a normal feeling to experience and more so if you’ve never undergone surgery before. There is a whole slew of emotions that come with anxiety of having a surgical procedure, some of which that can imitate the very same symptoms of someone having a panic attack. What are some of the biggest fears for people having surgery you ask? We’ll talk about those and how to get around those fears.
Common surgery fears and how to get past them
One of the most common fears that most people have who require plastic surgery is death. There is always the possibility of something happening that could lead to a person dying, even though in most cases minute it can be enough to stress a person out. Another one that a person often experiences are that they’re unhappy with the results. With plastic surgery, a number of different areas can be worked on. In more areas such as the face, many fear that the surgery won’t alter them for the better, but for the worse. When a surgery is done on the area of the body that can be hidden by clothes it’s not such an issue as a pose to when it’s an area that’s in clear sight for all to see.
Many doctors hear these types of fears and phobia’s and more on a daily basis and it’s pretty understandable, as plastic surgery is a major thing to do. Some patients have expressed fears of the doctor not being the right one for the job, while others hope that while they may have traveled out of state or paid less than most for the procedure its done as well. For people who’re parents, they often fear not being able to keep their jobs during recovery time or being able to take care of their kids without help which can be much more miner of an issue than others. Despite all these fears and phobias, there are ways to get around them.
You have a plastic surgery coming up and want to know what to do in order to avoid them? Here’s a few tips and tricks:
- Be open and honest with your doctor about your fears. Your doctor can answer any questions and help you cope with any indecisions.
- Ask for referrals. This can help to ensure that you can trust and have better feelings about the doctor doing the procedures.
- Learn what you can about the procedure you’re having. By learning more, you’ll find out what to expect and what recovery is like for those who undergo the same.
- Find an outlet. Find something to distract you from those troublesome thoughts to not feel so stressed about the procedure.