Patients must frequently take time away from normal activities for the surgery and subsequent recovery period. This means that patients may have to take time off from work or school and avoid favorite activities such as sports and playing with their kids during the initial recovery period. Many patients also find that they need assistance for a few days after the surgery to help them get around and take care of daily activities.
Finally, it is important to remember that the desired results cannot be guaranteed. The potential exists that the surgery will not produce the “ideal” look the patient was seeking in spite of the surgeon’s best efforts. Cosmetic surgery is not an exact science, so potential patients need to keep in mind that there is no way to know what the final outcome will look like until the procedure has been performed and the recovery period has passed.