Understand the risks
Every cosmetic surgery involves risks.
It is important to talk to your practitioner and understand:
what will happen during the surgery
the risks and possible complications
the recovery process
what results you can expect and how long they will last
what to do if you have any concerns about the results of the surgery.
Read our question guide to help you prepare for your conversation.
Know your recovery plan
Recovery and aftercare can be as important for your health and wellbeing as the quality of the surgery itself.
If there are complications with your recovery, you should know who to contact and who will support you.
Ask your practitioner to give you a plan for your recovery and aftercare, particularly if your surgery requires general anaesthesia. If they cannot do this, you should go somewhere else for your surgery.