Cy Fair FAQ

Who is an appropriate candidate for plastic surgery?

There are essentially two categories of patients who would be considered good candidates for cosmetic surgery. The first category would include people who are concerned by a physical characteristic that they would like to change about their appearance. These patients will usually feel good about the results and surgery will help them have a positive image about themselves.

The second category would include people who may have a physical defect that has diminished their self-esteem or their self-image. These patients may take some time to adjust after surgery, as rebuilding confidence takes time. However, with time, these patients’ self-image is strengthened, and they will feel good about their surgery.

It is important to remember that plastic surgery will create both physical changes and changes in one’s self-esteem. One should not contemplate plastic surgery in the hope that it will necessarily change one’s relationships with others. While it is possible that friends and loved ones will respond positively to your change in appearance and self-confidence, you must understand and accept the fact that plastic surgery will not cause dramatic changes in people other than yourself.

Who is an inappropriate candidate for plastic surgery?

Not everyone is an appropriate candidate for plastic surgery. There are a number of Individuals who might not be appropriate candidates for plastic surgery such as those who are in an immediate crisis, such as a divorce, the death of a spouse or loved one, or the loss of a job; those with unrealistic expectations, those with obsessions of perfection, and those who are impossible to please. The latter category of patients often have been to more than one plastic surgeon before or have been operated on before for the same condition and still cannot be satisfied.

What are the different cosmetic surgical procedures that are available?

The following are some of the cosmetic surgical procedures that we offer here at Cy Fair Plastic Surgery in Houston. Please understand that the circumstances and experience of every individual will be different. Therefore, it is difficult if not impossible to state for certain every patients’ situation and experience.

Also understand that surgery is not an exact science, and that all surgeries, no matter how minor, involve possible risks and complications. Some of these can be quite serious, including the possibility of infection, bleeding, blood clots, and anesthestic complications. Others are more common and treatable with medications, such as postop pain, areas of numbness,and scarring.

How do I choose a plastic surgeon?

Read through our section on Choosing a Plastic Surgeon, which includes the following information:

  • Members of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons®
  • Form and Function
  • Did You Know?
  • Why is an ASPS Member Surgeon the Best Choice for Me?
  • What Can I Expect?
  • Questions to Ask When Choosing a Plastic Surgeon
  • Questions to Ask Your ASPS Member Surgeon