Is Cosmetic Surgery Right for You?



Cosmetic surgery is an anxiety-provoking for most people. There are many reasons, but they primarily include the feeling that such procedures are unnecessary, what to expect of the outcome and whether the right surgeon is performing the procedure.

Dr. Malik Kutty of Luxe Plastic Surgery believes that it is extremely common to talk to a client who, with a sheepish grin, says something like, “I can’t believe I’m here. I’ve never spoken to anybody about this before.”  While that feeling is common, it’s important to look beyond that and realize that this thinking only proves how important the patient’s concerns are to them. Having friends or a spouse say how good someone already looks is nice, but they can’t know what it’s like to live with an appearance you don’t like. It can take a great deal of courage to overcome what feels like embarrassment, either from the physical problem or the anxiety about seeking advice from a qualified surgeon.

Once you’ve finally overcome the hurdle of getting into the surgeon’s office, the next concern is about how your appearance will be after surgery. For clients who are anxious to begin with, it’s even harder to contemplate the possibility of a poor result. A bad result makes the problem even worse in terms of appearance, and could even elicit comments such as, “Why would you do that?”

As far as the surgeon performing the operation, look carefully into his or her background. Education and training are critical. Experience counts; the longer a surgeon has been in practice, the more concerns he or she can handle.  Most importantly, be sure to speak in detail with your doctor, so all of your concerns can be addressed. If you’re not comfortable with the surgeon you’ve seen, find another one. You should feel complete confidence and comfort with your plastic surgeon.

Dr. Malik Kutty is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and a member in good standing with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has extensive experience with a variety of procedures, from simple office procedures to very complex operations. Visit Dr. Kutty at Luxe Plastic Surgery located at 4660 Sweetwater Blvd, Suite 150 in Sugar Land or call 281-313-0551.