by Ioannis Bitzos, MD, FACS
The indications for Cosmetic Surgery:
Why undergo Cosmetic Surgery?
Cosmetic surgery is not indicated for everyone and there are several factors to consider before proceeding with cosmetic surgery for both the patient and the surgeon.
Perhaps the most important factor to consider is the true anatomical indication for the surgery. This means that there must be a significant enough anatomic issue to justify the performance of the surgical procedure. If the anatomical indication is weak, it is better to avoid the cosmetic procedure completely and perhaps consider non-surgical treatments or nothing at all.