How The Best Plastic Surgeon Can Help You Make The Best Decision By Constance M. Barone, M.D. on March 07, 2019

How The Best Plastic Surgeon Can Help You Set Realistic Expectations

According to research by the University of Basel, up to 96% of cosmetic surgery patients report a positive outcome after their procedure, including higher self-esteem. Cosmetic surgery can be a great tool, but you must set realistic expectations for your outcome. The University of Basel study suggests that those who did not report positive outcomes had unreasonably high expectations about their results before heading into surgery. How can an experienced plastic surgeon help you set realistic expectations? The surgeon you choose should be honest about what outcomes are possible through cosmetic surgery. Dr. Barone will sit down with you to discuss your options, what cosmetic surgery can and cannot accomplish, and what to expect from plastic surgery recovery.



Define Your Reasons For Cosmetic Surgery

Why are you seeking cosmetic surgery? Are you expecting it to help you mend a relationship, get a promotion, or climb a social ladder? Cosmetic surgery cannot address these aspects of your life, and does not guarantee a perfect body. Cosmetic surgery can help you achieve more self-esteem, but only if you’re doing it for yourself, not someone else. As one of the best plastic surgeons in San Antonio, Dr. Barone will help you explore your options and define your reasons for seeking plastic surgery.


Planning Your Finances

Cosmetic surgery can get expensive, especially when you take into account that most insurance companies do not cover the initial surgery or any related procedures. Many women save money for their initial procedure, but neglect to save for potential complications. Talk with your surgeon about the upfront costs, maintenance costs such as MRIs for women with silicone gel breast implants, and any other costs you may encounter after your operation. If you are getting breast implants, or any similar device, look at the warranty to see what is covered. IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants offer one of the most comprehensive protection plans available. To learn more visit


Understanding Your Risks

Surgery comes with risks, no matter what type of surgery it is. Know what complications can occur, the warning signs to look for during your plastic surgery recovery, and your long-term risk factors. If the thought of a “silent rupture” with silicone gel breast implants gives you anxiety, think about your alternatives for breast implants. Dr. Barone offers all the breast implants currently available so you can choose one that provides beautiful results with a low rate of complications.


Planning For Plastic Surgery Recovery

Recovery from plastic surgery requires important planning . Your recovery time will vary based on the procedure you choose. For the best outcome, follow all instructions Dr. Barone gives you. After a breast augmentation, patients typically go home the same day. However, just because you are home does not mean you are fully recovered. Swelling, bruising, and pain are all normal, especially during the first few weeks. Exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided until you are cleared by Dr. Barone. Pain medication and antibiotics are often prescribed to take at home. Talk with Dr. Barone to understand what you should expect from your recovery so you can plan ahead.


Dr. Barone: The Best Plastic Surgeon For Your Cosmetic Procedure

Dr. Barone and her staff are committed to helping you understand every aspect of your procedure. You should never feel uncomfortable with the process, or pressured into scheduling a cosmetic surgery. Understanding the results you can expect, your plastic surgery recovery time, and recommended maintenance will ensure you feel confident before, during, and after your procedure.

Dr. Barone offers a wide variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures, and is one of the exclusive plastic surgeons in San Antonio to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant. The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant is the newest implant approved by the FDA. It offers a beautiful looking result with the peace of mind of only saline inside. IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants also have low long-term maintenance requirements and some of the lowest rates of complications. To learn more about IDEAL IMPLANT, visit

If you’ve been considering cosmetic surgery but want to learn more, schedule an appointment with Dr. Barone today. At your complimentary consultation, Dr. Barone will answer all your questions and address your concerns. She will help you determine which procedures you need to get the results you want. Schedule your complimentary consultation by calling 210-202-4392.

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Dr. Constance Barone in San Antonio, TX, and her team pride themselves in delivering safe, compassionate care tailored to your individual needs. She has been voted one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in America and her professional affiliations include:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

To schedule a consultation and learn more about how Dr. Barone can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, contact our office online, or call (210) 614-0400.

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