When we think of our health and well-being we tend to focus on the physical. Often we as individuals and as a society tend to neglect our mental welfare. The good news is mental health awareness is growing, with many campaigns in the UK and worldwide making progressive steps to shed light on the importance of our mental well-being. When it comes to cosmetic surgery, the importance of our mental health is no different.
Deciding to have any type of surgery requires screening and assessment to determine if the patient is a good candidate for the procedure. Certain medical conditions and histories can make patients either less receptive or higher risk for treatment. For cosmetic surgery, mental health issues can impose a range of complications for treatment and recovery. Conditions such as body dysmorphia, eating disorders and depression may mean questionable motivations for seeking treatment as well as unrealistic expectations of the outcome.
Med-Ez is here to help those seeking cosmetic treatment. Getting cosmetic surgery can help you improve your body image and self-confidence. However, it is not a one-size fits all solution to other problems you may be facing in your personal life. The decision to have cosmetic surgery should come from a place of self-improvement and not the result of pressure from your peers or partner or other frustrations with life. Because cosmetic surgery is typically an elective treatment, it is our duty as healthcare providers to make sure this decision is medically supported. That is why we include mental health screening as part of our pre-operative assessments.
We want to give you the freedom to be the best version of yourself, but also need to make sure cosmetic surgery is a safe step to get you there.