Surgery Mindset

A Healthy Mindset
for Plastic Surgery

When discussing whether you’re a candidate for plastic surgery, it’s natural to focus on observable, physical factors. You need to be in sound physical health to undergo plastic surgery, and that’s something that is relatively simple to measure.

However, your mental state is every bit as important. To safely undergo plastic surgery, it’s absolutely crucial that you have the right mindset and sound mental health.

When choosing your plastic surgeon, it’s absolutely crucial you find a doctor who’s willing to take his or her time to get to know you. At Aspira Plastic Surgery, we do everything possible to ensure you are in the right mental place to undergo plastic surgery.

If you live in or around Austin, Texas and you want to learn more about our practice, please call Aspira Plastic Surgery today at (512) 730-3885 for a consultation.

Why This Is So Important

Modern plastic surgery is quite safe. All of our procedures boast impressive safety records, and you can undergo surgery with the confidence to know that we will protect your health and well-being at all points.

However, surgery is still surgery, and many of our procedures are quite significant. And major plastic surgery puts a major strain on your psyche.


All of these takes can take a toll on your mental health. You have to deal with some discomfort, plus the uncertainty that comes from not immediately seeing results, all while being unable to distract yourself with work and other responsibilities.

Take the tummy tuck as a simple example. This procedure will dramatically tone and tighten your abdominal muscles, which makes it quite popular. But it requires multiple days of recovery, another couple weeks of swelling and mild discomfort and the results won’t fully materialize for months after the procedure.

This can be tough if you’re not prepared for it. That’s why Dr. Erella is committed to ensuring that you are prepared. Before you undergo your procedure, we will walk you through every step of the process and ensure you have a complete understanding of what to expect. In our experience, an informed patient is a relaxed patient, and a relaxed patient is a happy patient.

We’ll talk to you about your cosmetic goals and what you hope to achieve with surgery. We want to ensure you have sound expectations before moving forward with any procedure.