1 in 4 women has to date pursued a cosmetic medicine treatment of some kind.
With all procedures, there can be side effects, and precaution should be taken into consideration. The longer lead time you give your doctor, the better. If you are planning a procedure before going to a major event, it is advised that you consult your practitioner at least six to 12 months prior to the event. The New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine has some simple guidelines to help you before you proceed. You need to ask yourself: Am I confident in my doctor? Do I feel confident about having this procedure done? Am I happy with the arrangements that have been made for me to reach my desired result? Have I had all my questions answered? Do I understand any risks and potential complications with this procedure? Remember, NZSCM (New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine) physicians are bound to take into account the holistic nature of the client’s needs, including physical, emotional, psychological and environmental.