What happens when the outcome of the surgery is not what the patient expected? How should the patient deal with fixing previous cosmetic surgery procedures that went wrong? What are recommended ways to deal with the emotional stress of this happening?
"Patients go through a tremendous amount of guilt and remorse for having undergone the procedure," says Robert M. Schwarcz, M.D., a leading facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon in New York City. "and many obsess on fixing it immediately to get back to the way they were. It is important to take a step back and let the body and mind heal with time. Once that happens, see a doctor who specializes in that particular area of the body (e.g., eyes, breast) and one who can deal with the complications. It is best to find a surgeon who does not only do reconstruction on a regular basis, but also does cosmetic procedures. Seek multiple opinions and make an educated decision."