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What Would Disqualify You From Getting Plastic Surgery?

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


Making the decision to enhance your look or correct a concern with cosmetic surgery can be exciting, to say the least! The weeks or months leading up to your procedure will likely be filled with anticipation and all kinds of emotions. When the big day finally approaches, the last thing you’d want is to learn that you aren’t eligible to undergo surgery. While most men and women will sail through their preoperative appointments with ease, there are some conditions or scenarios which may actually disqualify a patient from having their intended procedure.

The compassionate team at VIP Plastic Surgery, led by highly sought-after Las Vegas board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi, is dedicated to making sure patients are fully prepared and understand the eligibility requirements for their procedure in order to avoid any unwanted surprises, hiccups, or complications. If you are considering cosmetic surgery in Las Vegas, NV, learn what factors may prevent you from qualifying as a candidate.

Am I a candidate for plastic surgery?

Qualifying for plastic surgery is not necessarily a black-and-white process. Dr. Khorsandi offers a wide and diverse variety of cosmetic treatments and procedures, each of which has its own unique set of characteristics. For instance, some fat reduction, skin tightening, and anti-aging treatments are nonsurgical or minimally invasive and can be safely performed on almost any patient, while more extensive surgeries – such as tummy tuck or breast augmentation – may have stringent eligibility requirements. Generally speaking, an ideal candidate for plastic surgery should be:

  • An adult
  • In good health
  • Nonsmoker
  • At a healthy, stable weight
  • Not pregnant

The best way to find out with certainty whether or not you may qualify for your desired treatment or procedure is to be evaluated by a highly skilled, experienced, and knowledgeable board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Khorsandi takes great care during every consultation to ensure that each patient can be safely operated on with the best possible chance for gorgeous, long-lasting results.

What could prevent me from qualifying for plastic surgery?

Without a doubt, deciding to have cosmetic surgery takes a great deal of time, thought, investment, and more. When you finally arrive at your decision, it can be absolutely devastating to learn that you are not an eligible candidate for surgery. Make sure you know in advance what conditions or factors may disqualify you from plastic surgery, including:

  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Smoking
  • Drug use
  • Underlying health condition
  • Certain medications
  • Previous surgical complication
  • History of problems with anesthesia
  • Unrealistic expectations
  • Inappropriate motivation

Patient health and safety is a top priority for Dr. Khorsandi and the experts at VIP Plastic Surgery. During your initial consultation in Las Vegas, NV, Dr. Khorsandi will take a thorough health history, evaluate any medications you make be taking or conditions you have, discuss your desired procedures, and perform any necessary tests to determine your eligibility for plastic surgery. General anesthesia is required for a large number of cosmetic surgeries, meaning patients with anesthesia-related risk factors or a history of anesthesia-related problems may not qualify for surgery. Smoking can also cause complications during both surgery and healing, and patients may be required to pass a urine test on the day of their surgery.

If any of the above risk factors for plastic surgery apply to you, try not to get too discouraged; you may qualify in the future. Dr. Khorsandi will make every effort to address and correct the issues that are preventing you from having plastic surgery so that you can safely have your desired procedure at some point, if at all possible. For example, if being overweight or pregnant are preventing you from having surgery, you can defer your procedure until you have lost an appropriate amount of weight or have given birth and concluded breastfeeding. For patients taking certain medications that may interfere with surgery or anesthesia, Dr. Khorsandi will carefully evaluate whether the medications can safely be paused or substituted temporarily to allow you to undergo surgery.

If it is determined that you are not a candidate for plastic surgery, Dr. Khorsandi can likely recommend nonsurgical or minimally invasive treatment options that can still address your concerns and help you achieve stunning results.

Find out if you qualify for plastic surgery in Las Vegas, NV

Are you finally ready to rejuvenate your look and get the beautiful, sexy features you’ve always wanted, but aren’t sure if you are a candidate for plastic surgery? The only way to find out with absolute certainty is to be evaluated by an experienced, highly skilled board-certified plastic surgeon. Call the welcoming team at VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV today to schedule your virtual consultation or in-office appointment with internationally-respected board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi, and get the answers you’ve been searching for!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.