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This is the time of the year when most of us give some thought as to how we can improve our health, lifestyle or appearance by making new year’s resolutions. Some people want to give up smoking and others plan to lose weight. During this time of the year we often see a number of people who wish to change their appearance so their quality of life improves and they feel good about how they look.

If you’ve been contemplating having some cosmetic surgery done but aren’t sure what procedure is right for you, we’d like to provide you with some tips. Dr. Moulton-Barrett is a leading Alameda & Brentwood reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon who uses all the latest technology and procedures for breast augmentation, tummy tuck, liposuction, mastopexy, rhinoplasty, facelift and eyelid surgery. Dr. Moulton-Barrett is proud to offer the latest in cosmetic surgery to patients in Oakland and Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County, CA.

Become Informed and Determine Why You Want the Procedure Done

It’s important to do some basic research on the procedure you’re interested in. For instance, if you are thinking of having a tummy tuck, you should have a general understanding of how long the operation will last, what the recovery period is like and what results you can expect.

It’s also important to think about why you want the procedure done. It’s not recommended to have any cosmetic surgery done if your only goal is to please others. Instead, the procedure you wish to have performed should be something you truly want to do for yourself to improve your appearance, self-esteem and/or health.

Questions to Ask Yourself

Some people seek out cosmetic surgery to solve problems they’re having or choose to have procedures done during disruptive times in their life when they have low self-esteem such as when going through a rough divorce. These are not the best reasons to have a procedure done so it’s always wise to ask yourself a few questions such as:

•    How long have I been thinking of having this procedure done?

•    Did something specific trigger me to think about this?

•    Are there other ways I can achieve the results I want?

•    Do I expect the procedure to change my life in addition to my appearance?

•    Can this procedure truly provide me with the look I want?

In short, don’t assume that a cosmetic surgery procedure will make everything better if you’re struggling with a relationship, social situation or work. If, after honestly answering these questions you decide to have a cosmetic surgery procedure done remember that doing so is just one aspect of your overall well-being.

The holiday season is a great time of the year to think ahead and make positive changes in your life. Dr. Rex Moulton-Barrett enjoys being a part of this type of transition as he loves helping his patients make improvements they’re happy with.

If you have any questions about cosmetic surgery and options that may be right for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us as we’re always available to speak to you. If you’d like to schedule your consultation please give us a call or use the Contact Us form for more information. We look forward to seeing you soon!