Pros and Cons
How to Make The Right Choice
THE SCALES OF BALANCE
Whenever we are
considering doing something, whether it's cosmetic
surgery or buying a television set, what we want to
weigh in the scales of balance is the benefit versus
To make the right
decision we need enough information about each side
of the scales of balance.
information has been obtained and is thoroughly
digested, the correct decision can come from the
Many times we are
on the fence about a decision simply because the
scales of balance are about equal and one side does
not outweigh the other.
surgery, unless there is an overwhelming
preponderance of benefit over the costs and of the
reward over the risks, the person should not choose
to have it done.
ADVANTAGES (or the benefit, reward, etc.):
surgery, it is necessary to determine what the goal
is to be before the pros and cons can be estimated.
To have any idea
what the benefits will be, we must have some idea
what the goal is. This requires a careful analysis
of the person’s features for the purpose of
developing the goal that provides the maximum
improvement with the least amount of surgery.
The benefit is
visible as the goal if the goal is a drawing or
several drawings in several views.
The before picture
is the print of the face without any drawing, and
the after is the drawing that is the chosen goal.
So, a person with a goal drawing can see the before
and after appearances before the surgery is done.
The benefits are fairly clear and obvious.
DISADVANTAGES (or the risks, hazards and negative
On the other side,
the disadvantages include the cost in time off from
activities, the amount of bruising, the amount of
discomfort, and the risks and hazards. We want to
make this as easy as possible for anyone doing it,
but before you decide what is best for you to do,
you need to know what the recovery period is and as
nearly as possible what you are going to go through.
One way of letting
a person know what it is going to be like to have
surgery is by describing it to them and showing them
pictures of people in various stages of recovery.
The best way, however, is by offering to let them
talk to people who have been through the same sort
of operation a short time before. This way, the
person considering surgery can get it straight from
someone who has experienced it, and ask them what it
is like and how they felt during recovery.
HOW ACCURATE IS THE SURGERY?
close to the goal can we come with the surgery?
The most factual
answer to this question is, “How close did we come
in the past?” From all the befores and afters you
will have been shown, you will be invited to see the
sketches and drawings of any you would like, and
then you can decide how close we have been able to
come to the goal with the results of the surgery.
THE RIGHT CHOICE
When all the
information has been obtained and thoroughly
considered, we will want to measure in the scales of
balance the advantages on one side and the
disadvantages on the other.
Once you can see
for yourself that 1.) the probabilities of
substantial rewards of doing something with cosmetic
surgery far outweigh the potential hazards and
discomforts on the other side, and 2.) it is greatly
to your advantage to have something done,
then you may decide you want to do it.
But let us be sure
that your goals and our goals in whatever cosmetic
changes we are making are the
and also that they are as
beneficial to you as possible.
For each person,
we want to help find what is for them the biggest
bang for their buck, and that is the choice of
benefit with the least amount of surgery and
William Roy Morgan M.D., F.A.C.S.
1419 Superior Avenue, Suite 2
Newport Beach CA 92663