Are you literally teetering on the knife’s edge? Looking in the mirror every day and wondering if you should take the bull by the horns and go ahead and have that Surgical Face Lift you’ve been thinking about for some time? Or perhaps go for Non-Surgical Procedures instead? Which would be better? On the one hand …… but … and then again ……

If you’re like the majority of women throughout the world your decision as to which route to take, and your opinion of which option will be the most cost effective and rewarding, probably changes from day to day.

However you’ll be pleased to know that this indecision is entirely normal and healthy. In fact you should definitely not go ahead with either a surgical or non-surgical procedure until you have found out exactly what is involved in terms of how the procedures are conducted, the recovery time, the potential risks, the costs involved (long term and short term) and what will be most suited to you personally.

Only when you are in possession of all the facts will you be in a position to make the right decision and feel completely happy with that decision.

The first very important step is to find the right surgeon with whom you can discuss your personal desires and aspirations regarding the look you wish to achieve.

The reason being that there are many factors to take into consideration when deciding what course of action will suit you best. To this end only a highly experienced cosmetic surgeon is qualified to listen to your hopes and concerns, answer all your questions and be in a position to objectively assess everything about you. Like for instance your age, the shape of your face, your bone structure, the colour and texture of your skin, your hair type and the position of your hairline etc - before making a considered and realistic recommendation.

Your discussions with your cosmetic surgeon can of course last quite a while (in some cases even months) before you’re completely in possession of all the facts and answers relating to all the questions you may have concerning your particular needs.

Some people make quicker decisions than others of course but under no circumstances should you ever feel pressurised into making a decision before you are ready to do so.

Fortunately however you will find that all reputable surgeons are of the same belief and will encourage you to ask as many questions as you like in order to make sure that you are completely happy with the informed decision you eventually make.

You will also be able, by the end of the discussions, to confidently answer that other burning question that formed the basis of this article. What’s best, a surgical procedure or a non-surgical procedure?

And the answer you will ultimately arrive at, with the help of your newfound knowledge on the subject, is that you can’t possibly compare apples with pears.

Both types of procedures have their individual merits and place when it comes to beauty enhancement and in the hands of the right surgeons can be used individually or as a combination to produce a stunningly beautiful effect on the recipient.

(This article was written by Ingrid Lomas CEO of Surgical Attractions – a South African based Medical Tourism Company. For more information visit Surgical Attractions' website at, email info@surgicalattractions or call +27 11 880 5122)