Cosmetic surgery can be a great way to improve a person’s appearance. Some cosmetic procedures can be simple and affordable, while other can be difficult and very costly. If you want to save money on cosmetic surgery while still getting the best-quality surgeon, then read on for some helpful tips. Ask your surgeon how he, or she will prevent the formation of blood clots during the surgery. Usually, you will be given a blood thinner to prevent the formation of blood clots. If this is the solution your surgeon wants to use, check with your doctor to make sure you can safely take blood thinners. Inquire about the use of antibiotics. It may be necessary for you to use antibiotics for several weeks prior to surgery in order to lessen the danger of post-operative infection. Consider asking a second surgeon for his opinion, if your fist doctor does not advice antibiotics. Cosmetic surgery will always require at least one day of recovery. Many times the recovery period will be much longer.