Plastic Surgery Pittsburgh


If you’re considering plastic surgery in Pittsburgh, PA, look no further than Dr. Jeffrey R. Antimarino and the team at Bellissimo Plastic Surgery & Medi Spa. We understand that any cosmetic surgery is a huge decision that requires careful planning and consideration. This is why we strive to ensure our patients are informed, prepared, and 100% comfortable going into any procedure with us.

Here are a few things anyone should consider before having plastic surgery:

Do It For The Right Reasons, Not the Wrong Reasons

Cosmetic surgery is an elective procedure. It’s very rarely medically necessary. However, that doesn’t mean it’s something that can be approached in a nonchalant or flippant manner. We see far too many patients seeking plastic surgery in Pittsburgh for the wrong reasons. Be sure you’re undergoing whatever it is you’re having done to please YOU! Not someone else. The women (and men) most happy with plastic surgery underwent their procedure for themselves.

Take Care of Yourself Before & After Procedure

Your preoperative and postoperative behaviors play a pivotal role in your recovery and the lasting effects of your procedure. Plastic surgery can be taxing on the human body. The better shape you’re in going into it, the easier you’ll recover from it. Taking care of yourself and eating right prior to going under the knife is always recommended. Things like smoking, alcohol consumption, blood thinners and other prescription medications or dietary supplements must also be discussed.

Following your procedure, we expect you to follow postoperative instructions regarding physical exertion, driving, or operating heavy machinery. Following these instructions is key to preventing post-op complications, expediting proper recovery, and achieving the best post-surgical results.

Have Realistic Expectations

It’s important to approach any plastic surgery with expectations that are realistic and attainable. You’re improving a part of your body or face that’s bothered you. You should not go into the procedure expecting a monumental life transformation. Be sure to communicate with your surgeon about your expectations and desired results.


We, at Bellissimo Plastic Surgery & Medi Spa, take the time to get to know you and talk to you about the pros and cons of any procedure you inquire about.

Understanding your story and what you’re hoping to achieve with your procedure is important. You aren’t rushed through our consultations. We also encourage you to bring photos or examples of faces and/or bodies you like. This way Dr. Antimarino is clear about what kind of look you’re going for and can offer his recommendations.

If you’d like to schedule a consultation for plastic surgery in Pittsburgh, you can book your appointment here. We look forward to being part of your journey.