Tough--I'll try. Make sure that the result is all it can be by having a frank discussion with your surgeon to explain your unhappiness. A second opinion might help. If the surgeons feel the result is good, it may be that your hopes were too high for what the surgery would accomplish. Please talk to your surgeon and your primary care doctor. Finding a project to work on can help you not dwell on it too much.
See a psychiatrist. Ask yourself why you got the surgery in the first place. Were you depressed to begin with and tried to fix the problem with surgery? It is not uncommon for anyone to become depressed after surgery. A psychiatrist can help you examine the course of your depression and develop strategies to beat it.
Identify cause. Did the surgery cause it? Was it pre-existing? Did you not achieve your desired results goals or intended purpose? Have you discussed with your physician, psychiatrist, surgeon. On occasion some of the meds and normal adrenaline fluctuations may be responsible and the short term cause. Discuss with your support systems.
Yes. Post-surgical depression is very common after many types of procedures. After cosmetic procedures, the slow resolution of swelling and bruising often leads patients to regret the decision and get depressed. This is usually transient and goes away as the healing progresses. If more than one week, be certain to go see the doctor and discuss, or seek counseling to help get over the concerns.
Talk to your doctor. Talk to your plastic surgeon. Keep positive, this is a common occurrence.
Be patient. Post surgical depression is very common. Although discuusions regarding recovery and downtime are part of the consultation, very often the excitement over the proposed changes leads to the belief that recovery will be very rapid and the expected results will be instantaneous. Unfortunately this is never the case. Be patient, results will come with time. Remember this will not change your life.
This should pass. Tthe blues" after cosmetic surgery is fairly common - and most often in women. There is no good explanation for it and usually has very littel to do with pain and swelling. It is more likely a realization that although your appearance has changed, life is still the same, and now people may react differently to you. Please talk to your surgeon or a therapist if needed. Good luck to you!