life as we know it might change in the next 100 years. Then consider
that in 100 years every surgical procedure that is today considered
"state of the art" will probably have been abandoned, even considered
There will always
be new technologies just around the corner and thereby reasons to postpone
any elective surgery. Consider not just what the future may hold, but
consider too what the present can provide.
motivation for the surgery. Talk to your doctor. If you cannot reasonably
expect to achieve the desired result that will meet your motivation,
don't do it. If you look at the decision from this perspective, what
may be available next year has little to do with what you should do
It would be a
pity if you deprived yourself of the reasonably expected benefits of
any elective surgery because you are waiting for the next best thing.
It would also be a pity to rush into a surgical procedure that will
not meet your personal needs.
is to learn as much as you can about your own individual circumstances
and take a reasoned approach to what is available today.