2018 is here! We often view January as a time for a clean slate or fresh start. It is the perfect time for accomplishing tasks you’ve put off or setting new goals. We all want the feeling of pushing the Refresh button in our lives.
How can we make these goals a reality? Nearly half of us make New Year’s resolutions, often in areas of self-improvement. Cosmetic procedures, whether surgical or non-surgical may be the first step to obtaining a more desired appearance and restoring self-esteem. According to the most recent statistics, the satisfaction rate from cosmetic procedures can be as high as 97 percent!
Are You Contemplating a Cosmetic Procedure for the Right Reason?
Before deciding to undergo a cosmetic procedure, it’s important to understand that while cosmetic surgery can help with self-image and confidence, it won’t solve major life problems. It’s also not meant to transform you into someone else; it is meant to make you the best possible you!
There are several important tips to make sure you are approaching this choice in the best possible way:
Be realistic. The new era of cosmetic surgery recognizes that the most desirable aspect of the field is to “look natural”. While people often do come to a plastic surgeon asking for the face or body of a famous movie star, the real key is to understand (and appreciate) one’s own natural features. A good cosmetic surgeon will help you to “see the light” and understand what is possible.
Choose the right surgeon. It is important to find a surgeon who is board certified and a member of The American Board of Plastic Surgeons. Not only should you check the credentials of your potential plastic surgeon, you should go the extra mile. Obtaining a recommendation from friends or past patients, is a reliable way to check the physician’s reputation.
Get a consultation. After identifying a few potential surgeons, your next step is to schedule a consultation. Your initial consultation will give you an opportunity to get an evaluation while also getting a feel for the surgeon. Make sure you feel comfortable and in sync with the doctor you choose. After all, this is an important two-way relationship.
Procedures to Consider
There is a long list of possible cosmetic procedures to consider. Here is a review of a few of the most popular ones:
Injectable Treatments. Injectables are an easy non-surgical option used to enhance your natural features, reverse signs of aging and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. These treatments can be done within a lunch hour with very little downtime. During a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon, your doctor will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. Some popular FDA approved fillers and injections include:
Laser Treatments. From facial enhancements to removal of unwanted hair or scars, there are a myriad of simple and safe methods that can yield excellent results. These procedures include but are not limited to:
- Hair removal
- Scar treatments
- Skin rejuvenation
- Tattoo removal
Mommy Makeover. This name is given to the procedure(s) performed if after exercise and healthy eating, a woman still has not returned to her desired pre-pregnancy state. It can include any or all of the following:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift (also done in conjunction with augmentation)
- Breast reduction
- Tummy tuck
Rhinoplasty. This is one of the most requested cosmetic surgeries, yet one of the most complex. It requires a strong set of skills and experience from the surgeon. Many people benefit from a variety of techniques that make this one of the most impactful procedures to create a natural looking nose that enhances the face and lasts a lifetime. A revision rhinoplasty may be also be considered for those who are unhappy with the outcomes of a previous rhinoplasty.
One of the patients at The Plastic Surgery Center said it best about rhinoplasty, and it reflects what we hear from so many patients about their various procedures:
“I had contemplated rhinoplasty for a number of years—basically every time I looked into the mirror. When I finally found the time, got up the courage, and got the surgery, it was the best decision of my life. It changed the way I see myself and gave me a new confidence. My only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner.”
The Choice of Cosmetic Surgeons
If 2018 is the year you are looking to fill your cosmetic surgery or injectable wants, the selection of a practice and a board certified surgeon who is a member of The American Board of Plastic Surgeons is the first step. At The Plastic Surgery Center, our team of highly skilled physicians are renowned for both for cosmetic and reconstructive procedures.
Get to know us better with a complimentary cosmetic consultation. In this session, we will answer all of your questions, and work together with you to create a detailed plan that meets your goals.
Contact us today!