What is Plastic Surgery?
Many people who are unhappy with some part of their appearance choose to do something about it. Changing how they look on the outside often helps them to feel better on the inside. Plastic surgery is a good route to consider when you are confident you want to enhance your appearance in some way and you want to better yourself. Some individuals consider plastic surgery to rejuvenate their appearance and address aging signs, others want to correct some feature they’ve long disliked, such as a hump on the nose or protruding ears.
Some of the most common plastic surgery procedures are performed on the breasts. Breast surgery, such as breast augmentation, breast reduction and breast lift, are three of the most common plastic surgery procedures nationwide. Breast augmentation is performed when a patient is not satisfied with her current breast size or shape. Breast implants are an effective way to reach a desired cup size and more shapely appearance. Other common procedures for the body include tummy tuck, liposuction, arm lift, thigh lift and the Brazilian butt lift. On the face, options range from surgical procedures like facelift, rhinoplasty, brow lift, eyelid surgery and otoplasty, to non-surgical treatments like Botox, injectable fillers and laser resurfacing.
For many patients, the first step in their plastic surgery journey involves research. Researching the procedure you’re considering is highly recommended, but be careful of the source. Seek out quality information from authority sites, and avoid scams and inaccurate information. During your research, you’re likely to come across alternatives to surgery, products like breast enhancement cream for instance, but it’s best to take these with a grain of salt. Most qualified plastic surgeons will tell you that these creams do not work and will not give a patient the desired outcome they are looking for. Be sure to compare these alternatives to the results achieved with surgery, but also be sure to educate yourself on the potential risks associated with surgery. This is also a great time to research potential surgeons. Make sure you check their qualifications and experience, review before-and-after patient photos, and check out patient reviews.
During the research period, you may find yourself compiling questions and wondering if plastic surgery really is right for you. While asking yourself all those questions, make sure to ask yourself if you have the motivation and desire to enhance your appearance in a positive way. Are you doing this procedure for you and only you? Are you considering this procedure to make someone else happy and not yourself? Do you think surgery will solve all your problems? Do you desire a more youthful appearance? Before scheduling your consultation appointment, consider carefully what it is that you want to change and why.
If you are interested in learning more about the different plastic surgery procedures and options available to you, you can schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Alvarez by contacting the office at 305-600-4146. If you happen to be browsing our website you can also fill out the Contact us form!