Although recent enhancements in technology have helped make plastic surgery procedures safer, more natural and easier for the patient, the multitude of procedures and doctors available can make the decision to proceed with surgery complex and confusing. It is most important to find the right surgeon, one who will guide and advise you in choosing the best and appropriate procedures, addressing each person’s unique requirements, goals and objectives. The development of an overall plan, inclusive of diet and exercise helps to achieve both a natural look and comfortable feeling. This comprehensive assessment of a person’s needs and determination of what areas of the body could most benefit, allows people to achieve a positive and realistic result as well as a natural and younger look. It is often a combination of services that produces the best result, often including breast augmentation, breast lifts or breast reductions, with the appropriate procedure determined by each individual’s body. Working with a patient to define their needs, ensures a result that is beautiful and natural looking.
Injectables are quite effective in supplementing the surgical procedures as they are proven to reduce lines and wrinkles on the face, without surgery. Botox and other dermal fillers are continuing to grow in popularity. As recently reported by the Aesthetic Surgery Education & Research Foundation (ASERF), not only is the use of these products growing, but the willingness of people to discuss their treatments with others is also growing. Survey results found that the typical aesthetic injectable patient is a married, working mother between 41-55 years of age with a household income of under $100,000. In addition, women receiving aesthetic injectable treatments are health-conscious and philanthropy minded, with the great majority incorporating exercise and healthy eating habits into their lives. In addition, nearly seven out of 10 respondents believe that BOTOX® Cosmetic and other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are important parts of their aesthetic routine. Additionally, and also effective in achieving a younger and fresher look are other non-surgical alternatives including skin tightening and laser hair removal. It is the proper mix of each of these procedures that guarantees a successful improvement in appearance, while removing the sign of aging.
The best candidates for plastic surgery are those who want to look their best by improving upon their natural beauty, while at the same time maintaining realistic expectations. People should realize that while plastic surgery can significantly improve their physical traits and self-image, surgery will not necessarily change their lives or their relationships. Selecting the best surgeon, determining the areas that you would like to improve, asking many questions, combined with defining the appropriate treatments should result in a better sense of self and an improvement in both self-confidence and appearance.