Many men and women wish to improve their appearance, but horror stories in the media make them hesitant. There’s nothing worse than wanting to look your best and getting results that look more fake than fabulous. Any quality surgeon will tell you that the goal of plastic surgery is to yield results that look 100 percent natural and that avoid a “plastic” or fake appearance. The following tips are to help you achieve a beautifully flawless aesthetic rather than a noticeably altered appearance.
Choose Board Certified
When choosing a plastic surgeon, it is important to pick one who is board certified. Any doctor with a medical degree can go into plastic surgery, even if they don’t have the specific training. A lack of experience and knowledge on the part of the surgeon is what ultimately affects your results. Board certifications are a testament to your surgeon’s experience and commitment to staying up to date on the latest advancements in plastic surgery. A surgeon must go through rigorous training and testing processes to become board certified.
Follow Your Aftercare Instructions
It may seem obvious, but many patients achieve poor results because they don’t properly follow their aftercare instructions. Infections can lead to sickness and bad scarring. Exerting yourself too soon after body procedures can lead to seroma developments. Patients who don’t wear their compression garment or support bra can find that their breasts or bodies didn’t achieve the firm appearance they were desiring.
Choose Options That Highlight Your Body Type
Plastic surgery has more options now than ever before, and it is important to make decisions that best highlight your body. Many people focus too heavily on wanting the body of a celebrity that they choose breasts that are too large for their frame or a rhinoplasty that doesn’t balance their features. Realistic results are achieved by enhancing your natural features rather than trying to drastically alter them.
Have an Open Discussion With Your Surgeon
Providing your surgeon with a clear idea of what you envision will help them better achieve it. Look through your surgeon’s before and after photos and point out patients whose results you admire. Explain to them the aesthetic goal you are trying to achieve. Instead of saying you want larger breasts, explain the body type you are looking to achieve through your surgery. This communication will better help your surgeon decide which materials and techniques are best for your procedure.
Dr. Morales is a board-certified plastic surgeon who performs breast, body, and facial procedures. It is his commitment to patient care that makes him a trusted doctor in the Dallas area. To schedule your consultation, call us at 214.827.8407 or contact us online.