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The Artistry of Plastic Surgery

Posted June 30, 2020 in Plastic Surgery

Woman having her face looked at Plastic surgery is unique in medicine, because it is as much art as it is science. Whether sculpting a chest for a FTM trans patient who is finally getting the body he feels he belongs in or sculpting a new nose that will put a smile on the face of someone who has spent more time crying because of bullies, we put great effort into the artistry of what we do.

The key to success is in the planning

Yes, you need a skilled and board-certified plastic surgeon handling the actual surgery, but one of the most important steps in achieving your plastic surgery goals is the planning that goes into it. You need to consult with your surgeon prior to surgery and you need to be comfortable enough and feel safe enough with him or her that you can tell them why you want the procedure and what you’re hoping to achieve. Only by fully understanding your goals can we help you achieve them.

The best way to prevent aging isn’t surgery

We can make transformative changes but the people who have the best success with plastic surgery of any kind are already relatively healthy with fairly elastic skin. Use sunscreen. Don’t smoke. Exercise. Hydrate. Take care of your skin and body. When you do all of those things, then the work we do can be much more effective and require less recovery time.

Symmetry over size

In other words, bigger is not always better. For example, for some women, a small increase in breast size gives them a symmetrical and curvy figure, where larger breasts would make them look imbalanced.

Not every issue requires surgery

There are many non-invasive procedures – from Botox® to Kybella – that can give some patients as much of an impact – without the risk and downtime – as surgery. Not all nonsurgical treatments are permanent, but many can be lasting.

If you are ready to refresh, rejuvenate, or enhance your body, there is no better time than now to schedule a consultation with one of our caring and talented surgeons. Call 919-785-0505. We serve patients in Raleigh and the nearby areas of North Carolina.