Let’s Talk: The Natural Choice

photo 1Bee stung lips, over-filled cheeks, its all part of cosmetic surgery. But not GOOD cosmetic surgery. If the surgeon is trained properly and board-certified in plastic surgery, the patient should walk away from the procedure looking natural and refreshed, not overdone and fake.

Cosmetic surgery trends are shifting, and most agree for the better. Preventative is being stressed, along with non-invasive and less-invasive procedures. Consumers are better informed with relevant information at their fingertips. The industry is evolving and natural is the new choice in cosmetic surgery.

Natural, Not Overdone 

Check out any tabloid magazine and the cover will no doubt feature a Hollywood starlet or wannabe with an outlandish, overdone plastic surgery look. There is an abundance of people taking plastic surgery to the extreme and many times it starts with improper consultation .Some patients end up expressionless. It isn’t a good look, the issues begin when patients seek out poorly trained surgeons, who may not specialize in plastic surgery.

The goal, the doctors say should be a natural look that doesn’t stand out to friends and family as “worked on”. It seems the industry is moving in that direction. A lot of it has to do with individual assessment ,plastic surgeons are starting to look at what is causing the issue and really correcting the problem, whether it is aging, losing volume, or a little of both.

Look Out For Doctors Who Aren’t Properly Trained

Plastic surgery can be a lucrative profession and perhaps that is why so many doctors are jumping on the bandwagon to perform procedures and techniques. Be advised that not all physicians performing cosmetic procedures are board-certified in plastic surgery. In New Zealand many cosmetic procedures are performed by G.P’s which label themselves “appearance medicine” specialists.

Trained Plastic Surgeons are proponents of patient safety and this is the safest way to go. The doctors say that if a patient wants to look natural, the choice shouldn’t always be less and some doctors only offer less because they don’t have a wide range of skills. “They are trying to fit patients into a procedure, that’s not really the way it should work, less invasive is good but sometimes less, really is less.

The Top Cosmetic Trend, With Staying Power 

Some procedures are a flash in the pan and don’t last long, but others create true believers and linger for decades consumers are hooked on the desire to be treated like an individual. The most important thing is proper evaluation and figuring out what is best for that person.”

The aim is a kind of treatment plan that allows for an end result that makes the patient happy, content and possibly more pleased with the outcome than the consumer even thought possible. “We see patients walk away truly feeling like they got the look they wanted.”

The surgeon’s evaluation of the patient and the ability to perform the procedure makes all the difference. Even a non-invasive treatment needs to be taken seriously.