For many Americans, plastic surgery has become an important part of their lives. Cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery as part of a beauty regimen has been on the rise over the past five years and has become a mainstream option for millions. At the end of 2018, 18 million people were reported to have a cosmetic surgery or procedure in the United States. From only one year earlier, there was an increase of a quarter of a million for patients seeking ways to look and feel younger. However, despite increasing popularity, there are still many misconceptions about what plastic surgery can and cannot do. Aligning expectations and realistic results is critical to ensuring the right patients receive the right procedures for the right reasons.
One of the biggest misconceptions is the idea of a complete transformation. Plastic Surgery can certainly offer phenomenal results and can help improve areas of your body in ways you may never have imagined, but to present a picture of Kim Kardashian and expect to be her twin is not real life. Enhancing the size of a patient’s breasts can make them feel more attractive and boost self-confidence, but these procedures will not change who you are or the people in your life. Plastic surgery is about personal enhancement, improving who you are, not completely changing it!
Dr. Castellon is a very well respected Plastic Surgeon, and is known for his compassionate and understanding bedside manner. He is also well known for his expertise with cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, but even the leaders in the field are not mind readers. Communication is vital to achieving the result that you desire. Be very open and honest in your consultation. While his expertise will help to ask you the right questions, you need to have the right answers. For women, many will say they want a “natural” look – when they really want “va-va-voom”! The right answer is always the truthful answer; trust the doctor and his knowledgeable team to help you understand your options and choices. When you are open about exactly what you want from your plastic surgery experience, you are much more likely to be satisfied with the end results.
Gaining a thorough understanding of the procedure that you choose is another effective way to quiet any misconceptions. Consultations with your plastic surgeon are great, but we suggest you take a little extra time and do some research. You may believe that a breast augmentation will give you the breasts of your dreams, but in order to achieve your goals, you may need to add a mastopexy or breast lift with a breast augmentation. Understanding the process, results, and recovery limitations will allow you to adjust your expectations accordingly or explore other options to better achieve your intended goals.
Plastic surgery is more popular than ever but it still requires making the best choice possible for your desired results with the most qualified surgeon. There are options that may achieve your aesthetic goals without opting for surgery. Castellon Plastic Surgery Center offers the latest technology and most innovative solutions tailored for each individual patient. It all begins with a consultation.