Dr. Michael Lipan Doctor Palm Beach

How to avoid the plastic surgery look

How to avoid the plastic surgery lookIn recent years, a number of celebrities have caught unwanted attention for “bad” facial plastic surgery. The Oscar award ceremony highlighted a number of actors and actresses who sought to reverse the signs of aging but instead wound up with facial features that were altered and appeared abnormal.

In this column, I’ve listed a few keys to preventing bad results after cosmetic procedures:

Have a long discussion with your plastic surgeon about what your goals are. Whether you’re seeking a facelift or facial filler, you both need to be on the same page regarding your desired endpoint in order to get a good result.

Continuity of care cannot be understated. Staying with the same plastic surgeon is important in the long run. Patients that I’ve been treating with various procedures whether surgical or non-invasive will get better results because I best know their history. This information is vital to determine how that will impact any additional future procedures. I always review a patient’s chart before every visit to give better guidance for what to do next.

Conservative approaches are best. Remember, my goal is always to restore how you looked when you were younger, not alter your appearance. Once your appearance is altered, people will notice and feel you have had bad plastic surgery. When procedures are overdone, it can be hard to correct. This is true for surgery as well as less invasive procedures, such as fillers.

Overall, the best results are achieved when you and your plastic surgeon have a good rapport, share the same sense of what is attractive and take a conservative approach with the goal of restoration rather than alteration. If you are interested in any facial plastic surgery procedures, please contact my office to schedule a free consultation.

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