bodySCULPT® Surgeon Dr. Spero Theodorou Will Be Presenting as Invited Faculty at the Prestigious Florida Plastic Surgery Forum 2018

Dr. Spero Theodorou, founder and surgical director of bodySCULPT®, a leading AAASF-accredited plastic surgery in Manhattan, NYC will be presenting as a faculty at the prestigious 2018 Florida Plastic Surgery Forum (FPSF) scheduled to be held from December 13-16, 2018 at The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida, United States of America.

Aesthetics Surgery Symposium

Dr. Theodorou will speak on the following topics:

  • RF for Face/Neck Lift and Upper Arm Tightening
  • Ultrasound and Radiofrequency Assisted Liposuction under Local Anesthesia in an Office-based Setting – a Paradigm Shift
  • North American Buttocks Augmentation using Local Anesthesia

The Program Chairman of Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons (FSPS), Dr. Christopher G. Constance is the main planner for this spectacular meeting to be held at The Breakers in beautiful Palm Beach, Florida. He has brought together an outstanding faculty of renowned experts recognized worldwide as innovators and developers of the most advanced techniques for body contouring. The target audience for this medical event is plastic surgeons. This activity is designated for a maximum of 21.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credits.

FSPS was established in 1956 and focuses on making safe, superior quality plastic surgery available in the state of Florida. The organization promotes “the art, science and ethical practice of plastic surgery.” Since they base their foundation on education, both patients and physicians are kept abreast of the most modern surgical procedures and techniques. Members of FSPS can actively network and exchange ideas and the meetings they organize have the objectives of knowledge sharing and enabling members to perfect their surgical skills.

This year, program participants will be able to:

  • Describe updates in the sociopolitical system and how it works for the betterment of patient care
  • Identify the latest strategies in facial rejuvenation, including invasive and non-invasive procedures
  • Comply with and take advantage of the new laws affecting plastic surgery that have been enacted in Florida over the course of 2018
  • Implement tips for breast surgery procedures as shared by their peers
  • Review the latest patient safety strategies

Dr. Spero Theodorou, who is also a consultant with InMode Aesthetic Solutions, one of the top medical device manufacturers at the forefront of aesthetic technologies will be lecturing on:

  • RF for Face/Neck Lift and Upper Arm Tightening on December 13, 2018 from 1:50 – 2:10 pm,
  • Ultrasound and Radio Frequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL) under Local Anesthesia in an Office Based Setting – a Paradigm Shift on December 14, 2018 from 10:45 – 11:15 am
  • North American Buttocks Augmentation on December 14, 2018 from 1:30 – 2:00 pm.

Dr. Theodorou has performed successful body contouring using various InMode technologies and workstations that are designed to provide the right solutions for specific cosmetic issues.

bodySCULPT® is the only BodyTite Certified Center of Distinction in Manhattan, NYC. In addition to being the inventors of the Scarless Arm Lift procedure (BodyTite on Arms), the facility’s plastic surgeons Dr. Spero Theodorou and Dr. Christopher T. Chia have years of experience in performing minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures. They ensure attractive and long-lasting body sculpting results for their patients. The surgeons and staffs at this AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice are sensitive to individual patient needs and attach top priority to patient safety and care.

bodySCULPT’s Plastic Surgeons to Participate in Prestigious 38th THE ASTON BAKER Aesthetics Surgery Symposium, 2018

bodySCULPT®’s leading plastic surgeons Dr Christopher T. Chia and Dr. SperoTheodorou will be participating in the prestigious 38th The Aston Baker Cutting Edge Aesthetic Surgery Symposium being held from November 29 – December 1, 2018 at The New York Hilton Midtown Hotel, New York City.

The 2018 Aston Baker Cutting Edge Aesthetic Surgery Symposium is a uniquely designed, innovative educational experience covering “Facial Rejuvenation and Total Body Sculpting: Surgical, Minimally Invasive and Non-Invasive Approaches”.

Aesthetics Surgery Symposium

Chairmen of Cutting Edge Dr. Sherrell J. Aston and Dr. Daniel C. Baker, have brought together an outstanding faculty of renowned experts who are recognized worldwide as the innovators and developers of the most advanced techniques for face and body contouring. This expert, world-class faculty will present the most advanced clinical applications of established procedures and innovative new techniques and technologies for facial rejuvenation and total body sculpting. The symposium features 82 Lectures, 10 Panels, 4 Point/Counterpoint Debates with 9 Lectures, 7 Lightening Rounds, and 4 Live Surgeries.

The lectures will highlight the key steps of advanced techniques for face and body rejuvenation and contouring. The panels will:

  • Explore methods for facial and body rejuvenation and sculpting
  • Compare the complexity of procedures, technical details, longevity, complications and patient safety issues
  • Encourage debate between faculty members on philosophy, techniques, and controversial areas.

Dr.Theodorou will be lecturing on radiofrequency assisted liposuction, full body microneedling, and Buttocks Augmentation Using Local Anesthesia. Dr. Chia will be lecturing on Radiofrequency Face and Neck Treatment and Radiofrequency Assisted (RFAL) Liposuction with Excision for Gynecomastia Under Local Anesthesia.

“The Lightning Round” is an exciting new program segment that encourages audience participation and allows registrants to demonstrate their questions to the faculty and the audience using SnapCuts.
The lectures will demonstrate following:

  • The importance of accurate photography in aesthetic surgery
  • Clinical anatomy of the face as related to fillers and fat
  • Efficacy and long-term effects of fat grafting, long-term results of facial fillers, problems and how to treat them
  • Upper and lower blepharoplasty techniques that provide the appearance of unoperated eyelids
  • Surgical and non-surgical management of lower eyelid mounds and festoons
  • Facelift techniques that provide the appearance of unoperated facelift results
  • How to treat facelift complications
  • Surgical, non-invasive and minimally invasive corrections for facial and neck rejuvenation
  • Breast augmentation techniques, fat grafting to the breast, and how to treat complications and deformities related to breast surgery
  • Surgical approaches to gynecomastia including radiofrequency
  • Surgical sculpting of the abdomen, arms, back, thighs, and buttocks, including the most advanced techniques for liposuction and fat grafting
  • Surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation of the female genitalia

There will be live surgeries performed by expert surgeons. Dr. Chia will perform a live surgery on Face and Neck Sculpting with Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipolysis (RFAL) and Dr.Theodorou will perform Arm Sculpting with Radio Frequency. They will also be present in various panels along with other renowned plastic surgeons.

Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon before KYBELLA Treatment

One of the common aesthetic concerns that affect men and women, a double chin is usually occurs due to factors such as aging, genetics and weight gain. KYBELLA in NYC is an innovative treatment for this aesthetic concern. KYBELLA is the first and only double-chin injectable treatment. This FDA-approved treatment can address this unwanted fat under the chin or submental fat that causes a double chin and turkey neck – that too, without surgery or downtime. However, if you are considering the KYBELLA injectable treatment, there are certain things that you need to discuss with your plastic surgeon.

Before the treatment, your plastic surgeon will examine the area under and around your chin to determine if KYBELLA double chin treatment is right for you. Not every person is an ideal candidate for the procedure such as person with an infection in the treatment area is not a good candidate for the treatment.Kybella

At the outset it’s important to that you get proper information regarding KYBELLA and what it involves. Before receiving KYBELLA double chin treatment, tell your plastic surgeon about your all your medical conditions, as well as if you:

  • Have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin
  • Have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin
  • Have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area
  • Have had or have trouble swallowing
  • Have bleeding problems
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed
  • Are taking any medications, especially blood thinners

Inform your surgeon about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, herbal supplements and importantly, if you take a medicine that prevents the clotting of your blood (an antiplatelet or anticoagulant medication).

After determining the candidature, your specialist will tailor your treatment to the amount of fat under the chin and your aesthetic goals. Kybella NYC involves administering a synthetic deoxycholic acid injection into the treatment site. A naturally occurring molecule in the body, deoxycholic acid helps in breaking down and absorbing dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA destroys fat cells, resulting in a visible reduction in the fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, the cells cannot store or accumulate fat. Quicker and easier than chin liposuction, this in-office procedure typically takes 15-20 minutes, with injections taking only 5 minutes. Each KYBELLA treatment session is given at least 1 month apart, and you should not receive more than 6 treatments. In clinical studies, 59% of patients received 6 treatments. Re-treatment is not necessary once you reach your desired goal.

You can expect to see a noticeable change in your chin profile in two to four treatments and optimal outcomes in six sessions. Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments required varies from patient to patient.

Though the procedure is nonsurgical, after this treatment, some bruising and swelling is expected, but won’t last for long. Swelling usually lasts for just two days but can last for up to three weeks or more in people with larger volumes of treated fat and higher doses. As older patients tend to have more skin laxity, swelling may take longer to resolve than in those with tighter skin. Be sure to inform your plastic surgeon if you develop open sores or drainage from the treatment area, an uneven smile, facial muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing or injection site problems such as bruising, hair loss, open sores (ulcers), and damage and tissue cell-death (necrosis) around the injection site.

Today, more and more men and women are choosing Kybella in NYC to reduce chin fat and achieve a sculpted jawline without surgery. To benefit from optimal outcomes, it is important that you choose a plastic surgeon who is experienced and skilled in administering this double-chin injectable treatment. Treatment at a reliable accredited NYC plastic surgery practice will ensure compliance with the highest standards of care and patient safety.

Considering Body Contouring in NYC? Choose a Qualified Plastic Surgeon

Body Contouring NYCBody contouring in NYC involves a variety of procedures to reshape and improve a person’s appearance. More and more men and women are taking advantage of the advancements in technology to achieve the transformation they always dreamt about. Now a vast majority of prospective patients look online to find a plastic surgeon. However, a new study cautions people from choosing a surgeon based on impressive before and after photos on Instagram. Conducted by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the study found that very few people posting surgery ads and using plastic surgery-related hashtags on Instagram are, in fact, well-qualified reputable cosmetic-surgery providers.

According to the Fox News report on the study’s findings, those who market plastic surgery on Instagram could be a hair stylist, a barber or an emergency room (ER) physician offering cosmetic surgery on the side. The study points out that “more than four of five top Instagram posts with plastic surgery-related hashtags come from providers who aren’t eligible for membership”.

The researchers investigated Instagram posts because it is a uniquely visual social media channel, and plastic surgery is a uniquely visual medical specialty. They reviewed more than 1.7 million Instagram posts and collected the nine most popular posts for each procedure hashtags (that included #plasticsurgery, #facelift, #cosmeticsurgery, #breastlift, #boobjob, #rhinoplasty, #brazilianbuttlift, #tummytuck and #liposuction), and checked the source for each post. Procedures such as Brazilian butt lift NYC, tummy tuck and liposuction are so popular that people keep searching for that procedure on this platform. The researchers found that two-thirds of the top posts promoted the person’s cosmetic surgery practice, as opposed to educating the public about plastic surgery. According to the study, only 17.8% of the posts came from board-certified plastic surgeons.

The researchers found that about 26 percent of top Instagram plastic surgery related posts are from physicians in other specialties, such as gynecologists, dermatologists, general surgeons, family doctors, ear-nose-throat doctors, including one from an ER doctor. The report noted that these providers market themselves as cosmetic surgeons, even though they are not specially trained in plastic surgery. This is very dangerous for the patient, notes one of the researchers.

The dangers of having cosmetic surgery performed by an unqualified person are not limited to a bad tummy tuck or ugly scars, and there have been many instances of botched up procedures that proved fatal.

People should educate themselves about patient safety and learn how to smart choices not only about their surgeon but also the facilities where the procedure will be performed. Hospitals have very stringent credentialing standards. ASAPS president Dr. Clyde Ishii recommends that before undergoing a procedure, patients need to ask their provider if he or she is credentialed to perform that procedure in a hospital. Patients should also ensure that the professional is qualified and experienced. Browsing through before-and-after photos is a great way to understand the kinds of improvements that surgical and minimally-invasive procedures can bring about.

Many people view cosmetic surgery as non-serious and harmless. Dr Ishii says that consumers have to understand that cosmetic surgery is real surgery, with real complications. So before undergoing a procedure, make sure that you choose a plastic surgeon who is well trained and experienced in that procedure.

A report published last year came out strongly against plastic surgeons who post unprofessional videos and images with entertainment, rather than education, in mind. Reliable plastic surgeons will adhere to the principles of medical ethics while using social media and prioritize decisions that will not harm patients.

If you are considering body contouring in NYC, do your research well. There many safe ways to find a surgeon. If you do use Instagram filters, make sure that the surgeon you choose is qualified to perform your procedure. Choosing an AAAASF-accredited practice is important as this would ensure adherence to strict national standards for equipment, operating room safety, personnel and surgeon credentials.

Ethical Concerns about Social Media Use by Plastic Surgeons

Social Media Use by Plastic SurgeonsOver the past decades there has been increased interest in body contouring in NYC. Plastic surgeons use social media and the Internet to demonstrate their skill and knowledge via videos and photos of cosmetic procedures they have performed. Videos are also used to educate patients on available high-quality treatment options. In fact, social media platforms are an innovative tool that physicians can use to both educate and market to patients. However, there is increasing concern in the plastic surgery community about surgeons who post unprofessional videos with entertainment, rather than education, in mind. A new study provides the first code of ethical behavior for sharing videos of plastic surgery on social media.

The paper, which was published in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal and presented Oct. 6 at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) annual meeting in Orlando, highlights the need for guidelines to help keep plastic surgeons’ video posts professional and respectful. The authors point out that plastic surgery videos are crossing the line by attempting to lure future customers with flashy before-and-after images that gloss over the dangers of surgery. There are even videos of surgeons dancing or singing in the operating room. The irony is that it is these outrageous videos that go viral quickly and get the most likes and shares. The new guidelines argue that plastic surgeons should adhere to the principles of medical ethics and prioritize decisions that will not harm patients.

The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery offers certain guidelines for posting content on social media and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ code of ethics addresses how plastic surgeons should treat patients with respect with their words and images. Plastic surgeons should:

  • Clearly ask patients how they would feel when videotaped and broadcasted on social channels, while having their procedures. Patient consent is very important in such practices, and if they don’t object, the surgeon should get it in writing.
  • Censor patient identifiers when editing videos. If patients agree to reveal their faces, they should give special consent for that.
  • Get parental consent for patients younger than 18.
  • Allow patients to withdraw consent at any time. While accepting their withdrawal it should be clear that patient care they receive should not be compromised.
  • Be specific about what they will do with the videos, that is, inform patients who consent that the images, including videos, might be saved, shared and changed.
  • Inform patients that the copies of the photographs or videos recorded with their consent might live forever online, even if the physician deletes them on the practice’s website or social media.
  • Avoid reposting another doctors work and post it off as one’s own, or edit photographs to make results look better than they are.

While performing a procedure, surgeons should concentrate on the task at hand and not on videotaping. If providers want to make a video, they should consider hiring a professional videographer and also train staff and others about maintaining professionalism and integrity.

According to a Northwestern Now News story, the four principles of medical ethics are:

  • Respect for autonomy of the patient
  • Beneficence or promoting what is best for the patient
  • Nonmaleficence, also known as “do no harm”, and
  • Justice

Plastic surgeons should focus on posting tactful educational videos that show cosmetic procedures can be good for patients. Videos should provide people with a realistic view of what to expect. The physician-patient relationship is very important and special, and goes beyond marketing strategies and educational methods. It deserves the respect and decorum. When a patient undergoing a procedure is administered general anesthesia, a surgeons first and foremost responsibility should be the care of the patient.

Reputable plastic surgeons who offer body sculpting New York City maintain professional and integrity by adherng to ethical standards that prioritize decisions that will not harm patients.

Why Plastic Surgeons Advise Patients to Quit Smoking before Treatment

Quit Smoking before Plastic SurgeryNYC plastic surgeons offer a wide range of cosmetic procedures to help men and women achieve their aesthetic goals. During the plastic surgery consultation, patients are given a list of dos and don’ts. One of the general recommendations for plastic surgery is to stop smoking.

Why is it important to quit smoking before the procedure? The reason is that smoking can interfere with the efficiency of the treatment, the healing process, and outcome. Surgeons generally tell patients to stop smoking at least a few weeks before and after the surgery.

Smokers generally have more mucus production and reactivity of their airways, which would cause coughing in the post-operative period. Proper blood supply is a major concern during any surgical procedure and it would be compromised for those who smoke. Smoking introduces carbon monoxide into your system which robs the tissues of oxygen. Good wound healing is all about getting enough blood supply to the area. Nicotine is a major vasoconstrictor that prevents smooth healing. Those who smoke have longer healing time, worsened scars, and more complications.

Not smoking contributes to successful surgery with a much lower risk of complications. This is really important for procedures such as breast augmentation. The reason is that the treatment comes with a higher risk of complications such as infection and capsular contracture in addition to general complications such as blood clots, and anesthetic problems such as pneumonia.

For these reasons and more, plastic surgeons advise patients to quit smoking at least 2 weeks before the surgery and 3 weeks following the treatment. The specific information and recommendations given to patients would depend on their medical status, the type of operation they are having, and their age.

Surgeons provide comprehensive pre- and post-operative instructions and following them is crucial for smooth recovery and optimal results. Other lifestyle changes that your surgeon may recommend will relate to diet, exercise, and weight management.

Choose the Right Plastic Surgeon to Avoid Kybella Complications

Kybella ComplicationsKybella injections are FDA approved to address moderate to severe submental fat and help address the double chin problem without surgery. However, Kybella injections also come with risk of complications if they are not administered by a trained and experienced plastic surgeon. While approving this treatment for fat below the chin, the FDA warned, “Treatment with Kybella should only be provided by a licensed health care professional, and patients should fully understand the risks associated with use of the drug before considering treatment”.

The FDA also cautioned, “Kybella is a cytolytic drug, which when injected into tissue physically destroys the cell membrane. When properly injected into submental fat, the drug destroys fat cells; however, it can also destroy other types of cells, such as skin cells, if it is inadvertently injected into the skin”.

Kybella’s safety was assessed in two pivotal phase 3 clinical trials of 1,019 subjects. The researchers concluded that though there were side effects at the injection site such as edema/swelling, hematoma and pain, these were mild to moderate and considered resolved by the end of the FDA trial.

Cosmetic Surgery Times (CST) reports that while there is some skepticism about the safety of Kybella, many experts consider it easy to use and effective when administered to the right patient. One expert points out that Kybella itself is not to blame for the complications. For this double chin injection therapy, achieving optimal results and avoiding complications depends on patient candidature and provider training, he said.  Two possible complications are:

  • One is temporary nerve “stunning” from the deoxycholic acid, which sometimes affects the marginal mandibular nerve.
  • The other is not meeting patient expectations due to poor patient selection. People with too little fat may not be good candidates for the treatment. In such patients, the closeness of the area of fat to the nerves can lead to pain and healing problems after Kybella treatment.

The first of these complications can be avoided if the surgeon administers the injection at the proper site, which is possible only with appropriate training. The issue of poor results leading to unhappy patients can be avoided with careful selection of realistic patients.

The good news is that there are skilled plastic surgeons in New York City who are experts in the Kybella procedure and can provide optimal results.  With the right surgeon, you can rest assured that your candidature for the treatment would be properly evaluated.

Is December the Busiest Month for Many Plastic Surgeons?

Plastic SurgeonsCosmetic procedures are now widely recognized for the visible benefits they offer and we see an increasing number of men and women opting for procedures of their choice. Some may want a better-looking nose or chin, some others may want a rounder backside and yet others may be looking for slimmer arms and thighs. Many patients go for consultation desiring a look that may have been inspired by a celebrity.

The interest in cosmetic surgery is seen throughout the year. However, December seems to be the busiest month for plastic surgeons. A report in mentions December as the busiest month for many plastic surgeons, with some of them performing almost double the number of procedures on any given day during December. The reason may be that people look forward to achieving an improved appearance and enhanced self confidence and become better equipped to partake in their year-end meetings, holiday reunions and parties and other events. Moreover, they may want to sport a new look for the New Year. The lengthy breaks may also be a motivating factor because people get enough time to recover after a cosmetic procedure.

Many plastic surgery practices offer special deals for cosmetic surgery procedures during the holiday season. This includes reduction in procedure rates, free consultations and other options.

Another reason for the mounting rate of aesthetic procedures is the trend of gifting cosmetic procedures to loved ones. People give some special gifts to their near and dear during Christmas and New Year and there has been a rise in the trend of plastic surgery gifting in recent years. However, not all plastic surgeons speak in favor of gifting procedures. This is because you must go for a procedure only if you personally feel the need for it and not because some else wants you to do it. Most importantly, the final decision should come from you.

The popular holiday season procedures include invasive ones such as tummy tuck, breast augmentation, facelift as well as minimally invasive procedures such as liposuction. Similarly, cosmetic injections such as Botox are among the top procedures in demand.

According to a Health News Digest report, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) notes that the holiday season is the busiest time of year for cosmetic treatments. The requests for treatments and surgeries increase by over 25% from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve.

Are you planning for a cosmetic procedure this holiday season? There are reliable plastic surgery practices in NYC offering a range of cosmetic surgery solutions. Do enough research and find the right surgeon for the procedure and welcome the New Year with a rejuvenated appearance.

Why Recommendations and Experience are important while choosing a Surgeon for Cosmetic Surgery

The proficiency and experience of the surgeon in handling the procedure are important factors to consider if you are planning cosmetic surgery. A recent study confirms that people do give a lot of priority to these factors.  According to the study published in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, official publication of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, cosmetic surgery patients, value surgeon experience and personal recommendation most highly when choosing a cosmetic surgeon.

The study noted surgeon experience as the number one factor which influenced patient choice. Recommendations from satisfied patients or referrals come next. Surgeons involved in the study noted, “It seems that the greater the experience the more confident patients are for a better result”.

An innovative market research technique called conjoint analysis was used to assess the factors affecting choice of surgeon. The participants were a group of 150 Dutch patients who expressed an interest in cosmetic plastic surgery. The main highlights of the study are as follows:

  • Patients were presented with 18 different scenarios in order to rank their preferences and to understand which characteristics were important to them. These included cost, travel time, surgeon experience, clinic size, method of referral and online (website) presentation.
  • 36 percent voted for the length of the surgeon’s experience. It was also found that surgeons with at least 10 years of experience were chosen over less-experienced surgeons.
  • Personal recommendations were the next strongest factor with 21.5% patients supporting it. Recommendations include those from a general practitioner, followed by referral by a friend or family member.
  • People were less likely to rely on referrals by TV, radio, magazine, and internet forums. In fact, it was found that these could have a negative impact.
  • 14 percent of the participants considered travel time as an importance factor, with most preferring travel times of less than one hour.
  • The cost of the procedure came next in importance, with a 13 percent interest.

Experts point out that the findings of this study have important implications as far as plastic surgeons in private cosmetic surgery practice are concerned. They need to be proactive in developing their marketing strategy and make an effort to understand patient preferences. This study also indicates that people are cautious when choosing their surgeon which is a good sign as far as the safety and effectiveness of the procedure is concerned.

Importance of Good Communication Before Plastic Surgery

When it comes to having plastic surgery, communication is important – to take an informed decision as well as to enhance the surgical experience. Communication is important at various levels. You should be forthright about your decision to have a surgical procedure and discuss it with close friends and family members. They can provide the support you may need to go ahead. Communication also means discussing your goals with your plastic surgeon. This will help you feel at ease and also understand if your expectations are realistic.

Though the number of people are undergoing cosmetic procedures has increased significantly in recent years, many do not inform family or close friends about their decision. According to a poll by, 20% of people who intend to have plastic surgery, don’t inform anybody in their social circle about their plans. It found that 1 out of 5 of the people surveyed did not discuss their interest in a cosmetic procedure with anyone. There could be many reasons for this reticence – lack of confidence, guilt – especially among mommies – that they are spending money on themselves. Men too seem to want to keep their intentions low-profile.

According to experts, interacting with others before taking a final decision about having plastic surgery decision is important for various reasons:

  • Having a support system after the surgery is crucial
  • People in your social circle would be frank and tell you what they think about your expectations and if they are realistic

Proper interaction with the plastic surgeon on your goals and expectations is crucial. It’s important to find a plastic surgeon with whom you can freely your goals, expectations, and concerns. The right surgeon will guide you in making the right decision and also inform you about the benefits as well as risks of the procedure you are considering. Knowing about your goals will allow the surgeon to provide you with a customized treatment plan.