Making the decision to undergo cosmetic surgery is not an easy process, and there are so many factors to consider. Not everyone is a good candidate for plastic surgery; in fact, highly trained, experienced plastic surgeons will not even perform cosmetic surgeries on bad candidates. What makes a candidate a bad one may be poor general health, unrealistic expectations, or psychological problems to which plastic surgery is not the answer. Good candidates are in good general health, have realistic expectations and are not looking to fix their psyche with plastic surgery.
Realistic Expectations; No Guarantees
California cosmetic surgeons, Dr. John Smoot, Dr. Wendell Smoot, Dr. Reza Sadrian, and Dr. Carol Hollan at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in La Jolla, California have met with thousands of men and women to discuss cosmetic surgery options (and non-invasive procedures), the risks and benefits, how the procedures are performed, and how long-lasting the results will be. In fact, one of the most common (and most intelligent) questions asked at a consultation is Just how permanent is this cosmetic surgery procedure? It's a great question, but unfortunately, there is no ´┐Ż´┐Żblack or white answer that fits every patient accurately. Cosmetic surgery results last for various amounts of time and depend on a number of factors.
Although a reconstructive procedure such as rhinoplasty (nose surgery) may last a lifetime, other procedures may need to be redone in ten years or more. Again, each patient is different and no guarantees of the longevity of your procedure can be given by Drs. Smoot.
Keep in mind that cosmetic surgeons cannot prevent you from aging. While surgical and non-surgical treatments do exist to slow the aging process or to reverse some of the minor signs of aging, the surgeons use scalpels, not magic wands, to alter your appearance.
How Long Do These Surgeries Last?
Facelifts tend to last five to ten years; a forehead lift generally lasts the same amount of time. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) has lasted for decades for some of our patients and they've never needed it redone. Breast augmentation, on the other hand, is more variable and may require removal or replacement of implants. Breast reduction is usually permanent and can provide women with decades of relief.
You must remember that your cosmetic surgeon can make no promises about how long your procedure will last. He can, however, answer all of your questions, address your concerns, and help to allay any fears you may have.
If you live in the San Diego, Rancho Santa Fe or La Jolla area of California, please contact Cosmetic Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation with Dr. John Smoot, Dr. Wendell Smoot, Dr. Reza Sadrian, or Dr. Carol Hollan.
Wendell Smoot, M.D.
John Smoot, M.D.
Reza Sadrian, M.D.
Carol Hollan, M.D.
9850 Genesee Ave. #300, #380
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone No: (858) 587-9850
Fax: (858) 622-2066
If you live near La Jolla or elsewhere in San Diego and would like to learn more about abdominoplasty or liposuction, contact our practice today.