7 Tips for Getting the Best Results from Your Plastic Surgery
Americans spent over $9 billion on plastic surgery in 2020, according to The Aesthetic Society, even with an eight-week elective surgery shutdown due to COVID-19. And in 2021 patients spent even more on cosmetic surgery, with 2022 on track to exceed last year.
There are many reasons that plastic surgery is more popular than ever. To begin with, improved cosmetic technologies have made surgical recovery times faster and downtimes after surgery shorter. And, new procedures are also not only safer, but they also deliver more “natural” looking results – so no one suspects patients have “had work done.”
Additionally, now that so many people in the U.S. are able to work from home, Americans don’t have to worry about taking time off from work while they wait for bruises and swelling to subside. So, it’s the perfect time to finally get that plastic surgery procedure that they have always wanted.
If you have been considering plastic surgery, now may just be the right time for you. In this article renowned, board-certified Birmingham, MI plastic surgeon Dr. Ali shares some considerations to keep in mind so that you get the best possible results from your plastic surgery.
#1. Combining Plastic Surgery Procedures
In the past, people often opted for on plastic surgery at a time. For example, first getting breast implants and then later scheduling a tummy tuck.
But for the most immediate and cost-effective results, many patients now scheduling multiple procedures at the same time. To begin with, this minimizes downtime, since you are recovering from all procedures at once.
It also cuts down on surgical and anesthesiology fees – which can be a substantial savings – because you are not having to pay for multiple surgical facilities or anesthesiologists.
During your plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Ali in his Birmingham, MI office, you can discuss everything you want to change about your appearance, and he can put a personalized treatment plan in place that may include multiple procedures performed at one time.
#2. Stay Local for Plastic Surgery
For a while ‘medical tourism’ was booming – with patients traveling to foreign countries in search of cheaper plastic surgeries. However, it soon became apparent that plastic surgery is like everything else – and you get what you pay for.
Many patients who sought overseas plastic surgery ended up with life-threatening infections, seriously disfigured or even dead. Additionally, when surgery is performed overseas it makes proper follow-up care almost impossible. While surgery in the US may be more expensive than going to Thailand or Mexico, you simply can’t put a price tag on the pain and suffering from a poor surgical outcome.
#3. Retain Your Individuality with Plastic Surgery
In past decades, many plastic surgeons would give every patient the same look with same changes and same surgical procedures. If you look at rhinoplasty (“nose job”) patients from past decades you will notice that almost every woman’s nose was altered to achieve the Caucasian ‘ideal’ of a tiny, narrow upturned nose.
Today, a skilled plastic surgeon will help a woman or man look like a more beautiful version of themselves, with natural enhancements. A patient’s features should match the rest of their face and complement their unique, individual proportions.
#4. Respect Your Ethnicity with Plastic Surgery
Speaking of retaining your individuality, the mindset in plastic surgery has thankfully shifted to recognizing and respecting the beauty of different ethnicities.
Latin, African, Asian, and Middle Eastern features obviously have hereditary differences in scale, shape, proportion and and projection that should be carefully taken into consideration when undergoing plastic surgery.
Previously, sadly, a ‘white ideal’ permeated plastic surgery and many plastic surgeons gave people of color Caucasian features that looked unnatural, incongruous, or diminished their cultural heritage.
It is important for patients to select a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali in Birmingham, MI who has performed plastic surgery on people of all ethnicities – with expertise in understanding and respecting genetic differences and unique cultural ideals of beauty.
#5. Don’t Wait Too Long to Get Plastic Surgery
When it comes to any medical treatment – including plastic surgery – “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” In other words, getting minimal treatments in the earlier years of life can reduces the work that needs to be done down the road as the patient ages.
A small investment now in more minimally invasive plastic surgery procedures can help save time and money in the future by delaying or even preventing the need for major plastic surgery treatments when they are older.
#6. See What You Will Look Like Before Plastic Surgery
With many plastic surgeons, you cannot see your anticipated results before surgery.
However, Dr. Ali is among the first and only aesthetic practices in the Birmingham, MI area to offer state-of-the-art Vectra 3D Imaging. This revolutionary digital imaging system provides a three-dimensional computer generated picture of the patient’s face from every angle – so that Dr. Ali can show you the expected outcomes of your surgery before you undergo plastic surgery.
Pre-surgery 3D imaging takes the guesswork out of plastic surgery – and let’s you know exactly what you can expect – so you can choose the plastic surgery procedures that are right for you.
#7. Go to a Skilled, Experienced, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Ali is board-certified Birmingham, MI plastic surgeon, and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. He has performed more than 8,000 cosmetic and cosmetic surgeries. Dr. Ali has been awarded “Top Doc” by Hour Detroit Magazine multiple years in a row. He is also a “RealSelf” Top Doc, and has a perfect 5 star rating from his patients on Yelp!, Google and Facebook.
In addition to performing thousands of breast enhancements, tummy tucks, liposuctions, facelifts, rhinoplasties, butt lifts and arm lifts, Dr. Ali travels worldwide on humanitarian missions every year to provide free plastic surgery to underprivileged areas across the globe.
Do not trust your face or body to anyone who is not a skilled, experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. “Botched” results can not only disfigure you for life, but can cause life-threating or even fatal complications, and cost you thousands more is revision or repair surgery. But in the hands of a renowned plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali you can be assured beautiful results, and a safe and speedy recovery.
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The best plastic surgery results possible are only attained in the skilled hands of an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali in Birmingham, MI. Whether you would like to remove fat, change your body proportions, tighten skin, or look younger or more attractive, plastic surgery can help you.
Schedule a consultation at AMAE Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, MI today, and learn more about the many plastic surgery procedures Dr. Ali offers to help you love the way you look – and feel confident and beautiful in your own skin!