Luscious lips, taut, glowing skin, and a smooth eye area—all part of an ideal face, but not out of reach. You don’t have to be Rod Stewart to be forever young. Plastic surgery practically became a cultural standard for the wealthy in the ‘80s and ‘90s, turning back the hands of time through the magic of strategic work by consummate professionals.
Wade Han, MD, FACS, and Elvira Lingvi De Armas, Au.D lead our warm and professional team at Florida Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center, where we provide quality services to every one of our deserving patients. Plastic surgery has a number of benefits that can positively affect you for years, but it’s very important to educate yourself first. Review these answers to some common questions to determine if plastic surgery may be right for you.
Why plastic surgery?
People choose to get plastic surgery for a variety of reasons. Most people want to refresh their looks. Some have been disfigured in accidents or attacks, and others simply need relief from symptoms of a chronic condition. Whatever your reason, Dr. Han is ready to offer premium, efficient medical care for results that you can see.
Choosing plastic surgery may raise a brow for some. Why change your face and/or body instead of simply accepting the body that you have? While radical self-acceptance is an important part of any person’s self-esteem, some choose to elevate their self-esteem with fresh lips and a reshaped nose.
How many people get plastic surgery?
The number of plastic surgery and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures performed has risen a few percentage points every year for the past few years. Breast augmentations and breast lifts, two of the most popular and well-known procedures of all time, increased by just under 5% between 2000 and 2018. Liposuction procedures enjoyed a similar growth rate.
Injectables came out on top that same year, with Botox and fillers leading the way with 3% growth in use, and 2% growth in use, respectively. Some minimally invasive procedures offer an alternative to plastic surgery, like PDO Thread Lift and the strategic mixing and application of fillers.
What is available through plastic surgery?
A number of minimally invasive options are great for the prevention and treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, and issues of skin tone and texture. However, topical products, for all of their benefits, typically won’t address deep wrinkles, neck bands, or a misshapen nose.
Facelifts, or rhytidectomies, are invasive procedures that deliver permanent results. Whereas minimally invasive procedures may provide results that last for up to a year, facelifts are considered permanent alterations that generally remain effective for up to a decade.
Dr. Han offers facelifts to eligible patients, as well as blepharoplasties, or eye lifts. The skin around the eye area is finer and more dry than other parts of the face. This sensitive area can quickly accumulate environmental damage, which deepens wrinkles and exacerbates fine lines. Choosing an eye lift can take years off of your face, once you’ve properly healed.
Rhinoplasties, commonly called “nose jobs,” can alter the shape and look of your nose, offering a dramatic change to your reflection. In some cases, they can also help you breathe more comfortably.
Is plastic surgery dangerous?
It can be, though there are a number of things to consider. For any surgical treatment, even elective procedures, Dr. Han sits with you for a full consultation first. It’s important to share with Dr. Han any medical conditions or allergies that you may have, as well as any medication or supplements that you’re currently taking.
Dr. Han will refer to your medical history and the knowledge of your primary care doctor to determine if your risks in plastic surgery are worth the possible reward. While dramatic change is a typical outcome of plastic surgery, some may find the recovery difficult and painful. Dr. Han is available to answer questions, monitor your progress, and manage your medication.
Looking as young as you feel can be a fun journey back to who you were. Call us today at either of our Florida offices for a consultation or book an appointment with us online.