Surgical and non-surgical options to improve appearance
The adage, “looks aren’t everything,” holds a lot of truth, and people shouldn’t wrap up their happiness in outer appearances. However, age, heredity, and the environment may make us a little uncomfortable about the way we look. Sometimes a little alteration to make us feel better can change our lives for the better. If you’ve ever thought about seeing a Hermiston plastic surgeon, here are a few things to consider.
What should I look for in a plastic surgeon?
Dr. Richard Flaiz, of E.N.T. Facial Plastic and Laser Center, says one important quality to look for is the Hermiston plastic surgeon’s qualifications. Is the doctor board certified in the area where the procedure will be performed? How much experience doing the type of surgery you’re looking for does she or he have? Another thing is to feel comfortable with the person you choose.
What kind of results can I expect?
Dr. Flaiz says that for many of his Rhinoplasty (surgically changing the appearance of the outside of the nose) patients, it can be life-changing. Before undertaking any surgical procedure, he offers a free consultation with his patients to discuss what their motivations are and their expectations to ensure that they are realistic. “It’s important to know what can and cannot be done.” For patients wanting a blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), a Hermiston plastic surgeon can takes years off their appearance. But, the surgery cannot make a sixty-year-old eye look like a twenty-year-old one.
Is surgery the only method for improving my appearance?
The trend in facial plastic surgery, according to Dr. Flaiz, is toward less, rather than more, surgery, and this also applies to face lifts. There are many non-surgical procedures patients can opt for. When a person’s face starts to droop, this is due to volume loss. Many Hermiston plastic surgeons, Dr. Flaiz included, can offer patients derma fillers which are injections used to replace volume. Other skin improving methods Dr. Flaiz offers include microdermabrasion and fractional laser resurfacing that can minimize scars, brown spots, and blood vessels.
Having a healthy self-image is important. Sometimes, looking better can lead to feeling better, but this is not always possible to do without a little help. Before making any decisions about altering your appearance, consult a Hermiston plastic surgeon.
For more information about his services and what your options are, you can contact Dr. Flaiz at E.N.T. Facial Plastic and Laser Center.
If you or your child is experiencing difficulties, you can contact Dr. Flaiz for an appointment.
*Disclaimer: The information on this website is not intended to substitute for the medical expertise and advice of your healthcare provider. We encourage you to discuss any decisions about treatment or care with an appropriate healthcare provider.