Permanent is a scary word. That word has scared away many grooms, has kept men and women from portraying the love they have for one another via a tattoo and often discourages us from getting that plastic surgery procedure that we have been dreaming of for years. The thoughts of not being able to reverse our decision, should it not turn out perfectly, makes us nauseous. The what-ifs of the results overshadow the excitement, and sometimes necessity, of making a change for the better. Some can overcome their fears easier than others. Some miss out on one of the best things that they could ever do for themselves because they can’t get over that one word: Permanent.
Is this you? Did you see that word and cringe? It’s ok. We know it can be a little scary and we want to help. We have some information that is going to help you on your journey to plastic surgery. It may take baby steps, but you can do it!
Cosmetic procedures such as Botox, injectable fillers like Juvederm and Radisse, and laser treatments are considered temporary, which means the effects will eventually wear off. After several months, you can easily go back to the look you had before or continue with additional treatments that will help you to maintain your new look. It is completely up to you. If you are looking for body contouring procedures, there are also non-invasive options such as Coolsculpting that you can use to get rid of those stubborn fat deposits.
This is the perfect place to start if you are not sure about a permanent solution or surgery. After a few Botox injections, you may be ready for a facelift. You may decide you want something with more pronounced results, like Liposuction or a tummy tuck, after seeing how amazing you look after your Coolsculpting procedure. Think of it as test driving a car. You take it out for a couple of hours and see if it is a great fit for you. Then, you decide if you want to buy it!
When you do something surgical to your body, it will be changed. Period. The good thing is, if you are not happy with your look, it can be revised. We will use a breast augmentation as an example. You thought you wanted to be a Double D cup, but now that you have them, you realize a full C would work better for you. While you may not be able to go back to exactly how you looked before the surgery, you can have a breast revision. The implant can be removed and replaced with a smaller one, or you may choose to not have the implant replaced.
Procedures that focus on the face, such as nose jobs, facelifts, brow lifts and eyelid lifts can also be redone if you are not satisfied with the results. Once again, you will not go back to looking like you did before, but the surgeon can alter the results so you are happy with them. Most procedures can be revised if needed.
Let’s summarize what we know:
- You can begin with a temporary solution.
- Plastic surgery is not technically reversible, but….
- If you are not happy with your procedure, you can get a revision.
Another bit of good news is that patients are rarely unsatisfied with their results, if they have done their homework. If you have researched surgeons, scheduled consultations and chose the surgeon you feel most comfortable with, you should love your results. If you have researched the procedure you want to have, looked at before and after pictures and have a realistic expectation of what you will look like after the procedure, you should love your results.
So, while you may still be hung up on that word, you also have some reassuring information that can help you make your decision. It is always our goal for our patients to be satisfied the first time they have a procedure. When you schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified surgeons, we will discuss all possible results. You can view photos of previous patients to get an idea of the work we do and get a better picture of how you may look after the procedure. We will answer all your questions and help to alleviate any concerns that you may have. We are dedicated to making sure our patients are absolutely in love with their new bodies. If you are ready to conquer your fears, call our office today to schedule a consultation.