It’s natural for a person to want attractive lips, a nose that doesn’t protrude and beautiful eyes. But this doesn’t mean you should ask your facial plastic surgeon for Angelina Jolie’s lips, Halle Berry’s nose and Olivia Wilde’s eyes. In fact, that is exactly what you shouldn’t do.

Each of your facial features is specific to your face, and any treatment to alter a feature needs to take this into consideration. For example, if you have big facial structures, a nose like Natalie Portman’s will not look right on your face. Your objective should be to achieve a nasal appearance that is more aesthetically pleasing to you but only in the context of maintaining harmony with your other facial features.

The most qualified facial plastic surgeons — and the best — have their own well-honed, individualized methods that they customize to each patient, taking into consideration factors such as ethnicity, in order to ensure the desired results.

Avoid the Signature or “Cookie Cutter” Look

If you have been doing research online in preparation for your plastic surgery, you may have noticed the firestorm surrounding the Miss Korea pageant. The controversy began when pictures of the contestants and their shockingly similar-looking faces were posted online, casting a spotlight on a growing problem: surgeons that have a signature or “cookie-cutter” look that they stamp on all of their patients’ faces.
Some cosmetic surgery practices simply don’t treat their patients as the individuals they are. One indication that a surgeon has a cookie-cutter approach would be if he offers the same advice to all patients wanting to improve the appearance of their nose. Another would be if the surgeon advises that every patient concerned about facial wrinkles have a facelift, even though some patients would be better off with microdermabrasion, Botox or fillers. This is not to say that some of these clinics don’t provide good care for their patients, but don’t expect to get individualized attention from a practice that offers the same advice to every patient.

How to Avoid Surgeons with This Look

Once you have completed your plastic surgery research, it’s time to schedule a consultation with a board-certified facial plastic surgeon. During your consultation, you will have the chance to ask the surgeon which procedures can help you attain the appearance you are looking for. The surgeon will also evaluate your facial structure to devise a treatment plan that is customized to your needs and will ask you details about your medical history and physical health to see if there are any specific measures that should be taken before surgery.

The initial consultation is very important, and it’s your responsibility to ensure that each facial plastic surgeon you are considering gives you the personal attention you deserve. At the conclusion of your consultation, you should be convinced that your surgeon fully understands what it is that you want to improve upon and has a plan to ensure that you get the results you desire. If you come away feeling that the surgeon has given you the information that he or she provides to every patient that walks into the office, then you may want to look for another surgeon.
To find out if this is the case, look through the surgeon’s before and after photo gallery. This will also give you an idea of whether you and your surgeon have similar aesthetic tastes.

Your surgeon should place special emphasis on ensuring safety and providing quality care. To get an idea as to whether this is the case, read through patient testimonials and reviews.

Also, make sure that your surgeon is board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS). This is the board that provides the most extensive training to surgeons performing facial cosmetic procedures.

Your surgeon should also have hospital privileges, as this indicates that he or she has been approved by a hospital committee on factors such as training, education, and other considerations.
It is also important that your surgeon performs facial plastic surgery procedures on an ongoing basis (many per month).

Finally, it is vitally important that you choose a surgeon that has advanced equipment. State-of-the-art technology and equipment allow the surgeon to provide for more precision, positive outcomes and less downtime.

To learn more, contact the office of Dr. Sam Rizk today.