Most people desire that their cosmetic surgery results appear as natural as possible. After all, patients come to a plastic surgeon in order to improve their appearance by making them look younger, not different. Everyone has seen what bad plastic surgery looks like. No one wants to have that tight, unnatural look.

Plastic surgeons can avoid these results by relying on the most advanced equipment and combining it with the latest techniques in cosmetic procedures. Most doctors in this business are moving toward less invasive and even non-invasive approaches. The reduced amount of trauma that results from these procedures is responsible for avoiding much of the unnatural appearances that you sometimes see after plastic surgery.

Individualization is another key aspect of good cosmetic surgery. No matter how capable the surgeon is, if he or she tries to put the latest designer face, breast, or abdomen on your body, it will most likely not look good. A good plastic surgeon must approach each patient as an individual and craft a look that is right for that particular person.

The best way for a surgeon to approach this issue with each patient is to be open to using several different tools and techniques to craft a contour for the patient’s whole body. This may mean using both the scalpel and injectables, such as Botox or Juvederm. The key is using everything in proportion and not simply trying to solve all a patient’s problems with quantity. That is like hitting a nail with a sledgehammer, and it usually results in the botched looks that make onlookers second-guess their desires for plastic surgery.

Cosmetic surgery results show success when no one notices that anything has been done. Of course, close friends will be there to admire your rejuvenated appearance. New acquaintances should have no idea that you have ever looked any younger than you do when they meet you. Ask your surgeon how he or she plans to ensure your natural appearance after surgery.

Dr. Elizabeth Harris is retiring, she will no longer be doing surgeries, but she will be available for existing patients until January 31st, 2023.DIRECTIONS