Some individuals may be interested in altering their appearance, yet hold an outdated view of plastic surgery procedures. Such ideas about how surgeries and treatments are performed and the expected results may leave people hesitant to improve upon their looks. With advances in technology and the ability for doctors to continue their education after they are in practice, there have been great improvements in the field of plastic surgery. This article is designed to highlight some key myths that exist today and may prevent interested individuals from visiting Dr. Rubinstein’s office.
Myth # 1: After a nose job, you should look like you’ve had a nose job.
Dr. Rubinstein is meticulous in his approach to performing each rhinoplasty surgery. A computer program can show patients how they will look post-operatively, and facial measurements are taken to ensure accurate surgical cuts. The doctor also specializes in performing ethnic rhinoplasty, where skin thickness and facial makeup are taken into consideration for the most natural results. There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to the nose job, but rather a customized surgery tailored to each patient’s own needs.
Myth # 2: Plastic surgeries cause a lot of tissue damage and must be followed by a lengthy healing period.
Some plastic surgeries, such as the facelift, can now be performed endoscopically which leaves patients with minimal tissue damage and promotes faster healing times. Many facial fixes can also be performed non-surgically, which also lessens healing time. Skin resurfacing procedures, cosmetic injections, and cosmeceutical product treatments are frequently used in place of more invasive surgeries. Even transformative procedures such as rhinoplasty and chin augmentation can be performed without surgery, and instead through the use of injectable fillers.
Myth # 3: Only women undergo plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures.
An increasing number of men have been undergoing cosmetic procedures for varying reasons. Some men feel facial rejuvenation gives them an increased edge in job markets that favor youth, while others want their exterior appearance to reflect the age they feel inside. Each surgical procedure can be performed either endoscopically or through incisions that can be concealed to ensure the most discreet results. Natural results allow men to feel confident in their looks without having to endure the social stigmas associated with members of the male gender undergoing cosmetic procedures.
Dr. Rubinstein practices facial plastic surgery in the New York City area. Holding a dual board certification through the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the doctor is able to give patients aesthetically pleasing results coupled with more functional parts. Call today to book your appointment with Ran Y. Rubinstein, MD – 845-863-1772.