As I peruse the day-to-day goings on in the plastic surgery media world, I am constantly reminded that what makes for a “news” story is often hugely removed from my day-to-day practice. I don’t see a lot of perfection-obsessed reality TV stars at my Denver-based practice, however, I do see a growing number of 42-year-old mothers of three who want to get some semblance of attractiveness back for their abdomens with a tummy tuck, women who are B cups and want to be a full C with a breast augmentation, and 55-year-olds looking to appear refreshed with a facelift.
The procedures I perform frequently are not necessarily new, but that doesn’t make them any less valuable. Tummy tucks, breast augmentations, facelifts large and small — these are the operations that make up the bulk of my day. They’ve been around in various forms for a long time. Their continued improvement is much more evolution than revolution, and has resulted in predictable, effective operations. Because of this, I have predictably happy patients.
And what of the latest, greatest procedure that you saw on Oprah? If it works, I’ll add it to my surgical armamentarium. If it doesn’t, I won’t. Simple, huh?
What are your thoughts on procedures or treatments you’ve seen in the news recently? Share in a comment below!