When is too much simply too much? As aesthetic procedures become more readily available and less taboo, more people are considering getting "work" done. While a procedure here or there may give you a boost of confidence, a person considering multiple procedures, both surgical and non-invasive, may be showing signs of deeper-seated issues that may lead to having too much work done.
Before and After Results of Revision Plastic Surgery of Dr. Ramtin Kassi
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Recently seen on The Doctors, a patient who has undergone a shocking 29 plastic surgical procedures sought help from the cast to help her with her overdone look. After multiple fat transfers a breast augmentation, a botched nose job and several laser treatments the patient finally realized she needed help to return to a more natural look. After two 8-hour plastic surgery revision sessions with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ramtin Kassi, she was able to reverse some of the effects of having too much work done.
So how does one avoid having "too much plastic surgery"? In the case of the patient from the show, she had a few disastrous results that she had to seek revision for - which only added to her count of additional plastic surgery procedures. First, the importance of initially seeking an experienced provider cannot be stressed enough. Board certified Denver plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory Buford, who specializes in breast augmentation revision, says, "For an experienced surgeon, it really comes down to artistry," he explains. "You need to have a surgeon who says, 'Let me show you what I'm looking at and let me explain to you the process and how I'm going to address your individual surgical needs.'" According to Dr. Buford, seasoned and experienced plastic surgeons are not only aware of subtleties and nuances of a particular procedure, they also take into consideration the patients desires and how the procedure may alter the balance of the body before any cutting is done.
If performed by a physician that isn't experienced, plastic surgery revision is often necessary due to poor original results. On top of that, if the wrong physician is selected to do the revision, repeated revision attempts may mean increased scar tissue and less stable bone, creating a difficult case to revise successfully. "Patients frequently wonder 'Why did my nose look okay at first, but now it is collapsed or skeletonized," notes Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. William J. Binder, the country's most sought after Rhinoplasty Revision Expert. In these cases, new strategies may have to be formed to address the problem.
"I've seen noses that have been opened 2-3 times through traditional open rhinoplasty and some that simply cannot be opened again because the scar tissue is too dense," describes Dr. Binder, "Due to the significant amount of scarring, we can only reconstruct the nose through a closed technique. The evolution is applying structural concepts of the open rhinoplasty to the closed technique."
Paired with the importance of seeking an experienced physician, the best way to avoid having too much plastic surgery is making your desires very clear to your physician. Openly discuss what it is that you are looking for, ask to see Before/After results and ask all the questions you may have. If you already have plastic surgery results that you're not pleased with, there are many plastic surgeons who specialize in revision procedures - but the same approach applies, do your research and be completely open and honest with what you want changed.