If It’s Not Plastic Surgery, Why Do I Need a Plastic Surgeon?

cosmetic procedures help turn back time when used well

Many of us struggle with the toll age, sun, and less than ideal habits have taken on our appearance. Fine lines, pigmented spots, sagginess, and forehead creases become familiar companions at some point in our lives. Some of us embrace them as a sign of a life well-lived, but many of us would prefer to rewind the clock. And non-surgical cosmetic procedures can be just the vehicle for time travel.

Botox®, Juvederm®, or other injections, and surface treatments like Venus Freeze®,Versa®,and Viva®,can offer remarkable results without surgery. Since it’s not surgery, it may be tempting to have the procedures performed by someone other than a plastic surgeon.

However, these treatments are medical procedures – procedures that can have a lasting impact on your appearance, for good or bad. This is not the time to put yourself in the hands of someone with inadequate experience or training. While it may seem that everyone you know is having these sorts of procedures, that doesn’t mean they are the best candidates for them. You don’t want to spend time and money or take on the risk of a procedure that won’t really address your concerns. Someone trained in the full range of procedures from simple injections to major surgery will help make sure that doesn’t happen.

In a previous blog post, we shared what happens to our faces as we age. The changes aren’t just in our skin. They go deep – all the way to the bone. A board-certified plastic surgeon is in the best position to evaluate the issues that concern you and determine if a surface treatment can help.

Dr. Slack spends concentrated, face-to-face time with each of his patients in their initial consultation. This way he can provide an honest evaluation of your goals. Are they realistic? Will the procedure you want help achieve them? Is a different procedure, or even surgery, more likely to help? Are there any health or other concerns that you should resolve before having any procedures? These are questions Dr. Slack will answer based on both the most current medical evidence and his decades of experience.

In addition, a board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Slack, must adhere to a code of ethics designed to protect patients. He must also maintain the necessary medical training to respond, should any complications arise during your procedure. You should never let anyone perform a procedure on you who doesn’t adhere to equally strict standards.

Non-surgical cosmetic procedures can have a remarkable impact on your appearance, turning back the hands of time to restore a more youthful appearance. But these are medical procedures and you deserve to have the care of a board certified plastic surgeon for the best, and safest, results.

To learn more about Dr. Slack, visit his about page here. To schedule a consultation, contact our office. There is no obligation to have treatment by Dr. Slack, and the cost of consultation can be applied to any treatments you do choose to have him provide.