Tips to Avoid Unnatural Cosmetic Surgery Results

Those who decide to undergo plastic surgery obviously want to look better — younger, svelte, more voluptuous or more proportionate — but they do not necessarily want to look like they have had “work done.” Everyone knows what bad cosmetic surgery results look like: a face that is stretched too tight or lips that look unnaturally large. But how does one avoid ending up with an unnatural-looking plastic surgery outcome?New York City plastic surgery provider Dr. Joshua A. Greenwald shares the following tips to help you avoid unnatural cosmetic surgery results.

Do Your Homework

The first step in avoiding unnatural-looking cosmetic surgery results is to do your homework. When you first consult with a plastic surgeon, be sure to ask to see his or her before-and-after photos of past patients. Looking at photos of patients who have undergone procedures similar to the ones you are pursuing will help you get an idea of what your results may look like. If you are not happy with the photos that you see, you may want to consult another plastic surgeon.

Look for a Highly Trained and Experienced Plastic Surgeon

To ensure natural-looking results, choose a board-certified, highly trained and experienced plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Greenwald, who stays abreast of the latest techniques in plastic surgery and minimally invasive cosmetic treatments. By using the most up-to-date surgical equipment and techniques, an experienced plastic surgeon can combine approaches and opt for minimally invasive methods when medically appropriate. Using minimally invasive techniques when possible results in less trauma to the treated area(s), which in turn usually leads to more natural-looking results.

Choose a Plastic Surgeon Who Customizes Treatment

If you look through a cosmetic surgeon’s before-and-after photos and all the results look similar no matter what each patient looks like, that may be a red flag. Like Dr. Greenwald, a qualified plastic surgeon sees each patient as an individual and approaches that patient’s plastic surgery procedure accordingly. For instance, rhinoplasty results should not necessarily look the same on a person of Asian descent and a person of European descent. Nor should a woman with an extremely petite, thin frame get the exact same size and shape of breast implants as a 6-foot-tall woman with a curvy frame. After consulting with a patient, Dr. Greenwald then customizes the treatment plan to fit that person. That is what you want to look for when pursuing plastic surgery.

Plastic surgery should not make you look like an entirely different person. It should simply make you look like a better version of your unique, beautiful self.

To schedule a personal consultation or to find out more about how to achieve natural-looking plastic surgery results, please contact the practice of Dr. Joshua Greenwald by calling (914) 421-0113 today.

Dr. Joshua Greenwald is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who studied and trained at prestigious educational institutions including Columbia University, Emory University, and New York University School of Medicine. His keen aesthetic eye and refined surgical techniques have led him to be a top choice for cosmetic face, breast, and body procedures in NYC. His exceptional patient care has earned him the distinction of “Top Doc” by both Westchester Magazine and Castle & Connolly for over 10 years running. Dr. Greenwald is an active member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Medical Association, and the Westchester County Medical Society.