Dr. Patti Flint

Cosmetic Surgery: Do It For You

So you’re thinking about having plastic surgery? I’m glad you’ve found your way to this blog. I’m happy to talk to anyone about breast augmentation, tummy tucks, facelifts and more, and I’m passionate about making sure my patients are having plastic surgery for the right reasons, with realistic expectations.

Women especially come to the “plastic surgery table” with many different ideas, desires, expectations, and hopes, but there are really only a handful of “reasons”. Their reasons, however, are the most important part.

Do it for these reasons

When you think about why you want to have plastic surgery, are these the types of phrases that come to mind?

To look as good as I feel
To put the best version of myself out there
To restore shape and volume after pregnancy
To feel free to wear whatever I want with confidence

If so, I think it’s safe to say that you have the right mindset. Plastic surgery is a revamp not an overhaul. And it’s very personal. You are going to have to live with your face and your body day after day for the rest of your life, so it needs to be something you want for yourself and something you feel good about.

Don’t do it for these reasons

Now, let’s talk about the other side of the coin. When you think about having plastic surgery, are these the kinds of phrases that come to mind?

I want to look like (insert name of celebrity)
Someone told me I needed “________”
Everyone else is doing it so…?
I want to show my ex what he’s missing out on
I want to look 25 forever

When potential patients say things like this, I take pause, because these are red flags that tell me this person either has unrealistic expectations about plastic surgery or they are doing it for the wrong reasons. While I am not here to judge, nor do I, a person’s mental state going into surgery is directly tied to their happiness with their results, which is why we’re doing this in the first place! Am I right?

What does “Doing it for You” mean?

Paradoxically, when procedures are done correctly, people won’t notice that you “had work done.” The change will be noticeable, but it won’t be glaring. It will be subtle, but definitely there. Others will notice the change, the improvement, the je ne sais quois, but they won’t be able to put their finger on it. That’s what we’re going for. Not to make you look like Gal Gadot or Scarlett Johannson. Not to have their eyes go straight to your chest in amazement. Not to shock people or to make anyone else jealous, or impressed, or pleased.

Doing it for you means letting us help you look and feel your very best at any stage of your life.

That’s what I’m here for. That’s what I’ve trained for. That’s my passion. Now… are you ready to talk about plastic surgery?

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