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Plastic surgery can have a transformative impact on individuals.  It can be a tremendous boost to confidence and self-esteem.  After all, when we look good, we tend to feel better about ourselves.  In some cases, plastic surgery can even give people a better quality of life.

A lot of thoughtful planning and consideration goes into the decision-making process for surgery.  When it comes to plastic surgery, a proactive approach may be the better choice.  Patients sometimes wait until they have a major issue before addressing it.  Then their surgery becomes more of a reconstruction than a correction.  This can make their eventual surgery more complicated, with a longer recovery period or less optimal results.  The following examples illustrate why it may be better to schedule surgery sooner rather than later.

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

Abdominoplasty corrects the appearance of a tummy pooch that does not respond to diet and exercise.  The pooch is usually the result of damage to the abdominal wall.  This can become apparent following pregnancy or significant weight loss.  Abdominal muscles that have become separated can weaken over time, leaving some people with chronic low back pain.  Surgery not only helps patients achieve a smooth and more contoured stomach but also corrects problems with those underlying muscles.

Replacing Breast Implants

Breast augmentation is achieved through implants which can remain in good shape for 10-20 years.  However, they do not last indefinitely.  Implants should be checked on a regular basis to ensure they are problem free.  Older implants are at greater risk of rupture or other complications such as rippling, capsular contracture, or a change in position.  Why wait until there is a problem before replacing implants?  Many women also choose to have a breast lift at the same time they replace the implants.

Facelift

facelift corrects skin sagging in the lower part of the face, particularly around the jaw and neckline.  The sagging skin in these areas has lost its firmness and elasticity, so the skin droops and jowls may form.  While fillers and other treatments may be effective for a while, patients will see significantly better results from a facelift.  Patients should discuss their treatment options with an experienced plastic surgeon to determine the best time for surgery.

Next Steps

At Boca Raton Plastic Surgery Center, we recommend that patients invest in their body now to prevent more extensive problems later.  We want our patients to feel confident and self-assured about their appearance.  Dr. Keusch is a highly respected Board Certified plastic surgeon who has been practicing in Palm Beach County since 1990.  Contact us today to schedule a consultation.