BY ANNETTE BROOKS
We hear a lot about noninvasive aesthetic procedures for the face and body these days, but cosmetic plastic surgery remains highly popular, too. So, which is your best option? Instead of backing yourself into a corner with an either/or choice, select a well-respected practice that offers a full suite of world-class surgical procedures performed by board-certified plastic surgeons as well as a wide array of cutting-edge nonsurgical medspa services.
The Power of Choice
In DFW, that practice is the award-winning American Institute for Plastic Surgery, the premier destination for “everything aesthetic” in the Metroplex and beyond. The Institute’s collaborative team of experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons will walk you through your options providing true comparisons, explaining the trade-offs, and offering personalized recommendations based on your goals and needs. They strive to create long-lasting patient relationships built on honesty and trust.
“Patients come to us often wondering if they should opt for a surgical solution or a noninvasive treatment in our medical spa,” says Dr. Peter Raphael. “It depends on your goals, the amount of downtime you’re comfortable with, and the extent of the issue you’re trying to address. The main thing is to be objective and realistic about expectations.”
Opting for the Best Results
For example, suppose you’re interested in body contouring and looking for a significant amount of fat reduction and reshaping. In that case, a nonsurgical solution probably won’t deliver the dramatic results you’re hoping to achieve. “Since we offer both liposuction and noninvasive body contouring, we can recommend the option that will best meet your individual needs versus trying to force-fit you into one solution or another,” Dr. Raphael adds.
Dr. Scott Harris says the same concept applies to facial rejuvenation and that it comes down to having real choices and options.
“We’re seeing more men and women interested in doing something to improve their neck and sagging in their lower face. They’re often surprised to learn we have a new technique to remove excess skin and fat from the neck that can be done under local anesthesia as an option, so they remain awake. We can also do a mini facelift along with the neck lift to create a nice jaw and neckline that looks amazing. Nonsurgical services can help with this too, but the results will likely be far more subtle.”
Some Facial and Body Improvements Require Plastic Surgery
Breast augmentation, lifts, and reduction, Mommy Makeovers, Brazilian Butt Lifts, nose reshaping, eyelid surgery, and more don’t have equivalent nonsurgical solutions. The Institute’s board-certified plastic surgeons have 75+ years of combined experience and take pride in creating natural-looking results versus a “done” look.
“Our customized Mommy Makeover is one of our most sought-after services,” Dr. Dulin says. “Many mothers find that even the most diligent diet and exercise program cannot correct post-pregnancy concerns such as droopy breasts, lax abdominal muscles, excess skin, and fat deposits. Our Mommy Makeover is designed to target these areas and match the patient’s personal needs.”
Dr. Antonetti says breast augmentation is another extremely popular service at the Institute. “We start by asking patients what bothers them most and then listen intently. All women are different. One question they have is, ‘What cup size should I get?’ The answer depends on the amount of skin and tissue available and what their body frame will support. We aim for good-looking results that are balanced with the body frame.”
The Institute’s also seeing more patients who want nose reshaping (rhinoplasty). The plastic surgeons say the goal is to create a nose that looks natural and goes with your face versus the nose of a famous actor or model that isn’t aesthetically compatible with your facial structure. During your consultation, they’ll take pictures and then use sophisticated imaging software to digitally reshape your nose so you can see what your new nose can look like on your face before surgery.
The Right Choice: The American Institute For Plastic Surgery
Schedule a complimentary consultation at the American Institute for Plastic Surgery today. Check AI4PS.com regularly and follow Facebook.com/ai4ps to be notified of frequent specials, promotions, and events.
All of the plastic surgeons- Drs. Alfred Antonetti, Alan Dulin, Scott Harris, and Peter Raphael- are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
6020 West Plano Parkway
Plano, Texas 75093