A Good Plastic Surgeon Knows When to Tell You to Stop

Jul 27th, 2015No Comments

Plastic Surgeon Ethics

Over the years, plastic surgery has become as commonplace as any other form of medical treatments. While many people only have 1 or 2 procedures performed, others often want to have as many procedures performed as possible in a bid to have the ‘perfect’ appearance. However, there are still honest and trustworthy surgeons out there who will know when it is time to tell their patients that they should not have any further surgery performed.

Patients Become Obsessed with their Appearances

Many patients find that they are completely satisfied with their appearances after having a single cosmetic procedure performed. However, others look in the mirror and are not happy with their looks because ‘they still don’t look like a celebrity’ or even their best friend, who had the same surgery performed and who is now receiving more attention than them. As a result, they want to try and have ‘just one more’ procedure performed, which can end up turning into a series of operations unless they are in the hands of an honest surgeon who puts the health and overall well being of his or her patients above all else.

Patients will not look Natural Afterwards

In a lot of cases, patients think that if they have exactly the same plastic surgery procedures performed as someone else who they admire, that they will end up looking exactly like them. This is usually not the case though, as each patient’s physical health and body structure is completely different, meaning that a breast lift or rhinoplasty procedure may look great on one patient, but completely unnatural on another. In situations like these, a reliable surgeon can and usually will not only refuse to perform the requested procedure; he or she will tell the patient why it is not advisable to have it done.

Numerous Procedures Have Already Been Performed

Some patients are so desperate to have plastic surgery performed that they will go from one surgeon to another until they find one that is willing to carry out the procedure that they want. While there may be numerous plastic surgeons out there who are willing to perform any procedure on any patient, reputable surgeons will take the time to find out which procedures a patient has already had performed and which surgeons have performed them. In cases where a reputable surgeon notices that a patient has had many procedures performed by different surgeons, he or she will normally refuse to perform any further surgery on them for health as well as aesthetic reasons.

Although a patient may feel that a surgeon is being ‘unfair’ when he or she refuses to perform a particular procedure on them, this is not the case. Surgeons who are honest and who are concerned about a patient’s health will always consider the long term effects before simply agreeing to perform any cosmetic procedures – especially when the end results are irreversible. Patients who need further information in this regard can schedule a consultation today.


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The office of Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel, Advanced Facial Aesthetics located in Boston, MA offers a variety of cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments including Botox, FFS, Rhinoplasty and many others. Call 617-566-3223 or email us at info@drspiegel.com Google+

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