Numerous candidates have plastic surgery procedures carried out in order to correct deformities. However, others opt for it because they want to enhance their overall appearance or they want to try and look like somebody else. This often leads to them having many more invasive procedures than what is necessary, which in turn can have severely negative results.

Have Plastic Surgery for the Right Reasons

Before having any form of enhancement surgery, it is important to ask yourself why you would like to have it performed. If you were born with a facial deformity or there is another reason that you genuinely feel self-conscious about your overall appearance, you will be able to benefit from having cosmetic surgery performed. However, if you want surgery so that you can look “exactly like your favorite movie star,” you may need to reconsider your decision. Your surgeon will schedule at least one appointment with you prior to performing any surgery so that he or she can determine what you hope to achieve from having it performed.

Start off Small or Non-Invasive Procedures

Many people see how others have changed their appearance after having numerous different procedures performed and they think that having the same procedures performed will satisfy them just as much. However, this is often not the case because no two people will be able to look exactly the same – regardless of whether the same procedures have been performed on both of them or not. This is why first-time patients should consider starting off by having a minor procedure performed, as they may find that they are just as happy with the end results. For example, if a patient would like to have a full facelift performed, he or she may want to consider a mini-facelift procedure instead.

Celebrities Who Hurt their Appearance with Cosmetic Surgery

Heidi Montag is well-known for having 10 plastic surgery procedures performed at once and she has been quite outspoken about her regrets in this regard, “I would love to not be ‘plastic girl’ or whatever they call me. Surgery ruined my career and my personal life and just brought a lot of negativity into my world. I wish I could jump into a time machine and take it all back.” Jennifer Gray had rhinoplasty performed and the end results were definitely not what she had envisioned. Her words were, “I went in the operating theater a celebrity – and came out anonymous. I’ll always be this once-famous actress nobody recognizes…because of a nose job.”

In many cases, a simple non-invasive procedure can be just as effective as a surgical procedure when it comes to enhancing a patient’s appearance. Patients will also experience less stress knowing that they will not have to live with their new looks forever if they are not happy with them for some reason. It is recommended that patients hire a surgeon based on reputation, as this will ensure the best possible end results.

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Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

With special expertise in all aspects of facial plastic surgery, and a particular skill for revision surgery, it’s clear why Dr. Spiegel is one of the most celebrated facial plastic surgeons in the world. If you are seeking the best possible results, or have a uniquely challenging problem, you’ve found the right doctor.

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Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir (pronounced “oh-near”) has years of experience in facial aesthetics and treats some of the most recognizable and famous faces. Dr. Onir started her career in oral health, earning doctorate degrees from both New York University and Boston University. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her cutting-edge medical research as well as her technical skills in dentistry.

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Dr. Jacob Tower

Dr. Jacob Tower

A board-certified specialist in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Jacob Tower brings a thoughtful approach and an artistic eye to New England’s premier plastic surgery practice, The Spiegel Center in Newton, Massachusetts. In addition to being an in-demand surgeon, Dr. Tower is an assistant professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, a sought-after lecturer, and an expert in facial plastic surgery.

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