Can Cosmetic Surgery Give You a More “Natural” Look?

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In the past, cosmetic surgery was associated with an obviously artificial appearance that hardly applies to the techniques of today. Breast implants once looked fake, high, and round, facelifts resulted in the infamous “wind tunnel” look, and nonsurgical procedures like BOTOX® lent their recipients a permanently surprised expression. Today, however, surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic advancements mean that some procedures may actually help patients look even more natural than they did before.

Breast Augmentation for Enhancing Mother Nature
Breast augmentation is often associated with a “bigger is better” mentality, but more often than not, patients are simply looking to improve their overall proportions. Some women are unsatisfied with small breasts and feel as if their figures are disproportionate as a result.

Breast augmentation can also help resolve congenital conditions that prevent natural breast growth. For instance, a cosmetic surgeon can improve tuberous breasts with implants, creating a more natural appearance in women who might otherwise go their entire lives struggling with the frustrations of abnormal breast development.

BOTOX® to Smooth Away Premature Wrinkles
Facial aging is a normal part of life, but everyone experiences the onset of signs of aging at a different time. For some, wrinkles can develop prematurely, creating an appearance of being tired, angry, or aged beyond their years. By using BOTOX® to relax the facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles, you can create a more refreshed appearance that more accurately reflects the way you feel.

Liposuction and/or Tummy Tuck to Treat Abdominal Paunch
A paunch in the belly can be notoriously difficult to get rid of with diet and exercise, because it’s often comprised of a different kind of fat that doesn’t always respond to a healthy lifestyle. Instead, a persistent gut is often made up of subcutaneous fat and baggy skin, neither of which will go away from working out and limiting your caloric intake.

By using liposuction to reduce fat deposits in your stomach, along with a tummy tuck to tighten the abdominal skin and repair the underlying muscles if needed, you can regain the fit-looking midsection you may have enjoyed prior to weight gain or pregnancy.

A Breast Lift to Restore Your Youthful Profile
As women age or undergo weight fluctuations, it’s normal to begin to experience some sagging (ptosis) in the breasts. Breast sagging is more common in women with moderate to generous breast volume, but even women with small breasts can develop ptosis. This can make your figure appear older, more deflated, or simply less feminine than the look you enjoyed at a younger age. For many women, a breast lift to restore a more youthful breast position is the best way to reclaim their curves after gravity tries to take over.

Rhinoplasty to Bring Out the Best in Your Facial Features
Rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a nose job, is a procedure designed to improve the shape or size of the nose. Since the nose is the most prominent and central facial feature, a nose that’s out of proportion with the rest of the face can detract from your other features and throw your facial appearance off-balance. Rhinoplasty is most frequently associated with making the nose smaller, but rhinoplasty can also enlarge the nose or simply alter its structure for a more pleasing shape. If you’ve always felt that your nose was unflattering to your appearance, nose surgery can help improve your facial contours for a look that feels more like you.

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Tampa General Surgeon