The Science Behind Beauty


When patients put their trust in me to enhance their beauty, I always tell them that the results are a combination of my skills and their healing abilities. There are many factors that contribute to the final result, and controlling the factors that we can influence is the key. This holds true in all aspects of healing, but is particularly evident in patients recovering from elective surgery. To accomplish this, I start with ensuring patients are at their upmost health prior to surgery. Smokers need to quit, sun worshipers need to refrain, and poor eaters need to focus on eating their fruits and vegetables and avoiding nutrient-poor foods. Over my nearly three decades in practice, I have seen firsthand the results that can be attributed to poor healing, and on the other side, have been able to better prepare my patients for optimum results by our best efforts to optimize their health.

Preparation begins four to six weeks prior to surgery, when excellent nutrition and hydration are paramount, not just to help with healing but for a lifetime of wellness. For those who are deficient in certain nutrients, we start them on vitamins and supplements. For facial procedures, we begin by performing facial skincare protocols, geared at stimulating the skin's collagen to improve circulation and elasticity. Our process includes a peel and exfoliation in the office followed by a four- to six-week home skincare regimen, consisting of our pre-op kit of cleanser, morning peel, and nighttime peptides to focus on optimizing the health of the skin. This will allow for the best healing and the least scarring. One week prior to surgery, my patients are treated to a head, neck, and shoulder massage, lymphatic treatment, and a hydrating four-layer facial at our spa.

This innovative approach to preparing the overall health and skin quality has proven to improve my patient outcomes, speed recovery time, and limit scarring after surgery. Our results have always been good, but now with the benefits of our knowledge we have incorporated the Science Behind Beauty to get an even better outcome.

So let science guide your lifestyle and lead to overall wellness. You’ll be glad you did.

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Buffalo Plastic Surgeon