Fast plastic surgery seems to be a new fad I see popping up all over the internet and on television segments about breast augmentation and liposuction.
In Beverly Hills where I practice, there are a multitude of plastic surgeons that advertise fast operations.
These ads discuss the SPEED of the operation as opposed to the result!
Not sure why anyone would want and operation to be fast if the result is not the best.
The key to success with your plastic surgery operation is communication of your desires and understanding what is possible and what is not possible.
Fast plastic surgery to me seems to be a silly concept.
Why is a quick operation important?
Is it better to have an A+ result in one hour and fifteen minutes, or a B- result in 30 minutes?
Once again, everyone has their own vision of beauty and everyone has their own level of priorities that cause them to make certain choices.
Which would you chose: A nose job done in 45 minutes that look terrible at one year, or a nose job that takes 2 hours and 30 minutes that looks great the whole way out including 7 years after surgery?
These are one year results of a primary rhinoplasty that took 2.5 hours.
And here she is 8 years later:
So speedy surgery does not mean better results in my opinion.
I believe that efficient surgery is important, but I would not trade the result I achieved over TIME for the patient in this article.
She came back to me for a scar revision on her back which was made elsewhere.
I took the opportunity to grab a few post ops!
The best way to tell if a plastic surgeon is right for you is to look at the before and after photographs.
In general, the style of changes that you see in those pictures is the style of change you will achieve with an operation.
Jay Calvert, MD FACS
Beverly Hills, California