Considering Plastic Surgery? Q&A with Plano Face Doc
In 2010, I decided to get a rhinoplasty to make minor changes to my "Middle Eastern" nose. My overexcitement about the procedure influenced my decision to schedule the surgery with the first doctor I consulted with (despite many advising me to wait). That poor judgement and lack of research resulted in my nose becoming an insecurity of mine for almost 10 years. To keep others from making the same mistake, I sat down with Dr. Masoud Saman (PlanoFaceDoc) of Saman ENT & Plastic Surgery and discussed the importance of asking the right questions before going under the knife. Dr. Saman is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon & ENT. He is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and serves as the Medical Director of Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Medical City Plano. Truly one of the best in the Dallas-Fort Worth area!
1. Why is choosing the right doctor so important, and what questions should patients ask?
2. Three American females died in July during plastic surgery abroad - what advice do you have for women interested in traveling outside the country to undergo plastic surgery?
3. When should you go under the knife? There are many alternatives available today, such as the non-surgical rhinoplasty.
4. A recent study from Boston University reveals those who use filters on social media will use the filters to guide their plastic surgery decisions. What are your thoughts on that and how can this complicate the process for the surgeon?
5. What do most women come in for?
6. How do you know if you're taking plastic surgery too far?
7. Patients typically come in looking for suggestions on what they should change - what do you often find yourself telling them NOT to change?
8. What is the best way to tighten/lift jaw under the chin?