Twenty years ago, plastic surgery was a deep, dark secret. Today? Not so much. People talk about their surgeries on social media, proudly unveiling their new look. What has changed? The way society looks at plastic surgery in general has transformed over the past few years. If you’ve been wanting a little nip and tuck, don’t be embarrassed; everyone’s doing it. In a recent Time magazine article, the author states, “Not having work done is now the new shame.”
Many things have changed in plastic surgery over the last couple of decades. Dr. Hunstad and Dr. Kortesis have seen many of these changes themselves over the course of their careers. They love that surgery is now something for everyone, not just Hollywood celebrities. Minimally-invasive procedures make plastic surgery and cosmetic improvement more accessible than ever. You don’t need weeks of recovery for a little enhancement. A great example is CoolSculpting, a revolutionary way to cut fat without surgery or downtime (it’s completely non-invasive). Payment plans are another innovation that have made plastic surgery available to the masses and not just the very wealthy. We offer three different types of financing options.
Today’s plastic surgery is natural-looking, not fake and overdone like the cosmetic procedures of the past. You may think that a facelift is always noticeable, but it isn’t. If you can tell, it isn’t a good facelift. When done properly, cosmetic procedures like facelifts, breast augmentation, rhinoplasties, etc… should look natural. You’ll look different, but still real. This gives patients the opportunity to tell if they want to keep the procedure quiet. It’s up to you!
The Power of Social Media
Social media has played a big role in the normalization of plastic surgery. The Time magazine article discusses women sharing their surgeries and checking in during appointments on Facebook. This makes plastic surgery something to share, not a secret. While some procedures are brag-worthy (like breast augmentation), some are still a little more closely guarded. Anti-aging procedures are often kept a little quieter than other types of treatment.
We love using social media to connect with our patients. These powerful tools make it easier than ever to share information about procedures, to educate potential patients, and to interact online. Check out our Facebook page and connect with us outside of our offices as well.
What Do You Want?
Plastic surgery unlocks the door to achieving your aesthetic goals. What does your dream body look like? How can we help? Plastic surgery is no longer something to hide. Embrace it! Call us today and schedule your appointment at the Hunstad Kortesis Bharti Plastic Surgery + MedSpa.