Expectations within the plastic surgery world can make the difference between someone who is a candidate for surgery and someone who is not. Plastic surgery–while it can achieve amazing outcomes–is not one size fits all. One result may not be possible in every patient based on varying anatomy. Expectations become heightened when it comes to facial plastic surgery since the face makes up much of our identity. Here’s what to know about managing facial plastic surgery expectations.

Today, Photoshopped images and Snapchat filters often distort the expectations of patients seeking facial plastic surgery. The majority of facial plastic surgery treats the signs of aging. While there are procedures that treat other cosmetic concerns (such as rhinoplasty), some things are simply not safe or possible. Besides, while it may be technically possible to perform procedures to completely alter facial appearance, this risks unhappiness on a much larger scale.

Secondly, some patients are not good candidates for facial plastic surgery due to health conditions. Normally, as long as the condition is well treated and does not cause major complications to your immune system, patients can often still undergo the procedure. However, many factors come into play here and patients may need to obtain clearances to undergo surgery.

Overall, go into your facial plastic surgery consultation well researched. Dr. Santos will examine you and determine if you are a good candidate as well as explain what results you may expect. To schedule a consultation, call us at 206-430-1035. You can also reach out online via Price Simulator®, chat, or contact form.