Elective cosmetic procedures are a great way to permanently improve a person’s looks and self-esteem, but what happens when surgery creates the opposite effect? Following facial plastics, one may feel his or her face has been overcorrected. When excessive amounts of tissue are removed, or the face has been sculpted with unnatural curvature, patients may regret going under the knife. If prospective patients are informed of all details related to facial plastic surgery, they can enjoy great results as well as a good experience.

Do Some Research

While the consultation is the initial doctor-patient appointment and is designed to cover potential procedures for the patient, it may be more interactive if one has explored some of these options prior to the visit. There are many ways to improve facial aesthetics, and facial plastic surgeons are able to contour the face using various methods, both surgical and non-surgical. Anti-aging procedures may include facelift and necklift surgeries, or laser skin-resurfacing treatments. Dermal injections also plump the skin to restore the look of youth and vitality. Patients can view Dr. Batniji’s website to research procedures the doctor offers, as well as other sources such as the AAFPRS (American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery), ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons), or RealSelf web pages.

Some procedures that were once considered reliable may have fallen out of vogue since they fail to produce satisfactory or realistic results according to today’s standards. Synthetic nasal implants, including those made of silicone and Gore-Tex materials, can shift within the nose and show obvious signs of surgical intervention. Certain methods for injecting the lips also prove less aesthetically pleasing than others. Although Dr. Batniji understands these outdated procedures and methods, it is helpful if patients understand why they should no longer be requested.

Know What You Would Like to Change

While patients may not be familiar with the various ways facial changes can be made, they should be able to articulate what it is they would like to alter. The most common way to communicate effectively during a consultation is to explain to Dr. Batniji what results you hope to see. Even simple explanations, such as the desire to minimize the nose or enlarge the chin, can aid the doctor in understanding an individual’s concerns.

When a person dislikes certain aspects of his or her face but does not have specific ideas for improvements, the doctor may naturally create changes he sees fit. Aesthetic ideals differ from patient to patient, with some only seeking minimal changes. A lack of communication can lead to various surgical alterations that may be unwanted by the client. Dr. Batniji promises productive conversations with patients by offering them the option to submit photos along with the Contact Us  form, which explains all aspects of each procedure and includes a wide array of patient before-and-after photographs on his website.

Learn About Your Surgeon

Choosing a surgeon for an operation is a very important decision regardless of whether or not the procedure is elective. When determining who best suits a patient’s needs, there are a number of things to consider:

  • Does the doctor specialize in facial plastic surgery?
  • Is he or she board-certified?
  • How do other patients feel about the doctor’s work?
  • Are there photographs of patients’ results?
  • Does the surgeon have a lot of experience in the procedure you are interested in?
    • How many does he or she perform on a monthly basis?
    • Does the surgeon favor a conservative approach with natural results over a dramatic transformation?

About the Doctor – Rami K. Batniji, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Batniji is double board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. Not only has the doctor centered much of his training on facial anatomy, he also focuses his practice to this area of the body, which is uncommon in the Newport Beach, California, area. He specializes in modern techniques and uses state-of-the-art surgical equipment.

Dr. Batniji  has a solid patient base with many long-term clients. Patients travel from all over the world to see the doctor and to benefit from his aesthetic touch. Potential patients can view patient reviews on the RealSelf website, which is a cosmetic procedure community designed to bring people together.

Call the doctor’s Southern California office at (310) 467-2180 to schedule a doctor-patient consultation.