May 14th, 2012 Miguel A. Delgado Jr, MD
There have been wonderful advances in cosmetic plastic surgery through the years, and for most people the benefits are very rewarding. Sonoma patients notice the boost in self confidence and self esteem saying it can be life changing.
Consider the young patient who has ears that stick out or a large nose, or the young boy who has developed male breasts (gynecomastia) at puberty. Teasing is cruel and can have long term harmful effects. For the wise parent who seeks an evaluation from a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, their child may be able to have corrective surgery ending the torment.
Then consider the woman who has had children and is left with droopy skin in the stomach and breasts. Even with all the rewards of motherhood, most women are frustrated with the changes their body has gone through. For her the “mommy makeover” can make a dramatic difference as to how she feels about herself, which is not only a benefit to her but her family as well.
For the aging patient who is trying to compete in the workforce, a facelift can make a dramatic difference. Not only does the patient look better, the boost in self esteem may give the patient the extra confidence needed to land that new job.
San Francisco Bay Area women claim breast reduction surgery is one of the most rewarding procedures, not really considered cosmetic surgery but an elective procedure. Sometimes insurance will cover most of the cost if certain criteria are met.