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Guide to Cosmetic Surgery

Everyone wants to be beautiful. If they are already beautiful, they want to become more beautiful. Increasing demand for perfect beauty and the advancement of technology in medicine had given birth to cosmetic surgery.

Cosmetic surgery is a surgical method which enhances your physical appearance. It can be done either to correct your appearance which has undergone damage after an accident, or to simply enhance your facial and physical features, which tend to deteriorate with age.

Who uses cosmetic surgery?

Just about anyone who wants to improve his/her look goes for cosmetic surgery. It is not limited to women—many of men also opt for cosmetic surgery. It can be a painful and an expensive procedure, but doesn’t have to be. It is not covered under your insurance policy unless it is reconstructive for medical reasons, which could be why cosmetic surgery is considered to be the domain of the rich and famous.

Where can I get it done?

Check your local listings or ask your family physician for links to a good and reputed plastic or cosmetic surgeon. Always make sure that the surgeon is certified by either the American Board of Plastic Surgery, or the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.

What do I need to go through?

Everyone is scared of surgery. More so if it is done on your face area. Ask the doctor about the pros and cons involved in the procedure. Ask them about their experience in the field. Every cosmetic surgery may have certain risks involved. It is always good to be clear about the entire procedure before you start.

Ask the doctor how long you need to be away from work, will it be painful, and about the best and worst case scenarios post cosmetic surgery. They may have an album displaying pictures of previous patients if they have given them permission to use it. Check the before and after pictures to give you a brief idea about how you may look post cosmetic surgery.

What it does not do?

Remember, getting a facelift or a nose job done does not change the person within you. You are still the same person from inside.


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Athré Facial Plastics offers a wide range of facial plastic surgery options and non-surgical cosmetic and skincare treatments. Find the right one for you by contacting our office at (281) 557-3223 or by clicking the button below to request a virtual consultation.

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Dr. Athré is one of the few cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons in Houston who is a double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, certified in Otolaryngology, Head/Neck Surgery, and Facial Plastic Surgery.

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