In this video plastic surgeon Dr. Bryce Cowan explains the most common misconceptions that patients often have about procedures. As a patient, it’s important to understand the various risks, costs, the likely outcomes, and what you want from the procedure well to gain the most benefit. Your surgeon should be a partner in helping educate you so that you can make a decision that’s right for you.
Often patients misunderstand or aren’t aware of exactly what changes are taking place on their faces as part of the aging process, and which procedures address which problems. Fillers and fat grafts can help volume loss, but Botox is designed to address a different set of problems with wrinkles that are caused by muscle movement. Patients would do well to talk to a plastic surgeon or a cosmetic dermatologist and ask plenty of questions and understand the specifics of their concern, and what options there are to address them.