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Back to School Plastic Surgery?

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Back to School Plastic Surgery?

Gathering school supplies and shopping for new clothes have always been ways to prepare for a new school year. But along with back-to-school trends in clothing, there’s a growing summertime trend for youth needing rhinoplasty, or a “nose job,” to get the surgery before summer vacation ends. And, rhinoplasty isn’t the only procedure happening during summertime months for youth in Lubbock. Plastic surgery of all kinds are on the rise for teens in Lubbock and across the country.

1. “Everyone Is Doing It”

Classic, right? Well, the statement rings true today as much as ever. Social media and reality television has made plastic surgery seem ubiquitous among teens. Teen magazines, like the September issue of Seventeen, show youth highlighting nose jobs and breast implants, and the social media attention on Kylie Jenner’s new lips are sure to cross a teen’s newsfeed. Five years ago, the playing field for teens to compete with each other in dress and appearance didn’t include plastic surgery, and now, even for youth in Lubbock, plastic surgery is as much of an option for preparing for the new school year as is a pair of new shoes.  

2. Are Teens “too young”?

This question invites quite a bit more subjectivity to the conversation. Parents help their youth determine if a surgery is right for them, but many doctors will also turn teens away if they’re looking to alter minor physical features that will also change as they age over the next few years. Doctors may also turn away youth who have unrealistic expectations or the lack of maturity to understand what they want and the process to achieve it. But many doctors are also very supportive of minor changes that can have a major impact on a teen’s confidence levels and self-worth.

3. Practical, Not Just Pretty

Many teens have a need for plastic surgery, like the correction of collapsed sinuses and a mangled nose after multiple soccer injuries. The privacy of the summer months allows youth to make these kinds of corrections in between school years and away from the scrutiny of judging teens. Because youth undergo so many developmental changes during this time of their lives, peers may not even realize the surgery occurred, while the teen may feel an increase of confidence and functionality.

For teens in Lubbock, plastic surgery is a serious consideration and should be treated with the respect and caution of any medical procedure. Youth interested in plastic surgery should talk with their parents and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Jane Rowley to assess their goals and expectations.

Growing in Popularity

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Growing in Popularity

In 2015, according to The American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), facelifts didn’t make the shortlist of the top five most popular cosmetic surgical procedures, but it did make this list of top five in 2016. ASPS reports a total of 131,106 facelifts in 2016. So why the popularity of this plastic surgery? Lubbock women see the benefits of a facelift, and here are some of the reasons behind the interest in this surgery:

  • Cost— This reason is one of the easiest to understand. It’s cheaper than ever before to get a facelift, making this surgery an option for budgets that couldn’t accommodate it in year’s past.
  • Living Longer— If you search the internet for “facelift”, you’ll find news stories about old cars, buildings, or interstate highways that are getting a facelift. We use the term facelift to communicate that something needs a new, updated look. It doesn’t necessarily have to mean a dramatic change in appearance, but could just be a return to your previous youth. As we live longer on this earth, we’re finding our youthful look slipping farther and farther away from us. Many people see the benefit of this plastic surgery, Lubbock women and men included, to get a new or updated look that matches how great they feel as they age.
  • New Technology— Improvements in tools and techniques have improved recovery for facelift procedures, making it faster and easier. Mini-facelifts have also provided for a less invasive option that can lift wrinkles and sagging skin, but require even less recovery than a traditional facelift.

For those interesting in a facelift or other plastic surgery procedures, Lubbock doctor Jane Rowley can guide you through the entire process. Give her office a call today!

The Psychology Behind Breast Implants

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The Psychology Behind Breast Implants

Plastic surgery is never just about how you look; often it’s about how you feel about how you look. That’s why it is so important to have healthy expectations about plastic surgery and what it can do for both how you look and how you feel about your body. Are you interested in getting breast implants? Or is there another person or another reason causing you to think you need implants? The best way to determine how you’ll feel about your surgery results is to identify your motivation for wanting the surgery.

Assess your motivation using the descriptions below and give our Lubbock office a call to schedule your no-obligation appointment for Dr. Jane Rowley’s assessment and advice.

Body Image

Women who experience asymmetry or under-development in their breasts seek breast implants to look, what they feel, is “normal.” Breast implants are meant to satisfy their own eye and not others’. These women enter our Lubbock office with a healthy sense of what plastic surgery can do for them, and they leave feeling satisfied with results, finding confidence in their own bodies. If you feel your motivation comes from wanting to make changes to your physical appearance for your own satisfaction, you may have a healthy set of expectations.

Self-Esteem

A woman who wants breast implants for her boyfriend, to save her marriage, or to impress or compete with a friend often at some point finds herself disappointed in the surgery. Using breast implants to help another person feel better about your body creates a false expectation of success. When breast implants don’t fill the gap between your ideal self and your real self, you will ultimately resent the implants. If this could be you, plastic surgery may not be right for you today. It could be good to counsel with a friend and find other ways to find peace in your situation, and then return to the thought of plastic surgery when you feel that your can make the decision for yourself with healthy expectations.

Dr. Jane Rowley is the leading breast augmentation surgeon in Lubbock. She spends the amount of time needed with each patient to ensure they have the results they are looking for. Schedule your no-obligation consultation today