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Are Plastic Surgery Procedures Reversible?

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There are a number of plastic surgery procedures that Denver patients can decide to undergo to change or enhance their appearance. It’s important for patients to understand all of the risks and realities about the outcomes of surgical procedures before rushing into anything. While some plastic surgery procedures can be reversible or only deliver temporary results, reversing the effects can be painful, costly, or impossible. That is why the board-certified plastic surgeons at Boulder Plastic Surgery will discuss your expectations for your chosen surgical procedures, as well as the logistics of the surgical plan, recovery time, and expected outcome during your initial consultation.

Procedures That Require More Surgery

More invasive surgical procedures such as nose jobs, ear resculpting, as well as face, brow, and eyelid lifts are not necessarily reversible, but can be redone if you’re not happy with the results. However, since these are surgeries that require cutting and anesthesia, don’t expect a quick fix. Your doctor can make adjustments, but you won’t be able to simply “go back” to how you looked before. Hence, it is important that you consult with professionals first to know the plastic surgery procedures before you opt to have one.

Similarly, patients interested in breast augmentation can opt for implant replacement if they want to change the size of their current implant or simply want to remove them. It’s important to note that a breast lift may be necessary if implants are simply removed without replacing them, as the skin will be stretched and potentially saggy.

Procedures With Temporary Results

Probably the most “reversible” cosmetic procedures are minimally invasive injectables such as Botox, Juvederm, and Radiesse that only require a needle to smooth out facial lines and wrinkles. The good news if you don’t like the result is that these procedures are temporary, lasting anywhere from 3 to 18 months.

Facial implants can also be removed or adjusted, but it is a more invasive procedure that requires cutting and more recovery time.

Always discuss your expectations with your plastic surgeon before you choose any surgical procedure so you know what kind of results to expect. The doctors at Boulder Plastic Surgery will ensure you’re 100% satisfied with your results and give you an honest assessment about which surgery procedures will give you what you need.

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