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What Plastic Surgery is Really About for Our Patients

With A Warm, Caring Staff and Stunningly Natural Results,
Our Approach to Surgery is Anything but Plastic

The truth is that our patients are everyday working men and women, moms, dads, seniors, and even in the military. Usually, our patients come in to see us with very emotional stories, and in many cases, they are seeking improvement to their image in order to feel better. But the truth is that they are not vain; they are not looking to look like Barbie or Ken. They are looking for improvements that help them feel more confident about their physical appearance.

I’m not sure if it was the media, movies, or celebrities that brought on such a vain perception of plastic surgery, or maybe it’s just the name itself, but there is nothing plastic about our patients. They are real, genuine, strong, courageous, and amazing people who want to enhance their lives, and that is what CARE is all about.

Now let’s talk about some facts and learn more about what our patients are really about.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there were over 14.6 million cosmetic procedures performed in 2012. As one of the fastest-growing industries over the last decade, it is no surprise that the idea of plastic surgery is met with a mix of emotions from society. For years, a stigma has been placed over the plastic surgery community that, just because it is coined ‘cosmetic’ instead of essential, it is not something a patient has to undergo, but they choose to.

Here at CARE Plastic Surgery, we have met and helped countless patients and have seen a broad spectrum of reasons for coming into our care. This is why, today, we want to talk about what plastic surgery is really about for our patients.

Why Do People Seek Plastic Surgery

In a society so focused on the exterior self, we speak with patients every week who express a lack of confidence or insecurity about a part of their body that has followed them around their entire lives.

Take, for example, our patient, *M.G. After undergoing gastric bypass surgery nearly a decade before, M.G. was looking forward to her tummy tuck and breast augmentation procedures. She didn’t want to turn back the hands of time; she simply wanted to become a better version of herself. When it was complete, this is what she had to say:

To be able to say the word woman and truly feel like a woman brings tears to my eyes and a smile to my heart… I look in the mirror, even though I haven’t healed all the way from my tummy tuck and breast augmentation, and think, is that really me in that mirror? Yes, it is! Your skills have totally changed how I see myself physically and emotionally. I can even look people in the eye and not shy away. God made me a female, but now I look and feel like a woman.”

For M.G. and so many others like her, plastic surgery meant being able to show the world her inner beauty through a newfound confidence and appreciation of her body. For some of our patients, they’ve come to us after overcoming traumatic accidents, obstacles, or diseases that have left their bodies scarred and different from before. This is what plastic surgery was really about for our patient *S:

“As a woman, it is and was beyond my comprehension that I could look in a mirror and see no scars. To put a bikini on and feel confident, to put clothes on and look better than before surgery was beyond my expectations. To see my husband still look at me and not remember the surgery or drains is incredible. And to then become pregnant with no major health risks to myself or our child is truly a blessing.”

Whether a patient comes in for a Botox® injection or a Mommy Makeover, our team is confident in one thing; we are helping women and men find the confidence in themselves to face the world without insecurity, shame, or fear.

If you are considering either a non-invasive or surgical procedure, please give our team at CARE a call at 919-335-9298 to set up a consultation with Dr. Coan. 

Dr. Coan and our staff are well-known for being compassionate and trustworthy and taking our time with our patients, and that is exactly why we call our practice CARE…because we mean it.

CARE Plastic Surgery
Dr. Brian Coan & Staff

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