It seems like there’s an unfavorable news story about plastic surgery published almost every other day. Whether it’s a woman who’s undergone dozens of procedures trying to look like a Barbie doll, or a mother-daughter duo that schedules matching plastic surgeries so they can both look more like British model Katie Price, these are exactly the types of patients that give plastic surgery an unfair reputation. Let’s set the record straight.
Your Natural Beauty
Plastic surgery isn’t about dramatically changing your appearance, and certainly isn’t about altering your natural features so you look like someone else. Instead, well-performed cosmetic procedures should bring out the best in your face and body in a way that lets your inner self shine out that much more brightly.
But plain old reality doesn’t sell—unless it’s reality TV, which is still about as far from actual real life as you can get. What does sell is sensationalism, and that’s exactly what stories like those listed above deliver. Unfortunately, tabloid fodder does nothing to help reduce the stigma against plastic surgery.
The Importance of Realistic Expectations
The millions of perfectly normal plastic surgery procedures performed on perfectly normal people to bring out the best in their appearance are unspeakably dull as far as the media is concerned. And “dull” definitely does not sell papers—or rather, encourage social media shares. Yet, to the person receiving that uneventful, drama-free tummy tuck or breast augmentation, the results can feel like nothing short of miraculous.
The average plastic surgery patient has realistic expectations about what different procedures can accomplish, and opt for getting age-appropriate plastic surgery for the right reasons. If you’re approaching cosmetic surgery with the right attitude, you’re that much more likely to feel great about your results.
Dr. Glenn M Davis knows that not every patient has the same goals, and applies his years of experience and extensive education to create results that are personal and natural. Focusing mainly on facial plastic surgery procedures in the Raleigh, NC area, Dr. Davis also offers a selection of enhancements for the body and breasts, including abdominoplasty, liposuction, and combination breast lift and augmentation.
Dr. Davis received his medical doctorate from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, and trained in general surgery at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. After refining and focusing his surgical technique in a plastic surgery residency at the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine in Norfolk, VA, Dr. Davis developed his skills as Assistant Chief of Plastic Surgery at the National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Davis is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, is committed to utilizing the most up-to-date and successful techniques for each of his patients, and serves in leadership roles in multiple local and national plastic surgery organizations. A past president of 3 medical surgical organizations including the Raleigh Academy of Medicine, Dr. Davis has also chaired a number of committees for the American Society of Plastic surgeons, and continues to serve as Clinical Associate PRofessor of Plastic Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.