There has been a growing demand for plastic surgery for ethnic patients. There are so many things that can be attributed to this increasing demand. The increase in plastic surgery coverage in media is the main reasons for the increase. Improved technology and advances in the field of plastic surgery are also among the reasons that have led to the increase in popularity of plastic surgery among ethnic patients. Just like their counterparts, ethnic patients want plastic surgery to reduce the physical impact of aging, to tone and tighten their bodies and to improve their overall esthetic.
The plastic surgery industry has embraced this demand by coming up with techniques that provide the ethnic community with the enhancements they need while preserving their ethnic features. Experienced plastic surgeons know exactly what to do when dealing with ethnic patients to give them the enhancements they need in the best way possible. The surgeons know that every face has a unique bone structure and that is why it is important to apply different forms of treatment to preserve a natural look. The European standard of beauty is not applied when dealing with ethnic patients.
Risks and complications associated with plastic surgery for ethnic patients
When compared to the other patients, there are two risk factors that are associated with ethnic patients. The two risks are;
1. Pigmentation issues: Ethnic patients are at more risk of developing hyperpigmentation (the darkening of the skin) or hypopigmentation (the lightening of the skin) when they undergo plastic surgery. This is because of exfoliation, laser based treatment and chemical spills that may occur during the surgeries. However, the skin is usually tested before the procedure to determine each individual patient’s risk level.
2. Scarring: Ethnic patients who have a darker skin have increased chances of developing hypertrophic or Keloids scars after the surgery. These types of scars manifest themselves as thick raised tissues around the area where there was the incision line. These marks can be noticeable even from a distance. Skilled plastic surgeons know how to minimize scarring by using less invasive techniques and by placing the incisions in areas that are less visible.
How to choose the best plastic surgeon
You should keep in mind the fact that not all surgeons have the experience of dealing with ethnic patients. That is why you should carefully analyze a given plastic surgeon before deciding to pick him/her as your surgeon when you are an ethnic patient. Here are the things that you should do if you want the best plastic surgery for ethnic patients;
1. Check the reputation of the surgeon
Take your time to check the reputation of a surgeon. A reputable surgeon is the one who has built a good a name by providing quality services to ethnic patients. Remember, a good name is only built through the provision of quality services. There is no way that a surgeon can have a good reputation if he does not provide quality services to patients. Keep away from any surgeon that has a bad reputation. Read reviews from other ethic patients who sought the services of a given surgeon to know their experiences. You should raise a red flag when you come across so many negative reviews.
2. Check previous work done
Before you settle for a given surgeon, you should take a look at the previous work done by the surgeon. This will give you a clear picture of what to expect when you decide to choose the surgeon. This will not be something that is hard to do. This is because most surgeons keep pictures of what they did before. Take a close look at the before and after pictures. Look at the pictures from people who had the same procedure that you want. If you like what you see, you should consider seeking the services of the surgeon.
3. Only go for an experienced surgeon
An experienced surgeon is one who has provided his/he services to many satisfied patients before. You should check if the surgeon that you intend to go to has dealt with many ethnic patients before. A surgeon with more experience is likely to give you better services than one who has less experience. Check the number of years that a particular surgeon has practiced before choosing him/her.