Q. Dear Dr. Perkins, I thought I was ready for plastic surgery, but the more I read, the more doubts I have. My friends think that I’m not quite ready for surgery. Should I wait to come in for a consultation until I am sure that I am ready?
A. Great question. Plastic surgery, whether you live in Santa Barbara, Palm Desert, Arizona or anywhere is a very personal choice and a life decision. It is best to make decisions based on options, so I suggest you come in for a consultation to address your specific concerns so they can be evaluated and a overall plan discussed with you. These days, there are so many non-surgical options that can be used to postpone the need for surgery that I like to talk to patients about too.
I perform cosmetic surgery in Santa Barbara, Ca, and I founded Evolutions Medical Spa Santa Barbara to offer the latest surgical alternatives, technology and innovative cosmetic surgery choices to women and men wanting to improve their personal appearance. There are a lot of options when it comes to enhancement – a consultation is a great way to help facilitate your cosmetic choices.
Keep posting questions and remember, the more you know, the better decisions you will make about plastic surgery.
Terry J. Perkins, M.D., is a specialist in facial cosmetic surgery, skin rejuvenation, and body contouring. He has been serving Santa Barbara and the Tri-Counties since 1978. Dr. Perkins is constantly looking for new ways to better serve his patients and has a long history of being on the cutting edge of aesthetic technology. He was the first specialist in the Santa Barbara-Ventura area to offer the liposuction surgical procedure as well as the first to make use of fat injection techniques for correcting body contour deficiencies. In 1999, Dr. Perkins was selected to be one of only 16 doctors in the United States to conduct a study leading to the FDA approval of Botox for cosmetic uses.