About Cosmetic Surgery
Most of us choose cosmetic procedures because we simply want to look better. It’s a perfectly natural choice and more and more people are deciding they deserve to invest in their appearance.
Looking better = Feeling better = Better quality of life. Plus, it’s something you get to enjoy every day for a long long time!
Cosmetic procedures range from simple to fairly complex and the selection of a single of combination of procedures are based on what you need to achieve the look you want.
Where to start on your potential journey to the “new you”?
First, do your homework. The internet is a great place to educate yourself. Understanding what specific procedures can accomplish, learning what kind of doctor is qualified to perform them, and viewing some photographic representations will give you the most realistic expectations. Wild promises are generally just that, so be sure you steer clear of cookie cutter operations that promise incredible results that sound “too good to be true”.
At Natural Image OC Dr. Sikorski specializes in 1.) facial soft tissue cosmetic surgery and 2) body contouring with liposuction. Surgical rhinoplasty, tummy tucks, breast augmentation or invasive full body lifts are procedures she’s chosen not to offer because, “Any surgeon who says he or she is a specialist in everything is probably overstating. Most surgeons discover what they’re best at early in their careers and develop that potential. For me it’s facial surgery and lipo-contouring. When patients are interested in other procedures, I refer to specific rhinoplasty surgeons, augmentation surgeons or others who I know are capable of doing the best work.”
What cosmetic surgeries are available at Natural Image OC?
ActiveLift for early aging and beginning facial sagging. The ActiveLift is Dr. Sikorski’s trademarked mini-lift that uses short incisions along with permanent internal lifting sutures.
Standard SMAS Facelift
Standard SMAS Facelift for moderate to more advanced facial aging with visible jowling, a dropped neck and generalized sagging.
Jowl Lift for those experiencing isolated jowly prominence and sagging in this area. If you have a firm facial structure with normal neck contours, this may be an option instead of normal face lift surgery.
Neck Lift for the dreaded laxity that is often the most tell-tale sign of aging. Often combined with liposuction to achieve a firm contour. A favorite surgery for men who want to restore a more chiseled masculine profile. There are variations of the necklift that may or may not include internal permanent sutures that tighten the platysma muscles.
Browlift for raising the entire frontal brow area – opening up the face and permanently removing frown lines.
Costs of Cosmetic Surgery
At Natural Image OC we maintain a top-level integrated, AAAHC accredited outpatient surgery center. This helps reduce the costs of cosmetic surgery because we are not tied to the additional costs of a satellite surgical center, nor do any “overtime” costs that can accrue from extra surgery time or anesthesiologist fees. In the end, this can save up to 25% over what many surgeries might cost elsewhere.
Your consultation assessment is with Dr. Sikorski, not an impersonal or commissioned sales person. Fees and procedure preparations are discussed with our patient coordinator, who will detail the surgical experience with you. We look forward to meeting with you and helping you find the simplest solution to achieve the goals you desire.