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.”
Costs of Cosmetic Surgery
At Natural Image OC in the Orange County area, 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.