An oculofacial plastic surgeon is an ophthalmologist (medical doctor and eye surgeon) who has completed additional training in plastic surgery as it relates to the eyes and face. The word plastic is derived from a Greek word that means to mold or to give form. Plastic surgery is surgery that molds or reconstructs parts of the human body. Since such surgery can affect one's ability to see, oculofacial plastic surgeons are best qualified to perform these delicate surgeries.
About Aesthetic Surgery and Procedures
As with all forms of cosmetic plastic surgery and facial rejuvenation treatments, it is important to have a clear and realistic understanding of your motivation and goals for the procedure, and you need to discuss them honestly with your surgeon. While improving your appearance can’t solve all of the difficulties that you face in life, it may increase your self-confidence as you deal with them.
Preparing for Your Initial Consultation
In addition to developing a healthy understanding of your goals for aesthetic treatments, you can prepare for your consultation with Dr. Gonzalez in the following ways:
- Bring a photo of yourself from your late twenties to early thirties. Most people don't want to look “different.” Rather, they want to restore their appearance to an earlier point in their life that is in harmony with their inner age.
- Before your visit, look in the mirror and explore. Determine areas you would like to improve. This will help you better understand what areas you'd like to address so you can discuss them with Dr. Gonzalez
- If you have had prior aesthetic procedures (like Botox) try to get a copy of your treatment plan or write down how the treatment was performed. If you enjoyed the results this can give Dr. Gonzalez a starting point to enhance the original effect