Surgical Procedures

Result Oriented Plastic Surgery

Everyone considering plastic surgery has a personal mental image of the result that they hope to achieve. It is crucial that the surgeon you chose understands your vision, and is willing and able to help you achieve your desired result as closely as possible. I call this practice “result oriented plastic surgery”.

Dark Circles Before and After

Every human face and body is unique and a successful plastic surgery result requires that your surgeon approach you as a person with unique anatomical characteristics and specific aesthetic goals in mind. While standard or “cookbook” surgical procedures may have a place in heart surgery or gallbladder surgery, the “one size fits all” approach does not work for eyelid surgery, face lift surgery, breast and body surgery. Your plastic surgeon needs to listen carefully to you in order to understand your personal aesthetic goals.

Plastic surgery is truly an art and a result oriented plastic surgeon must have the artistic sensibility, perceptual flexibility, and technical ability to create beauty and symmetry on the human form in the many diverse shapes and configurations in which it occurs.

I try very hard to practice result oriented plastic surgery, which means that I attempt to perform plastic surgical procedures with a shared mental image of your desired final result in mind and work very hard to achieve that image as closely as possible.

If I don’t feel I can achieve your expected result, I will advise you that your expectations are unrealistic or that I am unable to achieve the result you desire.

My goal is that your expectations become a reality. This requires good communication and honesty. You need to help me understand your goals and I need to communicate to you what I can and cannot achieve. It also requires skill, hard work, and yes, luck, the good fortune of good healing with no complications.

This has been my goal all of my professional life. I am not perfect and am not able to achieve every patient’s expected result all of the time. There are no guarantees when modifying biological structures-we all heal differently and complications can occur with any surgery.

However, if you and I decide to undertake a plastic surgery procedure, know that I will make every effort to help you achieve the result that you desire.

Dr Seckel

Concord, Massachusetts


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