Plastic surgery patients’ use of social media filter comparisons highlight importance of realistic expectations about procedures, says Dr. Michael A. Jazayeri

The Orange County plastic surgeon comments on a recent article that patients should be sure that they are getting surgery to resemble the best version of themselves and not someone else entirely.

A June 23 article on InStyle reports on a new trend plastic surgery clinics are seeing among their younger patients in particular. Rather than bringing photos of celebrities to plastic surgery consultations as people have been doing since the dawn of modern plastic surgery, Millennial and Gen-Z patients are bringing altered pictures of themselves to show what they are hoping to achieve.

The article includes observations that this has sometimes created a disconnect between patients’ plastic surgery goals and what’s possible. Board-certified Orange County plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Jazayeri says that it can be helpful for patients to bring in altered photos of themselves, noting that they are definitely preferable to photos of celebrities who may have very little physically in common with an individual, but patients should still be careful to maintain realistic expectations when it comes to what plastic surgery can do for them.

Dr. Jazayeri says that edited photos of a patient are significantly superior to celebrity photos because plastic surgery is about flattering a specific individual. It’s often problematic, for example, when a patient interested in rhinoplasty mentions the nose of a particular celebrity because what might be beautiful on one person’s face could be highly unflattering on someone else’s.

He says altered photos can give plastic surgeons a much better and more realistic idea of what the patient is looking for. From there, consultations can help the surgeon to determine if the aesthetic changes are possible and if not, how to best achieve results that make the patient happy. The doctor says that prospective patients should understand that, just because a physical feature is changeable in an app does not mean those same changes can be easily achieved with plastic surgery. As such, it’s exceedingly important for patients to maintain realistic expectations, he adds. He notes that a good plastic surgeon will explain to patients exactly what is possible in their case so they will have a clear understanding of what to expect once they have recovered from their procedure.

Dr. Jazayeri says on that note, it’s important that patients seek out plastic surgery for themselves and not to conform to an idea of what might please other people. Conversely, they should also not listen to naysayers who might be quick to condemn or mock plastic surgery patients. While everyone has opinions about plastic surgeries, Dr. Jazayeri says that the only opinion that matters belongs to the person who is considering a procedure.

Readers can learn more about the services of Dr. Jazayeri by visiting his website or calling his office at (714) 242-5908. The doctor sees patients from throughout Orange County and all of Southern California. He operates two offices, one in Newport Beach and another in Santa Ana. Come into the beautiful world of Dr. Jazayeri.

Male Cosmetic Procedure Increase During Pandemic Emphasizes Benefits of Plastic Surgery for All Genders, says Dr. Michael A. Jazayeri

A January 13 article on Ask Men reports on the sudden increase in male cosmetic procedures, at least partially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The article cites the shift to more time spent at home as one of the primary reasons, noting men of all demographics have been able to research treatments they’ve always heard about but didn’t have the privacy or time to find out more. With an increase in video conference calls, the article notes that more men have become aware of their appearances, especially facial signs of aging like wrinkles and sagging skin. Orange County board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Jazayeri says that no one should feel embarrassed about wanting to boost their self-confidence by improving their looks and there’s no better time than the present to undergo plastic surgery and other cosmetic treatments, regardless of the patient’s gender or background.

Whether people like to admit it or not, attractiveness and the appearance of youthfulness can have a significant influence on an individual’s life, both professionally and personally. How a person looks could impact whether or not they are given a second job interview, a promotion, as well as a first date. He notes that non-invasive treatments such as dermal fillers or injections can provide individuals with the confidence boost they need in their careers and social lives.

Dr. Michael Jazayeri

The Southern California-based plastic surgeon says that many cosmetic procedures are typically quick and can be done as quickly as during a lunch break, with little to no downtime required for recovery. Dr. Jazayeri says that for more substantial procedures, such as a rhinoplasty or liposuction, patients often spend around two weeks at home recovering. He adds that the good news is that since many professionals are still working from home due to lockdown orders, individuals no longer need to take a great deal of extra time off work following their procedures.

Dr. Jazayeri notes that it’s crucial for all interested candidates to thoroughly research their clinic and plastic surgeon options before making a final decision. He says that the key factor to look for is that they seek out board-certified plastic surgeons. In addition to vetting the plastic surgeon’s credentials and patient reviews, Dr. Jazayeri says it’s also a good idea for individuals to examine any available before-and-after procedure photos.