“There’s an app for that” has now extended to plastic surgery consultations. Apps offering people the ability to upload their pictures and make adjustments to their appearance are available to try out. Before you get excited, please know that we don’t recommend them. Here’s why.
False Impressions Lead to Disappointment
Our Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York team does not recommend plastic surgery consultation apps because they do not accurately depict results. This can lead to users setting their hopes much higher than they should, which could end up disappointing them when they come in for a consultation or after a procedure.
We never like telling patients we may not be able to perform a procedure because it’s either impossible or risky. However, we must take the stand of putting the patient’s health and well being first. It crushes us when patients come in believing they can look a certain way because of an app, only to find out that reality isn’t going to match their dreams.
When to Use the App
While we don’t recommend using the apps available as a consultation tool (this applies to the face), we don’t mind people using them for entertainment purposes. It can be fun to change your appearance on a screen. You can be as conservative or drastic as you want. As long as you know what you’re looking at may not be easily acquired, there’s no harm in playing with it.
When You Want a Real Consultation
We love apps, but we prefer face-to-face contact. We enjoy spending time with patients to learn all about what their aesthetic goals are. It’s what makes our work fulfilling and rewarding, especially when we know how much they want to change their appearance.
This is why we offer free consultations to new patients. We have offices in Manhattan and Commack, Long Island to make it convenient for most people in the area to seek our plastic and cosmetic surgery services. Our consultations are scheduled Monday through Friday during the days and evenings. We also have Saturday hours available.
While we know it can be easy to fall for the glitz of an appearance-changing app, we hope our two locations and flexibility in scheduling will be enough to show you we can be just as convenient for you.
What’s even better is that you’ll receive expert advice and know whether you’ll be able to get what you really want from plastic or cosmetic surgery.
We look forward to meeting you soon!