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Dr. Morwood Affordable Plastic Surgery Blog

Published on April 3, 2020

Improving Your Appearance Through Plastic Surgery is Now Affordable

Everyone wants to look their best, it’s part of human nature.

It seems like at one time years ago, plastic surgery was considered to be so expensive and rather exotic that it was reserved only for Hollywood celebrities and famous actors and actresses. The average person might joke that they would have to get a home equity loan to be able to afford a facelift. The typical Mary on Main Street (never a typical “Joe”) was told she should learn to age gracefully and “normal people” did not get facelifts or plastic surgery, even if they could afford it.

That facelift was no doubt the so-called “complete facelift,” with long incisions, and involved attempting to surgically rejuvenate everything from the scalp, forehead and eyebrows to the lower neck and everything in between. There were no other options apart from this “complete front end alignment.”

Of course, back then people having a facelift would have to get parts of their lower scalp shaved, especially around the ears, and all surgery, including plastic surgery, was done at the hospital under general anesthesia. Patients would stay at the hospital for about a week and then be confined to recovering at home for another month.

To paraphrase what we used to say in Hollywood, “We’ve come a long way, baby!”

These days we have many non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments to offer to the average Mary (and to the average Joe) who want to improve their appearance and look their best. Treatments such as injectable fillers and Botox, peels and lasers, facials, and even surgical procedures with much smaller incisions such as mini-lifts, can accomplish a great deal.

Many procedures are offered in the office, under local anesthesia or with oral relaxation, and, of course, everyone goes home the same day. Even for the patient who chooses to have a procedure at the hospital or surgery center, most plastic surgery is done as an outpatient, and staying more than one night is rare. Most people, after about 3 days and 3 nights of resting at home, are up and about, slowly returning to their normal activities.

I tell my patients during consultation that modern plastic surgery is like the menu at their favorite restaurant — just have a small entree, or maybe an appetizer, or if you like, have only coffee and dessert, or if the time is right, go ahead and have the six-course meal with wine pairings! Do what is right for you at the right time in your life!

There are lots of ways to make improving your appearance affordable: shorter, more focused procedures, surgery through smaller incisions done as an outpatient, or having something like an injectable filler or Botox that can be done in the office or in our medspa.

If you are interested in any procedure to improve your appearance — large or small — I hope you will call my office here in Monterey at (831) 646-8661, or go to my website at DrMorwood.Com. We will have a table waiting for you with a great view!

Oh, and one more thing — I promise not to shave your head!

62 year old entertainer, Natural Neck Lift done in the office under local and with oral relaxation as an outpatient. Actual patient of Dr Morwood – unretouched photos

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