It may sound strange, but the last thing I try to achieve in cosmetic plastic surgery is perfection. As a Resident in training, we were taught, “The enemy of good is perfect.” What does that mean?
Nobody is symmetrical. One eye is bigger, one lower, nostrils are different, no woman has 2 breasts that are exactly alike. Interestingly, our brains are trained to not notice these details. I am constantly amazed when I point out tremendous differences to patients, they often had no idea.
All of your body parts have to be in harmony with each other in order to look natural. If you have an asymmetrical face with a perfect nose, it just looks wrong. Great plastic surgery never looks like surgery. It is the art of balancing the little things that make you unique, and enhancing them without losing your character.
I have been in my private practice at Yager Esthetics for 18 years, have performed well over 5000 cosmetic surgeries, and have yet to achieve perfection. I have, on the other hand, made over 99% of these people quite happy.
My advice is to always be you, but the best you you can be. Nobody’s perfect.