Plastic Surgery: A Change To Your Identity?
There’s a common trope in soap operas and movies, the person who has completely changed their identity through the use of plastic surgery. This has left many people wondering whether this bit of Hollywood Magic is actually possible, or if it’s all just part of the lucrative world of cinema fantasy. We’re going to take a moment to address this question and explain what is, and isn’t, possible with plastic surgery.
If there is a feature that is more recognizable than the face, we’d be hard-pressed to tell you what it was. Asking a plastic surgeon to completely erase all vestiges of who a person is through this practice is a daunting task that borders on the impossible. In order to do this, you’d have to successfully change every aspect of a person’s face to such a degree as to render it unrecognizable.
Rhinoplasties can do a lot for a person’s nose, changing a large or even misshapen nose into one that is shapely and slender by reducing its size and width. The scars that occur as part of the procedure are cleverly hidden so as to be unable to be found following the procedure.
Chins are another thing that plastic surgery can alter. If you have a particularly prominent chin, then your surgeon can reduce it. If you have no chin at all, then there are implants that exist to enhance it. Even minor changes in this area can have dramatic effects on a person’s overall appearance.
The cheeks can be altered as well. Chubby cheeks can undergo a reduction, those without dimples can have them added, and thin cheeks can be plumped up, which can make a distinct change to someone’s features. The lips are another feature of the face that can easily be changed with a few procedures, some permanent, some temporary.
With all these options of changing our appearance, it is theoretically possible to change your appearance so much that those who don’t know you well wouldn’t be able to recognize you. That being said, it would require an immense amount of surgery to actually completely change your face. But with surgery to change your ears, eyebrows, cheeks, lips, nose, dimples, and more it is within the realm of possibility.
For the most part, however, these kinds of procedures are best kept to the realm of movies and cinema rather than reality. That being said, there’s a lot that can be done to enhance problem areas and make you feel great about your new look.
If you’ve got questions about plastic surgery and what can be done to change or eliminate some of the imperfections that bother you, give Dr. Amber Allen a call at Allen Aesthetic Surgery. With her expertise and artistry, she’s been serving the Raleigh, NC community for all their cosmetic surgery needs. It doesn’t take a full alteration of your face to make a positive impact on your appearance.