Why it is Important for Patients and Plastic Surgeons to Understand Ethnic Plastic Surgery
When it comes to diversity in beauty, plastic surgery has come a long way. New trends and techniques have been developed that to allow people of various races to have options. According to statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) 25% of all cosmetic procedures performed last year were on ethnic minority races.
Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ashkan Ghavami explains why plastic surgeons and patients need to understand the concept of ethnic plastic surgery. “As long as a patient’s expectations are realistic and their intention is not to purposely change their ethnicity or erase aspects of it, I see them as a candidate,” he explains. “I recognize the importance of providing natural results in plastic surgery procedures for all ethnicities as well as teaching the techniques of how to avoid making patients look artificial or not their race.”
Dr. Ghavami notes that techniques are very different in certain ethnicities, so it is important for plastic surgeons to understand anatomy variances.
“Diversity is the key to human life and I believe that ASAPS has been one of the leaders worldwide that everyone comes to and think about when they think of the gold standard in aesthetic teaching,” notes Dr. Ghavami.
“As a society we uphold that standard and continue to improve it, diversifying it and understanding the worldwide trends to ensure that we are leaders in educating both patients and surgeons about ethnic plastic surgery trends as we move forward.”
Maintaining an ethnic identity is important for patients who are seeking plastic surgery to enhance their look.
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