Each operation requires experience, the willingness to assume responsibility, patience, imagination and skill. The true ability of the surgeon is not demonstrated through over-dimensional surgical techniques, but in the strength of his personality and his ability to assess people.
The broad spectrum of dermatological surgical procedures includes interventions on the epidermis (skin), cutis (the skin’s connective tissue), subcutaneous tissue (the part of the skin with high fat content), including the structures it contains (hair, sweat glands, nerves), as well as the mucous membranes near the skin. Overlaps with other operative areas involving the skin such as oral and maxillofacial surgery, plastic surgery or ear, nose and throat surgery are inevitable.
Before you opt for a surgical procedure in our Clinic, you should read through the following information carefully.
Contrary to popular opinion, a single intervention cannot always meet all of a patient’s expectations. Due to the aging process or because people react differently to individual interventions, the procedure must sometimes be repeated, small corrections might be necessary, or additional interventions might be required to achieve the desired results. Your physician and you have to weigh your expectations against the actual possibilities and the financial implications. My goal is that patients look natural rather than like they have been treated. Aesthetic restoration means "as much as necessary and as little as possible". That is, I would rather undertake a treatment of 80% than 100% so that the altered region does not obtrude from the rest of the body and there is still a good possibility to achieve the desired result.
My main focus has always been to offer honest, transparent, and low-risk cosmetic surgery. Therefore, I have to tell you that, unfortunately, not everything is possible.
You need to be warned against both unrealistic expectations and complications like scarring, infections, thrombosis, embolism, and nerve damage, over which the aesthetic surgeon and medical practice in general have little influence.
We physicians are also dependent on information from industry regarding new therapeutic approaches and devices. We simply do not have the means to scientifically validate these innovations in our practice and the course of our daily work.
The fact is, there is hardly any long-term experience with these innovations, and so we initially have to assume that this information is correct. This, however, is the nature of medicine. We are still learning.