Ethnic Plastic Surgery in Atlanta
The term ‘ethnic” usually refers to people with common ancestry who share a distinctive culture, facial, and bodily features especially in Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery. In the United States, ethnic plastic surgery usually refers to cosmetic plastic surgery in African Americans or Blacks, Hispanics and Asians. The fact is, Caucasians, blacks, Hispanics, Asians alike belong to different ethnic group.
Beauty is really in the eye of the beholder! Caucasians, Hispanics, and Blacks (African American) have different definition of the ideal body. People of different ethnic group have different, unique facial features and bone structure, which greatly influence the outcome of procedures. A Plastic Surgeon should not apply a European “standard of beauty” to every patient. Most patients prefer to maintain their ethnic identity.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), more than 3.2 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures were performed on ethnic patients in 2010, an increase of 243 percent since 2000. Twenty-five percent of all cosmetic plastic surgery patients were Asian, Black, or Hispanic, surpassing the number of men who opted for procedures in 2010.
The most commonly requested surgical cosmetic procedures in Hispanic are nose reshaping, breast augmentation, and liposuction. The most commonly requested surgical procedures in African Americans are nose reshaping, breast reduction, and liposuction. The most commonly requested surgical procedures in Asians are nose reshaping, eyelid surgery, and breast augmentation In Atlanta, the most common area of concern for the “ethnic” patient are listed below.
Most women want curves, Hispanic and black women love curves. Some African-American women want liposuction not necessarily to get slimmer, but to enhance their curves. Black women prefer to keep fat and fullness in certain areas such as hips and buttocks. Dr. Okoro uses the latest techniques in minimally invasive micro tumescent liposuction to remove excess fat and transfer those fat cells to create the perfect body.
Hispanic and Black women tend to have larger breast. Many of these women seek Mastopexy (Breast Lift) and Breast Reduction. There are very few that want Breast Augmentation, instead many want fuller and perkier breasts.
Patients of darker skin, African Americans, Asians, and Hispanics are more susceptible to Keloids and hypertrophic scars. However, not all patients will experience abnormal scarring after surgery. Dr. Okoro, an African American Plastic Surgeon, is very conscious of scars and will placedincisions in strategically inconspicuous locations where scars will be less visible. He will actively manage your scars after surgery to make sure they heals well.
If you are looking for a Plastic surgeon who understand you body, Dr. Stanley Okoro is a board certified Plastic Surgeon who is very experience in all skin types.
To determine if you are a good candidate for surgery, Dr. Okoro will review your health history and perform an examination during your consultation. He will inquire about your concerns and goals, and he will review available techniques and limitations. Dr. Okoro is exceptionally qualified to present all your options to you during your consultation visit, and you will leave his office with a clear understanding of any proposed treatment plan.
To schedule your confidential consultation at our plastic surgery practice, please call 770-485-1554 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.