Do I Have Realistic Expectations From Plastic Surgery?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I'm not actually interested in any plastic surgery, but I was compelled to write a thank you to you for not trying to make anyone think breast augmentation will give you perfect breasts. Your work looks good, and I'm sure they look even more amazing in person, but it's nice that you're up front. I fully support anyone who wants to change their look, or enhance it. I'm a beautician myself. I just felt I should say thanks for being real. Thank you for your time.

A: Thank you for your kind comments. While plastic surgery can make some very significant improvements, I have yet to see a perfect result. Every result has some flaws and no patient should expect an imperfect problem to turn into a perfect result with surgery. I am sure in your own field every person you do is much better as a result of your work, and some even amazing, but perfection is always elusive. I try to communicate that in all of my work and it is comforting to know that someone else does appreciate that insight.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana