Did you know holistic plastic surgery is now a thing? Some clinics around the country are now bundling acupuncture, aromatherapy, herbal supplements and massage with their facelifts and BOTOX injections. This of course, is not a bad thing.
At Lieberman & Parikh, we see holistic plastic surgery as essentially a buzzword for the mission of the practice which is simply to help people. Holistic plastic surgery is a framework for treating the whole patient, not the symptoms or a specific aesthetic concerns, but finding the root cause and working outwards.
Inner beauty is far more important than any exterior aesthetic change we can make with knives or needles. Surgery and nonsurgical facial treatments are simply avenues for helping patients improve their self-confidence and general sense of well-being.
Ultimately, patients come to Drs. Lieberman & Parikh to reverse the signs of facial aging, but aging is a complicated process that intersects with many of life’s choices. If a patient is concerned about fine lines and wrinkles, but they spend a lot of the time in the sun without sunscreen, the first step to educated them on the effects of sun-damage.
Sending a patient to a nutritionist before performing liposuction or sending a person who shows signs of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) to a psychotherapist are not only helpful but essential steps in a treatment plan.
Many patients don’t fully understand that slowing down the aging process is so much more than surgery or injections – it involves everything from looking at diet, to time staring at a computer screen, to the amount and frequency of exercise.
A lot of what our practitioners do is educate patients on lifestyle decisions they can make to achieve their aesthetic goals. So if taking care of the whole patient is holistic medicine, we practice holistic plastic surgery.
To learn more about the services offered at Lieberman & Parikh, please email or give us a call at (650) 327-3223