FOLSOM, CA, December 10, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Commenting on software-simulated images that show the damage smoking can do to a person's appearance, Dr. David Kaufman says an unhealthy lifestyle can have a variety of far-reaching effects. He notes that smoking, drinking and poor eating habits can negatively influence not only one's appearance but also the recovery from cosmetic procedures such as breast augmentation in Sacramento
"There's no question that an unhealthy lifestyle can change a person's appearance," Dr. Kaufman says. "The software-generated images show how a person would look after 10 years of smoking, drinking and eating relatively unhealthy foods. When compared to images of the same person without those unhealthy choices, it's clear that smoking can drastically affect how a person looks."
Dr. Christa Clark, who works with Dr. Kaufman at Kaufman & Clark Plastic Surgery, says cosmetic surgery can only partially restore damage caused by an unhealthy lifestyle. She says patients who come in for consultations need to have realistic expectations.
"Whether I'm asking questions concerning a patient's general lifestyle and health history or explaining the difference between silicone and saline breast implants in Sacramento
, consultations provide the ideal environment for me to get to know a patient," Dr. Clark says. "Sometimes, patients visit us with unrealistic goals for their cosmetic procedures. Although advances in technology have made treatments more effective, there is no solution that can completely erase the effects of an unhealthy lifestyle."
Dr. Kaufman explains that smoking, drinking and poor eating habits also affect the recovery process after cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery. Although a person's lifestyle will have varying effects on recovery from procedures such as BOTOX Cosmetic or surgery such as a breast lift in Sacramento
, Dr. Kaufman recommends quitting smoking 2 to 4 weeks prior to any surgical procedure to ensure a more comfortable recovery.
"My goal is to deliver safe and effective results that help people reach a natural look," Dr. Kaufman says. "It's shocking how dramatically an unhealthy lifestyle can change a person's appearance, and I hope this information helps our patients make positive choices to improve their lives."
Dr. David Kaufman and Dr. Christa Clark (www.breastsmadebeautiful.com
) are board-certified plastic surgeons in Sacramento who specialize in breast augmentation, post-bariatric body contouring and other advanced plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Kaufman served as a U.S. Navy SEAL before earning his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Clark earned her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. Both Dr. Kaufman and Dr. Clark trained extensively with residencies in general surgery and plastic surgery at Stanford University.