Understanding Cosmetic Procedures With Dr. Nitin J. Engineer

Cosmetic surgery has been on the rise in recent years. Even with the high demand for these procedures, some people do not entirely know what to expect. Dr. Nitin J. Engineer, an award-winning plastic surgeon, helps us better understand some of these procedures.

Dr. Engineer is an accredited fellowship-trained plastic surgeon specializing in face, nose, breast, body, and hand surgery empowering and educating patients about the vast array of plastic surgical procedures. He is the founder, CEO, and principal surgeon at Engineered Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Institute and Med Spa. Dr. Engineer provides a unique and different experience tailored to each patient in a boutique environment. He specializes in cosmetic, reconstructive, hand, and microvascular procedures.

Presented with a rare opportunity at the age of seventeen, Dr. Engineer secured one of only two highly coveted opportunities for high school students to work as an anesthesia technician in the operating room in his hometown of Macon, Georgia. While working as an anesthesia technician, he observed his first-ever reconstructive operation involving a patient who lost multiple digits on both hands to frostbite. Having been inspired by this experience, he dedicated his education to pursuing a career in surgery and ultimately was accepted at the prestigious Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. After earning his Doctorate of Medicine from Vanderbilt University in 2000, Dr. Engineer completed ten years of post-graduate training in a general surgery residency, plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship, and hand and microvascular surgery fellowship to maximize his experience and skillset to provide his patients with exemplary care.

Dr. Engineer stresses the need to have realistic expectations when having cosmetic surgery, which is mainly done to improve one’s appearance, self-confidence, or self-esteem. There are different types of cosmetic surgery that he performs: breast operations, including breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction; body contouring procedures, for instance, liposuction, tummy tuck, thigh lift, and arm lift; and facial operations, such as a facelift, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, and hair transplantation.

Additionally, Dr. Engineer offers surgical procedures to treat ailments of the hand and upper extremities, as well non-surgical procedures in his state-of-the-art Med Spa. “Before proceeding with any cosmetic procedure, it is essential that one does their research and consults with their doctor,” notes Dr. Engineer.

Together with his team at the Engineered Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Institute and Med Spa, Dr. Engineer takes his time educating his patients, answering all their questions regarding their plastic surgical concerns, and setting realistic expectations.  “Reviewing the portfolio of before and after pictures helps give one a general idea of the potential surgical outcome,” notes Dr. Engineer, “and it is also good for one to ask themselves why they are having the procedure and how it will affect their life.” As a surgeon, establishing trust with the patient is essential, as it encourages a patient to be more open and transparent regarding their aesthetic goals.

Recovery time is different with every procedure. While it depends on the individual, minimally invasive and non-surgical procedures take less time to recover. As the patient, one is advised by Dr. Engineer to ask their cosmetic surgeon regarding the recovery time and potential postoperative discomfort. It is equally important to know how long the results will last.

In addition, Dr. Engineer advises one to take adequate time to recover and avoid strenuous or challenging activities to avoid the risk of complications. In addition, maximizing one’s health prior to a cosmetic procedure is paramount. Therefore, Dr. Engineer advises strict smoking cessation and appropriate medical management of preexisting conditions before undergoing any operation. Dr. Engineer also recommends close and frequent monitoring of surgical patients after any procedure to manage discomfort and document progress. Most cosmetic surgery practices should continue regular follow-up visits until the patient has fully recovered. Finally, cosmetic surgery may have a significant impact on one’s appearance. Therefore, with these changes in physical appearances, one may experience myriad reactions from others. Dr. Engineer suggests that one must also be emotionally and mentally prepared for these reactions in addition to being physically ready to undergo any cosmetic surgical procedure.

 

 

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