Plastic Surgery and Skin Care
Procedures by WDF
Before and After
"I went to several consultations with other plastic surgeons before deciding on Dr. Franks. I wanted a doctor that I could actually have a conversation with, and someone who I felt comfortable asking as many questions as I wanted to. After meeting him, I just knew that I didn't want anyone else. If I were to give a friend advice on cosmetic surgery, I would say nothing is more important than your confidence in your doctor. The right doctor is different for everyone and you have to find the one that gives you that unexplainable feeling of comfort and confidence that Dr. Franks gave to me. I'm happy to say that 99% of my family and friends aren't aware that I've had cosmetic surgery. I have been able to keep my privacy while enjoying the image enhancements I was looking for." K.I, Polk City, IA
Finding the right surgeon is the single-most important decision you will make when considering a cosmetic procedure. It is important that your surgeon be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and someone with whom you feel comfortable and can trust. Choosing a surgeon with expertise and knowledge and who communicates well with you is key.
I do not believe "one size fits all." Your consultation with me is specifically for you based on your concerns and the goals you hope to achieve. I encourage you to bring photos along with questions at the time of your consultation. Photos are a fantastic way for you to share with me your thought and expectations. Answering your questions establishes a dialogue which allows you to become acquainted with me as a surgeon and an individual. Assisting you in making a well informed decision takes time, so you should set aside a minimum of one hour for your consultation.
I feel very fortunate to have a career doing something that allows me to express who I am. Patience, dedication, compassion and appreciation for the people who have chosen me as their surgeon has inspired me to develop innovative surgical techniques which I refer to as, Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery. Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery applies the core principles of reconstructive and craniofacial surgery to cosmetic procedures. It encompasses not only the technical aspects of the procedure, but equally important, how the procedure is performed. When applied, Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery softens changes that occur with the natural aging process of the face and body, and improves the appearance of unfavorable results from previous cosmetic or reconstructive procedures.
More frequently, women are seeking my opinion regarding the results of a surgical procedure or aesthetic treatment performed elsewhere. There are several reasons why a person may be unhappy with their results. First, it is important to understand that complications can occur with any surgical procedure. Anyone considering elective surgery should be made aware of the potential complications associated with the specific procedure. Communication and understanding between the surgeon and their patient is critical. My consults are scheduled for at least one hour or possible longer if additional time would be of value in allowing you to fully express your concerns and expectations. Secondly, a good or bad result seldom just happens. The decisions or non-decisions made during the initial consultation are critical in determining the final result. If an asymmetry is not recognized, if a breast deformity is not noted, if curvature of the spine is missed, if the quality of the skin and soft tissue is ignored and most importantly, if your goals and expectations are not appreciated and understood, one cannot expect to achieve consistent results that are of impressive quality. Surgical technique should be precise, thoughtful, and detailed oriented. This is not a race. It is a surgical procedure performed on an individual who has entrusted me with their care and safety.
Ultimately, it is my responsibility to share with you my opinion which surgical approach and technique I believe is necessary to achieve the appearance you desire. My opinion may differ from other surgeons with whom you have a consultation. This is not uncommon. Plastic surgeons in general are individual thinkers. Some are innovative and detailed oriented while others are not. Your consultation is an excellent opportunity to allow your "instincts" determine the ethics of the surgeon you meet and the truth regarding what you are being told. I welcome the opportunity to have such a conversation with you.
The safety of my clients is my number one priority. Cosmetic surgical procedures are entirely elective and as such the person undergoing the procedure should be in good general mental and physical health, not use tobacco products, be capable of undergoing a general anesthesia and participating in their post-surgical care. I have written a Patient Safety Protocol for my clients and invite you to visit the Client Information page to learn how to prepare for your surgey.
· Face Lift · Breast Augmentation
· Neck Lift · Breast Lift and Reshaping
· Eyelid Rejuvenation · Breast Reconstruction
· Brow Lift · Correction of Breast Asymmetry
· Nasal Reshaping
· Facial Implants BODY CONTOURING
· Lip Enhancement
· Injectable Fillers · Liposcution
· Skin Care · Tummy Tuck
· Botox Cosmetic®, Xeomin · Arm Lift
· Buttock and Thigh Lift
· Beauty after Baby
· Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)
RECONSTRUCTIVE AESTHETIC SURGERY
Applies the core principals of reconstructive and craniofacial surgery to cosmetic procedures to soften changes which occur with the natural aging process of the face and body, and improves the appearance of unfavorable results from previous cosmetic or reconstructive procedures.
CHILDREN'S RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
· Deformational Plagiocephaly
· Cleft Lip and Palate