Living Magazine Business Spotlight, January 2010
- by Pamela Hammonds
As we welcome in the New Year, we also usher in the beginning of a new decade. Perhaps now is a time for both contemplation and expectations. If you've always wondered what cosmetic surgery might do to improve your appearance and your outlook, plan now to contact Dr. Michael Bogdan.
Choosing any doctor is a major decision. When you look for a plastic surgeon, you want someone who shares your goals. Dr. Bogdan's passion is natural beauty. His objective is to enhance your appearance - not make you unrecognizable to people you know. "In facial rejuvenation, my goal is a result that looks refreshed and natural, rather than tight or pulled," he said. "I do like to spend a significant amount of time during the consultation getting to know you from both a medical standpoint, as well as learning the goals you hope to achieve."
Dr. Bogdan's approachable demeanor belies his distinguished academic background and surgical accomplishments. Not only is he board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Bogdan is also fellowship trained in cosmetic surgery. His practice focuses on aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. "With elective cosmetic surgery, both the patient and the surgeon have the luxury of not being pressured into performing an operation," he said. "We can sit back, weigh all of the risks and benefits, and then make an informed decision."
Kate H. of Keller is the first to admit that she was not always a proponent of cosmetic surgery. But at the age of 33, she was unhappy with the way her post-pregnancy stomach looked. She made appointments with several Dallas area plastic surgeons and first visited with Dr. Bogdan. "As soon as I met him, I cancelled my other two appointments," she said. "I absolutely adored him. He was immediately comforting and continues to be amazing. Even though I know he is busy, he always takes time to answer my questions and never made me feel stupid for calling. If I had a concern, he made it his concern." She said the results of her abdominoplasty are "better than I ever expected. Everything went exactly how he said it would have gone, and I could not be happier."
Dr. Bogdan's commitment to your wellbeing begins from your initial consultation and continues well beyond your recovery. "Just as I feel I am the best person to discuss cosmetic surgery with you, I do not trust others to perform any aspect of my operations," Dr. Bogdan said. "I think that every movement, cut or suture is important, and I do not use assistants to help speed up the operations. I do tend to be an efficient surgeon--not by cutting corners, but rather, my experience allows me to be decisive while still being meticulous."
When Keller resident R.A., age 48, elected to have a Mommy Makeover, she visited with five other plastic surgeons before selecting Dr. Bogdan. "Even though the other doctors were board-certified, I felt like just another case--a way for them to make money," she said. After having two children, R.A. needed a breast reduction and lift plus a tummy tuck.
"I had seven surgeries for other health issues prior to meeting Dr. Bogdan," she continued. "The experience I had with Dr. Bogdan was like none other I've had with a doctor. He called me the night before the surgery and then talked with me at the hospital to help ease my fears. After my surgery, any time I called he was always accessible. Even on a Sunday, he responded immediately. The results are perfect. I had two scars from previous surgeries that are now gone. My stretch marks and C-section scars are gone. The back pain I've had for 16 years is gone after the breast reduction. I did exactly what he told me to do and had no pain at all. He has done more for me than I ever expected. Every doctor should be as caring as Dr. Bogdan."
With offices in both Southlake and at the world-renowned Gunter Center in Dallas, Dr. Bogdan serves patients throughout Texas and from around the world. Dr. Bogdan's Web sites are filled with information regarding his areas of expertise, including numerous before and after photos and educational videos. Through his years in practice, he has gained an appreciation of the wide variety of reasons why people choose aesthetic surgery, and he looks forward to helping you as well. Shouldn't now be the time you anticipate the potential the next decade holds for you?
If you have an iPhone or iPad, Dr. Bogdan encourages you to download his enhanced photo gallery application. This FREE app is available for download from the App Store℠.