Lifelong Improvement: A Holistic View of Plastic Surgery
Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery

Sometimes patients are looking for cosmetic procedures to be an end-all solution to their insecurities about a certain part of their appearance. However, at the Quatela Center we do not view plastic surgery as an easy fix or isolated experience. Patients are encouraged to be actively involved in the entire process, and it’s mutually understood that choosing to have cosmetic treatments or surgery is a big decision for most. Since this decision should not be taken lightly, Drs. Koenig and Quatela ensure that patients are making the choice for themselves and are committed to that choice.

“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.”

-Chinese Proverb

What are the benefits of this holistic view?

Better surgical outcomes
The more involved that patients are with their surgical process, the better the surgical outcome. This is because they are committed to making a change, not just having a procedure done.

Higher satisfaction with results
Patients are more satisfied with their results because they’ve done everything they can to ensure a successful procedure and outcome afterwards.

Longer-lasting results
The life of their results is prolonged by committing to healthy habits to take care of their skin and body moving forward.

This holistic outlook results in satisfied patients who are invested in making the most out of their lives as a whole. In this way, plastic surgery is a lifelong commitment when partnered with efforts to improve the quality of one’s life. For example, in addition to what Dr. Koenig recommends surgically to a patient, he also encourages them to:

1) Have healthy habits
2) Improve their diet
3) Exercise regularly
4) Have good balance in their lives overall

Committed to what’s best for each patient, whether that means surgery or not, the doctors and staff at the Quatela Center feel that it’s a privilege to be part of this process with their patients.

If you would like to learn more about how you can partner with the Quatela Center for lifelong improvement and the cosmetic treatments available, call (585) 244-1000 or visit

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