Dr. Onyewu featured on Jennifer Keitt’s Radio Show
After hearing Dr. Chukwuemeka Onyewu’s appearance on WJC 13- TV, Jennifer Keitt tracked him down to ask him some serious questions about plastic surgery demographics, dangers, surgery permanence and his general philosophy on treating his patients.
Jennifer started by asking about the progression of plastic surgery.Dr. Onyewu describes the past 20 years as going from mainly reconstructive throughout the early 90s and taking a turn toward cosmetic towards the end of the 90s and beginning of the 2000s. He attributes the changes to advancements in safety and techniques.
“Lipo has gotten safer… we can do it in the same day now, with less blood.”
The ‘baby boomer effect’ has also taken place in recent years and he feels that the population no longer sees plastic surgery as a big deal. People don’t see plastic surgery as a big surgery anymore.
“It’s like getting your hair done, in and out. Same with a casual nip and tuck.”
When asked about his general philosophy in regards to his patients’ looks and esteem, he expressed that everyone wants to look their best and he wants to try and help them do that by reaching realistic goals and proceeding safely. He states that being realistic is the most important when heading into the plastic surgeons office. During the 30 minute initial consultation, Dr. Onyewu discusses the realistic goal one has for themselves as well as the steps they will have to take before, during and after surgery. He wants to quell their fears and even offers past patients contact information (with their consent) to new patients so they can hear about the procedure from both sides of the knife.
As the interview progresses, Dr. Onyewu touches on many topics including illegal silicone injections, surgery permanence and what you should look for in a plastic surgeon. To hear the entire interview listen here.