The men and women who are considering cosmetic surgery at our practice may come in for a variety of reasons. They want to look better, they want to feel better or maybe they feel like they have way too much energy to be showing their age so soon. But which are the right reasons to visit a cosmetic surgeon, and are there any wrong ones?
Eye of the Beholder
They say that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, and thinking of how your appearance is perceived by others is definitely one of the common reasons that patients consider cosmetic procedures in the first place. This is particularly true in Southern California, where the focus on the entertainment industry adds even more pressure for locals to look their absolute best.
As typical as it may be in Beverly Hills to consult with a cosmetic surgeon because you want to look better to others, that doesn’t mean it’s the best reason for surgery. In fact, you can think about the argument your mom or dad used when you were making similarly poor decisions based on peer pressure: If everyone else jumped off a bridge, would you?
The goal of cosmetic surgery shouldn’t be to look like everyone else, or even to look the way others think you should look. Instead, this needs to be something you do just for you. Not for friends and family, not for a romantic partner and not because you want to look like the latest popular celebrity. If your focus is on bringing out the best in your natural beauty and letting those features shine, then you can be sure you’re making the right choice.