“Just make me beautiful.”
This seems to be a daily comment I hear from new patients. Sometimes they have specific requests – like a smaller nose, or thinner neck. However, it is not uncommon for a patient to just throw up her hands and say “doctor, you know best what I need.” Talk about pressure.
For years I agreed with the critics, and chose not to offer fat injections as part of my practice….. So how come the switch?
I always have told patients that the fastest way to start a fight at a cosmetic surgery convention was to bring up facial fat injections. Some surgeons love them, while others believe they are a total waste of time. “It takes too long, the results are inconsistent and patients are unhappy. It is not worth my time.”
“I wanted my eyelids to look the same and to have more of a crease like my mother’s eyelids”…….It is no longer acceptable to try to make everyone look the same – and I would argue that preserving each person’s unique beauty is always the goal. This is particularly true with Asian eyelids.
As a cosmetic surgeon, I learned early in my career that my own personal appearance mattered. …Two years ago I clearly had a double chin, even though my friends reassured me that I “carried the weight well”. At 225 lbs., I was officially fat.
“Why would anyone in their twenties get BOTOX, especially a beauty like Kim Kardashian”. The internet is full of comments. As a cosmetic surgeon I have a hard time understanding all the controversy.