Whether it is your neighbors you see on your morning walk, the clerk at the grocery store, or the audience you address during your morning presentation, we all are public figures to some degree or another.
Yesterday I was interviewed by the local news station for two upcoming stories. In Oregon, unemployment continues to be a concern and we discussed a new trend of men and women choosing to have cosmetic surgery to improve their chances of getting a job. We also discussed procedures that can improve your appearance without missing any work. The interview had been scheduled last week, but when the time came yesterday to stand in front of the camera I was nervous. Everyone is going to see this! Is my hair combed? Did I brush my teeth? Is my lab jacket clean? … Remember to stand up straight, don’t stutter, ….
The interviews came and went. The crew was really nice and said “I was a pro. Not nervous at all.” And as I reflect back today, I realize that I really am a professional. Every day I meet new people and discuss cosmetic surgery. Whether it is a private appointment, a seminar or a television interview – I am on stage. My life is public. The nervous preparations I made for my TV appearance should be part of my daily ritual, because every day I am “presenting” to someone.
The interesting thing is, this is the same situation for everyone. Whether it is your neighbors you see on your morning walk, the clerk at the grocery store, or the audience you address during your morning presentation, we all are public figures to some degree or another. We also all have the opportunity to “prepare” for our appearances. I know doing everything I could think of to “make me look good on camera” helped me to be relax and be myself. I am not sure I want to shave on Sunday morning before dashing to the store for my morning coffee, but I definitely think taking care of yourself makes you feel and look better. Cosmetic procedures – whether they are Botox injections, medical grade skincare or surgical operations – also can help prepare you for your public life. I guess that is why I continue to be proud of what I do for a living – and why patients appreciate what we do. We are all professionals whether we realize it or not, and being prepared makes looking back on the day before a pleasure.