There's a fine line between vanity and beauty, a slender thread that ties narcissism and self-confidence together, while tying up our feelings about guilt, aging, and the desire to look and feel our best. When it comes to surgery, we often find patients looking to find out that it's okay to use our services, as they worry about how other people will perceive them for "getting some work done."
It may seem strange for us to admit it, but a cosmetic surgery practice is not the place to go to get advice on whether you should try cosmetic surgery. We're the people you go to for the best results and the best experience once the decision is made. Pressuring a patient to make a decision is a poor ethical choice, and so we focus on what we do, instead of what you should do.
Our job is to perform the best service we can, in a manner that gives you the best results but with the least amount of risk. We're doctors - our job is to perform the procedures for which we are trained. We can counsel, give advice on surgical and non-surgical procedures. We set expectations, and can even ease your fears, but we find that elective surgery of all kinds, whether it's a Botox injection, breast enhancements or hand surgery, is one that had to be made individually.
The choice on whether to engage in plastic surgery has to be a personal one. It's a decision that should be made for the right reasons, based on confidence and not fear, and performed because it's the right choice for the patient.