Deciding on a treatment? Maybe you should bring a friend!
Recent polling shows that many women who seek cosmetic enhancement – whether it’s a Botox® treatment or surgery – do so with a friend or close relative. It’s like two birds with one stone: a social event and a nice treat for yourself. There are perhaps other reasons to explain this phenomenon, however. (http://style.lifegoesstrong.com/article/plastic-surgery-bonding-experience)
Though it’s tempting to attribute this to nerves, there are likely other factors at work. As we age, there comes a time when all the little things suddenly seem very apparent and insurmountable. First, there are the little wrinkles around the eyes, then the lines around the mouth and maybe some spots or changes in the skin tone. Then the skin under the chin gets loose and bags form under the eyes. While these changes are “superficial” in the grander scheme of life, they can have a dramatic effect on self-esteem, confidence… and how others see you, both socially and in the work place. This realization is difficult, and as with other difficult things in life, sometimes it can really help to have a “team approach.” The support that you get from your close friends and relatives going through similar changes can be truly invaluable.
For more information about surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation, please visit SanFranciscoFacialPlasticSurgery.com or call 415-550-1077 today for a comprehensive consultation!
Evan R. Ransom M.D.
Board Certified Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon