Dr. Lorne M. Tarshis M.D., F.R.C.S.(C), F.A.C.S.

Why is Cosmetic Surgery So Popular?

Most people would agree that what is inside a person is more important than what is on the outside. But increasingly, we are learning that the outside is important too. Our appearance can have a direct impact on how we feel about our ourselves and how we are perceived by others. First impressions are important.

When there's something we don't like about the way we look, it can make us feel self-conscious, less confident and unhappy. Cosmetic surgery is not about vain, self-indulgent, narcissistic people. It is about ordinary, healthy people who want to make a change for the better.

A nose may be too big. A chin may be too small. Wrinkled, sagging skin and heavy, baggy eyes may make someone who feels young and alive look old and tired. Some concerns may be genetic; others may be due to aging.

The procedures you are going to read about can help ordinary people improve their appearance and feel better about themselves. They can often lead to improved self-esteem and increased self-confidence. Think of it as a little change on the outside that can lead to a big change on the inside. That is what cosmetic surgery is really all about.

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