New Year, New You...Only if YOU Want It!

Ever been told your nose is too big or ethnic? How about breasts are too large, small asymmetrical? Or countless other ways people can comment on your physical features or what’s popular on social media or in fashion magazines.

True beauty comes from within and has little to do with size, weight, size of nose or breasts or any other way media defines attractiveness according to today’s society. Looking at how the “perfect body” has been viewed throughout history, you don’t have to alter yourself to TODAY’s society.

During the Renaissance (1400’s to 1600’s), “woman were more voluptuous than any other time in history. Paintings from this era depict women who would be considered beyond curvy by today’s standards – but at that time, these full-figured ladies were the epitome of sexiness.” (The Fashion Spot)

During the Victorian Era (Mid 1800’s to 1900), “Victorian women were very body conscious. Sexy meant having the smallest waistline humanly possible, and in order to achieve this look, women wore corsets. Some corsets were wound so tight that women could hardly breathe, to the point where sitting down was completely out of the question. Many women would even break ribs trying to get their waistlines down to an inconceivable 12 inches”

The Roaring 20’s had women not wanting to look womanly and would bind their chest to hide breasts. Loose flapper dresses were in drastic contrast to corsets worn decades before. Throughout the last century, we’ve gone through wanting to be voluptuous, to rail thin and “Twiggy” like, to being fit and healthy. Now in the 2000’s, the acceptance of plastic surgery and having social media influencers such as the Kardashians, anything is possible.

Dr. Magassy is in the business of helping patients realize their cosmetic/plastic surgery wants and wishes. During your consultation, you will discuss why you want the procedure. Wanting liposuction or larger breasts because a partner wants it for you or you want to look like main stream media icons, provides a red flag. Dr Magassy will assess whether or not you’re an appropriate candidate for plastic surgery both physically and mentally. In addition, are the results you’re seeking realistic with your current body type? Patients should let go of the concept that modifying face and body is needed in order to be considered attractive in today’s society.

Don’t trust any type of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures to the “cheapest” doctor and remember, that the bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten. Make sure you look at the surgeon’s credentials to make sure they are top-rated and most importantly, board certified. You want a surgeon with experience as opposed to gaining experience on you. It’s also very important to have a surgeon that is interested in your best interests and will make sure you’re prepared physically and mentally.

Plastic Surgery Associates’ private surgical suite is conveniently located in McLean, VA for patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland. We look forward to scheduling your consultation and welcoming you to Plastic Surgery Associates, PC. Or, call 703-790-5454 to schedule your consultation today.

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