Welcome!

News Feed Item

From Selfie to Surgery: Embracing a Positive Perspective on Cosmetic Surgery

The growing popularity of selfie-related cosmetic surgery has some concerned, but data shows that effective plastic surgery can actually raise one's self-esteem

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For years, an unfortunate societal stigma existed that lead many people to feel that it was okay to "shame" those who underwent cosmetic surgery. Thankfully, though, times change, and today we know that even though others may see the beauty within a person, it can be difficult for us to see the beauty within ourselves. There is perhaps no one as aware of the growing acceptance of those who undergo cosmetic liposuction and other surgical procedures than the many health, beauty and wellness specialists at Beverly Hills Physicians.

While performing countless plastic surgery treatments like rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, and buttock enhancements, they have witnessed firsthand how patients are feeling more confident with their decision to enhance their appearance. In fact, plastic surgery is up in general, with the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reporting a 6.5% increase in the total number of cosmetic surgical procedures, and a 21% increase in non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Many medical professionals have speculated as to what is driving the increase in treatments, but it is becoming significantly clear that one major factor is the growing popularity of the "selfie."

"I've noticed over the last six months (that) patients actually bring a selfie in the examining room," says New York plastic surgeon Dr. Ariel Ostad in a report by ABC News. The connection between social media use and plastic surgery is particularly clear when it comes to hand treatments. Manhattan surgeon Dr. Matthew Schulman says he sees about eight patients a month specifically for hand treatments – often, these are newly engaged women who want their hands to look as attractive as possible in engagement ring hand selfies.

Understandably, this has led many to worry that the rise in plastic surgeries means that many selfie-obsessed young people are suffering from potentially damaging low self-confidence. Yet, as one study reported on by the Daily News showed last year, plastic surgery patients generally report a significant boost in self-confidence and enjoyment of life. Many patients of BHP have certainly experienced a terrific boost in self-esteem. BHP Plastic surgery patient Regina says "Before my surgery, I was ashamed to look at myself. Now I have no problem. [BHP's Dr. Hess] has made me feel whole again."

The subject of young people altering their appearance will always inspire strong reactions. Yet, it seems reasonable that we should all feel grateful to live in an enlightened age where those who suffer from self-confidence issues can experience the joy that comes from aesthetic beauty with the aid of dedicated, expert surgeons at BHP. If you're interested in learning more about the many life-changing procedures offered by the acclaimed specialists at Beverly Hills Physicians, please visit www.BeverlyHillsPhysicians.com, or call 800-788-1416 for a free consultation. Updates are also regularly posted on the Beverly Hills Physicians Facebook page, www.facebook.com/beverlyhillsphysicians.

PR Submitted by www.Cyberset.com

SOURCE Beverly Hills Physicians

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
The Founder of NostaLab and a member of the Google Health Advisory Board, John is a unique combination of strategic thinker, marketer and entrepreneur. His career was built on the "science of advertising" combining strategy, creativity and marketing for industry-leading results. Combined with his ability to communicate complicated scientific concepts in a way that consumers and scientists alike can appreciate, John is a sought-after speaker for conferences on the forefront of healthcare science,...
"We focus on SAP workloads because they are among the most powerful but somewhat challenging workloads out there to take into public cloud," explained Swen Conrad, CEO of Ocean9, Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"The Striim platform is a full end-to-end streaming integration and analytics platform that is middleware that covers a lot of different use cases," explained Steve Wilkes, Founder and CTO at Striim, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
The deluge of IoT sensor data collected from connected devices and the powerful AI required to make that data actionable are giving rise to a hybrid ecosystem in which cloud, on-prem and edge processes become interweaved. Attendees will learn how emerging composable infrastructure solutions deliver the adaptive architecture needed to manage this new data reality. Machine learning algorithms can better anticipate data storms and automate resources to support surges, including fully scalable GPU-c...
Predicting the future has never been more challenging - not because of the lack of data but because of the flood of ungoverned and risk laden information. Microsoft states that 2.5 exabytes of data are created every day. Expectations and reliance on data are being pushed to the limits, as demands around hybrid options continue to grow.
Your job is mostly boring. Many of the IT operations tasks you perform on a day-to-day basis are repetitive and dull. Utilizing automation can improve your work life, automating away the drudgery and embracing the passion for technology that got you started in the first place. In this presentation, I'll talk about what automation is, and how to approach implementing it in the context of IT Operations. Ned will discuss keys to success in the long term and include practical real-world examples. Ge...
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
"NetApp's vision is how we help organizations manage data - delivering the right data in the right place, in the right time, to the people who need it, and doing it agnostic to what the platform is," explained Josh Atwell, Developer Advocate for NetApp, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regu...
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science," is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He's written several white papers, is an avid blogge...
When building large, cloud-based applications that operate at a high scale, it's important to maintain a high availability and resilience to failures. In order to do that, you must be tolerant of failures, even in light of failures in other areas of your application. "Fly two mistakes high" is an old adage in the radio control airplane hobby. It means, fly high enough so that if you make a mistake, you can continue flying with room to still make mistakes. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Le...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the...
Machine learning has taken residence at our cities' cores and now we can finally have "smart cities." Cities are a collection of buildings made to provide the structure and safety necessary for people to function, create and survive. Buildings are a pool of ever-changing performance data from large automated systems such as heating and cooling to the people that live and work within them. Through machine learning, buildings can optimize performance, reduce costs, and improve occupant comfort by ...
"Our strategy is to focus on the hyperscale providers - AWS, Azure, and Google. Over the last year we saw that a lot of developers need to learn how to do their job in the cloud and we see this DevOps movement that we are catering to with our content," stated Alessandro Fasan, Head of Global Sales at Cloud Academy, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...