Having just turned 50, the first lady, Michele Obama, told People magazine that she wouldn’t rule out plastic surgery. While she thinks it unlikely, Mrs. Obama says, “Never say never.”
While criticisms regarding cosmetic surgery practices appear in the media often, never before has an endorsement come from a woman of such power. “Women should have the freedom to do whatever they need to do to feel good about themselves,” said the first lady. Rightly so!
Dr. Stephan Finical, a board certified plastic surgeon from Charlotte couldn’t agree more. “Millions of people use Botox every year with great results, no recovery to speak of, and scarcely ever a problem or concern; anyone over thirty years of age will get some benefit from Botox! Plastic surgery should never be ruled out by anybody. Procedures continue to get safer and more efficacious. Cosmetic surgery and rejuvenation procedures in general are becoming more of a staple than a luxury.”
For women around the age of Mrs. Obama, non-invasive procedures, such as fillers and Botox, are incredibly popular at diminishing signs of aging and providing a much-needed spark without having to go under the knife. Both women and men turn to these outpatient procedures to give themselves a boost of confidence as they proceed onwards through life.
Dr. Simeon Wall Jr., a board certified surgeon from Shreveport, also finds great importance in the first lady’s words. “I think Michelle Obama’s openness to plastic surgery and other aesthetic enhancements is another indication as to how public acceptance of plastic surgery has become very mainstream,” says Wall. “We all want to look and feel as good as we can for as long as we can, and it’s nice to have a lot of things that can help us do that, plastic surgery being one of them.
“It’s all about wellness these days,” says Dallas Plastic Surgery expert William P. Adams, Jr MD, “patients are seeking physicians not because they are sick, but rather to improve the quality of their life.”
Even invasive procedures nowadays, what with better techniques and technology, can be done quickly and efficiently to have people back to life with a physical and psychological rejuvenation in no time. Should the desire arise, always consult with a board certified plastic surgeon, as their main goal is always to provide the most natural, efficient results to patients who are looking to simply revitalize themselves for their continued journey.