The thought of getting plastic surgery used to horrify me.
I had a hard time watching my girlfriends head over to a cosmetic enhancement center to get a nose job in Boca Raton after picking up a new pair of Manolo Blahniks at the Bal Harbour Shops.
I hated the idea of some doctor I really don’t know, at least on that gynecologist-know-me level, slicing and dicing my body.
And of course, I didn’t want end up looking like a plastic surgery junky like Joan Rivers or Michael Jackson.
But I also couldn’t bear looking in the mirror and seeing an image I didn’t recognize looking back at me. The main problem is that I looked different than I felt.
Then, one day gravity knocked my breasts down for the count. I felt like I looked like I was carrying around two empty shopping bags on my chest.
I’d never felt so miserable with my body. So I did some research, asked my friends about their plastic surgeons, scoured cosmetic surgery websites for testimonials, and looked up articles on the best breast augmentation doctors in the city.
After I found one I was comfortable with, I went ahead and got an augmentation and lift. It’s important to feel at ease with your physician so you can ask him any question concerning your body. Having faith in my doctor reduced my stress levels going into surgery. I knew my body was in safe, capable hands.
After surgery, the first few days were tough. But within two weeks, I was back at my desk with a renewed sense of self-confidence and determination.
Six months later, I went back for a tickle lipo procedure that smoothed out my abdomen. Now, I am ecstatic with my new body! But I think I should get some work done on my face. After all, I’m just another prospective rhinoplasty Boca Raton patient. Time to call Dr. Man.
And plastic surgery is part of my routine to staying young and healthy. I exercise, eat right, and get a little nip tuck here and there to keep myself happy. It’s just what the doctor ordered, and I’ve never felt better.
Daniel Man M.D.
851 Meadows Road, Suite 222
Boca Raton, FL 33486