Answer: We mark the times of our lives by transitions. Many people take these times of transition to make other types of changes to themselves, specifically cosmetically. They are often looking to rejuvenate, renew and refresh. And let’s face it, plastic surgery is more about confidence-building than anything else.
Not surprisingly, it is helpful to do what you can to increase your confidence during times of change. We have found that patients tend to have the following plastic surgery during times of transition:
DIVORCE. We see requests for facial work — eyes, neck and face lifts, and even cosmetic breast surgery or liposuction.
After CHILDBIRTH, we see the “Mommy Makeovers” — tummy tucks, breast lifts and breast augmentations.
For the BIG DECADE BIRTHDAYS. It depends on the decade!
For WEDDINGS (depending on who’s getting married), we see brides doing breast augmentation and liposuction, and the mothers-of-the bride doing facelifts, eyelid surgery, and injectables.
For CLASS REUNIONS, it’s usually facial work with face, neck and eyelid surgery, injectables, and even some liposuction or breast augmentation.
For those GRADUATING, it may be breast augmentation or even rhinoplasty.
For the JOB SEARCH/CHANGE, it’s also facial work with surgeries and injectables.
Despite the refreshing changes plastic surgery can make it, will not fix a broken marriage or lock in a new job. However, once you have decided you are making a life change, we are there to help you go through it looking and feeling your most confident, so you can be the best “you” when it matters most!
BRIAN HASS, M.D., PLASTIC SURGEON