Having seen this article, we feel compelled to comment on it in a couple of blogs. This is part one.
The article raises several notions that we do not completely agree with and some that we need to state our feelings on. First, no-one should feel pressurised into surgery. It is our job as responsible surgeons to ensure this does not happen. This is why counselling is a very important part of the process, as is a comprehensive consultation period with the surgeon.
We do not agree with the author when she states she feels surgery is “addictive”. It can be in rare cases but again, it is our job to try and ensure a patient does not get to a stage where he or she is “addicted” to surgery. Many things in moderation are good for you, addictions very rarely are!
The author states that she sees people with “startled expressions, unable to smile warmly”. If any of our patients ended up with that look, we have not done our job. Our approach is to help people achieve a natural, fresh and possibly more youthful look. Not to achieve an unnatural look that stands out as such. Many of our patients have surgery and their friends and even family never even find out!
The article seems to imply that surgery is something everyone can have and everyone is having. This simply is not the case. Per head of the population, the UK is still way behind some countries which shows a much more measured and conservative approach to surgery, something we endorse. If you are considering surgery, take it seriously. The overwhelming majority of our patients are extremely happy. This is because they are counselled well, helped to consider the pros and cons thoroughly and of course, treated by an expert in his field. If this is not the approach of a provider you are considering, walk away.
In part two, we will look at the approach we take as highly qualified surgeons and our views on what is needed going forward.
If you are considering surgery of any kind, come and talk to us. We have clinics in Harley Street, Birmingham , Hereford and more. Contact us on 0800 612 5919 or go to The Beauty Gurus.