The field of plastic surgery has undergone a major transformation in the past few decades. When plastic surgery was first gaining popularity in the 1970s, it was primarily the domain of movie stars, models, and the elite. By the late 1980s, more and more people chose to have plastic surgery, as they saw their favorite celebrity have a successful outcome. Still, the appeal was limited because plastic surgery was so expensive and required a significant amount of time and money.
However, by the turn of the twenty-first century, a revolution in plastic surgery was underway. Stories about the growing number of procedures and their amazing results flooded the various media outlets; popular primetime television shows, such as Extreme Makeover, Dr. 90210, and others, helped make plastic surgery a hot topic around dinner tables and hair salons across America.
It’s a Real Possibility to Consider
The days of plastic surgery only being a realistic option for the rich and famous are over; now virtually anyone has the opportunity of a cosmetic enhancement if they so choose. In 2011, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery conducted a survey that found that more than half of Americans (51 percent) had no problem with the idea of cosmetic surgery, and 67 percent said they would not be embarrassed if their friends and family knew they had had cosmetic surgery.
This may be due to the pervasiveness of individuals having these procedures done. The number of people having cosmetic procedures rose in 2015 from the previous year in every single age group, from teens (aged thirteen to nineteen years old) to people over fifty-five. The numbers also rose among both men and women and among every ethnic group.
In my many years as a surgeon and physician, I have often found myself discussing the topic of “happiness” with my patients. I have found that a large majority of the population are confused about what will really lead to their happiness, often thinking that external beauty or social acceptance is the key to a happy life. They could not be more wrong. One must create happiness from the inside before it can show on the outside in the form of a vibrant social life or even a physical attractiveness.
How does one create happiness in his/her life? The answer to this question has been discussed for centuries among psychologists, philosophers, and friends. Although there are hundreds of potential theories on how one can attain happiness, at the core of all of them is one concept: wherever we focus our attention on a routine basis sets our mood and attitude for the day. Shifting this focus to positivity creates the mental space for happiness. When your brain becomes wired for positivity, it can potentially unwire all the short circuits that create anxiety, depression, attention problems, and a host of other psychological disturbances.
I knew the answer could not be
as obvious as simply telling yourself
“I’m a positive person”…
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You may have heard recently about actor Alan Thicke’s unfortunate passing as he was out playing hockey with his son and he unexpectedly collapsed. I always loved Alan Thicke, and have so many childhood memories of watching his family grow up on Growing Pains. I always thought he looked great for his age, slim and vibrant. It may be a personal misconception, but I always assume that celebrities can afford the best medical care that money can buy. A few days later, when TMZ revealed that his cause of death was a “ruptured aorta”, I was just as surprised as most of you.
As we move into the next phase of development at NextHealth, we would first like to thank all of our members for being a huge part of our opening to the public! It has been humbling to see the level of engagement and loyalty amongst our fans as we got our first location off the ground, and we can’t wait to tell you about what’s coming.