Aging does not have to be an unpleasant experience. A recent industry online article pointed out the reasons our attitude towards aging have so much to do with how we feel and our level of self-esteem. Vivian Diller, a psychologist, former model and dancer as well as the co-author of the book “Face It: What Women Really Feel as Their Looks Change,” discussed the many ways women cope with getting older. ”As long as a woman is healthy, can afford [it] and thinks carefully about [the] impact – psychologically as well as physically – I think [plastic surgery] can serve some women’s needs. These procedures can have positive effects on self-esteem,” Diller told the Los Angeles Times. Dr. O’Toole recommends that women begin addressing the effects of aging as soon as they are bothered by them. For the face, some women will begin with injectables like Botox, or fillers like Restylane. These are subtle changes but for some patients, a subtle change is exactly what they are seeking. For the body, even for women as they age breast augmentation and liposuction can contour the body and help patients regain a youthful figure. It is important that patients have a healthy outlook on the inevitable effects of aging. Plastic surgery does not to cure aging; however, it allows us to put up a good fight.
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