In a previous blog, I discussed how a member of the Egyptian parliament underwent a rhinoplasty and lied about it to the public, but he has officially apologized publicly. Although lying and undergoing plastic surgery is against the rules of his conservative Islamic party, he has maintained his position in parliament with his new beautiful nose.
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Attitudes regarding cosmetic plastic surgery vary around the country and the world. Generally speaking, the attitude has changed dramatically in the US over the past 10-15 years. Today, it is widely known that procedures to improve one’s appearance can have a dramatic positive impact on self esteem and quality of life. It is socially acceptable to take care of yourself mentally and physically. I believe that the positive outlook that I bring to Charlotte facial plastic surgeries will only benefit my patients and improve their overall outcome.
Nowhere in the world, not even my training area of Beverly Hills, is plastic surgery more accepted and understood than in Brazil. Brazilians truly believe if you are happy with your appearance on the outside it can positively effect the way you feel on the inside. Brazil has the second largest market in the world for plastic surgery, less than just one other country ….. the United States. Additionally, Brazilians believe that access to cosmetic treatments should not just be limited to the rich. There are multiple clinics in Brazil that offer steeply discounted or free facial aesthetic procedures to the poor. In Brazil, they believe all people are entitled to services that will improve self-esteem.
While I will not be able to offer free cosmetic plastic surgery in Charlotte, I do believe that my patients’ time and money is well spent at Carolina Facial Plastics.
Please note that I have a satellite office in Columbia, SC.
The Arab Spring…There are multiple revolutions occurring in many of the Middle Eastern countries. One of the more unusual stories just came out of Egypt, one of the countries currently undergoing a revolution. A member of the conservative Islamic party (I will not try to spell his name) claimed that he was beaten during a robbery and underwent surgery from the injuries. It appears his claim was a lie to cover-up his real operation, which was a traditional nose job. He was dismissed from Parliament for these actions.