Beverly Hills: Building on Beauty Since the Beginning Ch 9July 12, 2007,
Part 9 of a look at Beverly Hills plastic surgery in your home town.
By Kitty Monroe.
Confidence is an elusive quality. You can’t quite put your finger on what it is, but you know when someone has it and when someone doesn’t. When women feel a sense of ownership about their beauty, they exude confidence – and their sense of self comes from within – not from the compliments or adoration they get from others. In fact, if you look really closely at these beauties, you usually find that they seem more beautiful than they are – because their attitude and poise make up for any physical deficiencies.
For most of us, our confidence gets shot down because we tend to focus on our flaws. In moments of uncertainty (like when someone is looking at you across the room), we tend to have a moment of confidence and then we remember our flaws. What would that moment be like if the flaw didn’t exist? What if you never had to worry about your flat chest or weak chin or flabby thighs? The answers to these questions have limitless possibilities and so do you. So how can you get that Beverly Hills confidence for yourself?
You don’t have to live in Beverly Hills or go to a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills to acquire the poise and self-possession of the Beverly Hills elite. The first step is finding a qualified, board certified, plastic surgeon who understands your goals and sensibilities.
More than any flashy Beverly Hills plastic surgery office or famous clientele, a competent plastic surgeon should have certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgeons. There are thousands of board-certified plastic surgeons across the United States who are certified and qualified to perform breast augmentation, liposuction, and facial enhancements. You can find them online at the ASPS website.
Talk to your plastic surgeon the way you would talk to any highly skilled professional performing a service. This can be tricky because a competent plastic surgeon will not push their own agenda, but they also won’t perform a surgery that is ill advised or dangerous – no matter how much you insist. A frank discussion about your goals during an initial consultation will set you on a path for a successful surgery. And don’t be surprised if your plastic surgeon suggests chin implants instead of a nose job. Remember that a plastic surgeon is trained in esthetics and may see your overall facial structure with a clearer eye than you do.
When you walk down the street, with the air and confidence of a movie star, you will have that Beverly Hills experience you’ve always dreamed of right in your own home town. And if you ever visit Rodeo Drive, you will fit right in.