Wrinkles, sags…how many hours a day do you obsess over your perceived flaws, chasing perfection? Many of us have Body Dysmorphic Disorder, characterized by obsessive thinking in which a minor physical imperfection causes severe emotional distress, and some plastic surgeons are eager to operate even if they feel it won’t solve the problem.
Media has some responsibility for idolizing perfection. Often you see flawless faces of celebrities on the cover of magazines which were meticulously photo-shopped. Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Renato Calabria continuously sees young patients, not necessarily with BDD, coming to the office with immaculate pictures of actresses asking if they can look like them. Often these patients go from doctor to doctor seeking a perfect image of themselves which is not achievable. A good plastic surgeon is someone who can say no. Dr. Renato guides you compassionately through the process of finding what you truly need.