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The Feminine Touch in Plastic Surgery.

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Posted July 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Does it really make a difference if your plastic surgeon is a woman? 

To me, it does.  When men and women take the Meyers-Briggs personality test, the only factor that is influenced by gender is thinking/feeling.  More men tend to be “thinkers” that tend to decide things from a more detached standpoint, measuring the decision by what seems reasonable, logical, causal, and consistent. More women are “feelers”.  We tend to come to decisions by associating or empathizing with the situation, looking at it ‘from the inside’ and weighing the situation to achieve, on balance, the greatest harmony, consensus and fit, considering the needs of the people involved.

Seeing your point of view

So that means, we consider situations from the other person’s point of view.  For the same reason some women tear up at sad movies, we go through your experience with you.  Women tend to think of what we would want as a patient.  We think of the results we would want, i.e. natural vs over-done and minimizing the discomfort of a procedure.

We have the same pressure from society

We know how it feels to be a female and all of the pressures we have on us about our appearance.  I frequently get asked if I “analyze the faces” of people I meet and think about what surgeries they could have.  Truthfully, I feel like we have enough pressure to look a certain way and don’t need one more person.  I have been told by colleagues that I need “a little more botox right here” in an area that I had never thought about.  We are all different and approach things differently, but I didn’t really need one more thing to be self-conscious about.

The consultation should be a positive experience, not pointing out negatives.

I feel that is why it is called a “consultation”.  I am giving my expert opinion about how to make you look and feel more beautiful.  To me, focusing on the positives of “she has great eyes” or “great cheeks” allows me to enhance the beauty that is already there and make sure you always look natural and like yourself!

Female facial plastic surgeons are a rare breed

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