We’ve all done it.
In a movie theater, a trailer plays. Some well-known actress appears on screen, looking wonderful despite the fact she has been a leading lady for decades. The natural reaction – whether it’s said aloud or simply thought silently – is, “She must have had some work done.” Maybe she has. Maybe she hasn’t. But one assumption that thought process might lead to is that cosmetic procedures, surgical and non-invasive alike, are something meant only for the Hollywood elite. That assumption is wrong. Cosmetic procedures, today more than ever, are a viable option for everyone. SAG card not required.
It’s more than getting rid of the notion that one has to be a celebrity to be able to consider a cosmetic procedure. What tends to go hand-in-hand with the celebrity assumption is money. The prevailing thought is unless you’re rich, cosmetic procedures aren’t a realistic option. Even if that used to be the case,it isn’t anymore. As the technology and methods involved for cosmetic procedures continues to evolve, the cost for the patient continues to become less and less of a blockade to those who aren’t rich, aren’t celebrities. In fact, even as far back as 2005, a study found that nearly 30 percent of people considering plastic surgery within the next two years reported household incomes of less than $30,000. Another 41 percent had incomes ranging from $31,000 to $60,000.
As for the age of patients, that same study found very wide-ranging results. People between the ages of 18 and 29 made up about 26 percent of the survey respondents, 38 percent were aged 30 to 49, and 36 percent were 50 or older. In other words, there’s most definitely no rule that says you must be of a specific age to consider cosmetic surgery. Hollywood leading ladies can “get work done” when they’re young, old, or in between – and so can you.
Need more examples of “normal” folks opting for cosmetic procedures? How about moms? If you have had kids yourself, you already know that the blessing of motherhood can also come with a bit of a downside as far as your body is concerned. Pregnancy takes its toll on a woman’s body. That’s unavoidable. The breasts, stomach, legs, and other areas of the body might feel the effects most, and it might prove difficult or even impossible to return to pre-pregnancy form after all is said and done.
Diet and exercise are always recommended, but for moms trying to get their pre-pregnancy bodies back, it isn’t always enough. That is why moms should be perfectly at ease turning to procedures like breast augmentations, liposuction, and other body contouring.
Finally, as we enter the summer months, and school kids go on their annual vacation – don’t be surprised when the teachers take advantage of the time off to have a cosmetic procedure done. Teachers, after all, work hard! They’re the ones who deal with our kids all day, so it shouldn’t be all that surprising that some of them wind up looking tired. And it shouldn’t be all that surprising that some of them don’t like looking tired all the time! Naturally, then, for teachers, the summer months offer the chance to get a cosmetic procedure done, have ample time to recover, and report to the first day of school in the fall feeling better than ever.
Now, at GLOW Surgical Arts in Redwood City, we certainly wouldn’t turn away (insert the name of your favorite actress here that you suspect has had “some work done”), but we also don’t need celebrities for patients. And you shouldn’t feel like, because you’re not an A-list actress or filthy rich, you can’t consider cosmetic procedures that might improve both your body and self-image. In fact, all that’s “required” of you to look into cosmetic procedure options is for you to ask. And that’s free. Call us ((650) 241-2209) or schedule a no-obligation consultation today. Nobody will ask to see your SAG card, we promise.
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