A Day in the Life of an Aesthetics Doctor

If a person does not find themself aesthetically pleasing, that is “easy on the eye,” there are many options he or she can try at home to enhance their looks. There are cosmetics, hair dye, fake fingernails and false eyelashes, colored contacts, and much more. What happens when these products are just not enough? People have the option of seeking help from an aesthetics doctor, commonly known as a plastic surgeon.

A doctor who practices aesthetics can change someone’s waist size, breast size, the shape of their nose and the age they appear to others. They can alter eyelids, cheekbones, derrieres, they can add hair to the head or remove hair from unwanted places permanently. They have the ability to remove scarring and freckles and anti aging tightening saggy skin. Aesthetics practices make a person appear the way they want to appear to others.

A doctor working in an aesthetics clinic meets with people day in and day out who are not happy with the way they look. The practice of medical aesthetics can change a person’s entire self-image. No doubt, being in a position like this, being able to alter a person’s outward appearance and make them feel beautiful, must put a lot of pressure on the doctor performing the procedures to do so. The job of an aesthetics doctor must also be emotionally taxing. Young girls want to fit in, and older women want to look young again. The client or patient may be aging beautifully or still developing into their body, but it is the aesthetic doctor’s job to give them what they want, necessary or not. After all, if the doctor turns away his patients, claiming they are all beautiful already, he or she would be out of a job.

After doing this for an extended amount of time, it must be hard to go out in public and not search for alterations in people and natural beauty in others. It would be hard not to look at a woman who had obviously had her nose altered and wonder what she looked like before and how the procedure had changed her. Would a position in aesthetics make someone wonder if all people are really fake and just trying to fit in? Sitting in a coffee shop, people-watching would never be the same. A beautiful person would walk by and you’d be left wondering if they had had any work done. Would a person in this profession be able to get by never having work done on themselves? Obviously the clients walking into an aesthetics clinic are concerned with appearances, so they may not trust a doctor who isn’t just as concerned with his or her own appearance.

A lot of people may believe that a person in this field is just shallow. While that may be true for some, for others in the profession, medical aesthetics is an art form that increases the quality of life for some otherwise unfortunate folks.

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