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Getting Plastic Surgery for the Right Reasons

Plastic surgery is a great way to improve your appearance and make you look younger or more attractive. When you use a qualified, board-certified facial plastic surgeon, you are making a wise choice for your beauty, health and safety.

Before you decide on any procedure, however, you should think about your reasons for wanting the surgery. Here are some good (and not-so-good) reasons for getting plastic surgery.

Good Reason: To Boost Confidence

When you’re confident, it shows. You make a great impression on people both with work and in your personal life, when you can greet them comfortably with a smile and look them in the eye. Unfortunately, when you’re self-conscious about your face, this can be difficult to do. Whether you dislike your nose, eyes, ears, or another feature, or perhaps you’re unhappy with the way your face is aging, this may come across to others. People tend to hide their faces in subtle ways, look away, or even come across as unfriendly.

Plastic surgery can change that one thing you’ve always wanted to improve, or can reverse signs of aging. This is a great way to show the world an improved, more confident version of you – and your natural beauty!

Bad Reason: To Impress Someone Else

Everyone has their own unique features that make them who they are. But sometimes, others may criticize others’ appearance or tell them they should “fix” something. This is not a good reason to have plastic surgery. Any kind of cosmetic procedure should be done for you and no one else – otherwise, you may resent the person later or be unhappy with the change.

If you decide to have plastic surgery, it should be for yourself – so you feel great when you look in the mirror each day.

Good Reason: To Be the Best Version of You

A skilled facial plastic surgeon will be able to enhance your beauty in a way that complements your face. It’s still you – only better. Many people decide to have plastic surgery because they want to look younger or more radiant. These are often realistic expectations, and your surgeon can help you decide which procedures will allow you to be the most beautiful version of yourself.

Bad Reason: Major Life Changes

A divorce, breakup, death in the family, or similar situation can be very hard to cope with. Some people think that having plastic surgery will make them feel better – but this is often not the case. First, you should work through your emotions in a healthy way and maybe going through medical help if needed. Then, when your life has calmed down, consider a consultation if you still wish to have plastic surgery.

At our Houston plastic surgery practice, we strive to help our patients discover the best version of themselves! Your face is your most important feature, so don’t trust it to just anyone. Dr. Michel Siegel has years of experience and expertise and is double board-certified in facial plastic surgery. For more information about what we can do for you, please contact our Houston office to schedule a consultation.


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May 1, 2020 Update:

Our office has reopened as of Monday, April 27th and we are following the recommended guidelines for maximum safety.

  • To make this transition as safe as possible, and to comply with physical distancing, we will be limiting the number of people in the waiting room to only one person.
  • To prevent having multiple people in the waiting room, we will space out appointments.
  • To minimize personal contact please be punctual for your appointment.
  • Please be on time for your appointment. If you are early, please wait in your car. If you are running late please call the office at 832-900-4818, so we can make proper arrangements.
  • For new patients, please fill out all your new intake forms at home. We will send you a link for registration when you make an appointment.
  • Patients must wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth when in the waiting room or walking back to the exam room.
  • If you are wearing gloves, please remove them when you arrive, we will provide you with hand sanitizer.

Please contact our office with any questions you have!

-Dr. Siegel & Staff

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