Regardless of your physical appearance, the number one most attractive quality a person can have is self-confidence. Those people that hold their heads up high and have a bounce in their step are hard not to notice. If your physical appearance is the one thing that holds you back from having that necessary confidence, can you benefit from cosmetic surgery? At our San Diego practice, that’s one of our main goals in helping patients: to feel better about themselves.
Physical Appearance and Psychology
The role of physical appearance as it affects our mental state is an intriguing question. Some argue that the focus on physical beauty in the media is responsible for making almost everyone feel that they aren’t attractive enough.
Yet, most studies indicate that there are a variety of factors contributing to the way we perceive our self-image. If you have a different build from the rest of your family, that may affect your body perception. Experiences in school like teasing or bullying can also impact the way we view ourselves. And, of course, every individual has his or her own personal idea of what entails attractiveness, and people often find themselves lacking in comparison; we are often our own worst critics.
Benefits of Surgery
Finding the right cosmetic surgeon in the San Diego area, one who is familiar with the impact self-image has on self-esteem, can be invaluable in your quest to feel better about your body. Imagine that one feature that you think is holding you back from feeling great about your appearance. Now, imagine that feature is changed to your ideal. What does your life look like now? How do you feel about yourself?
Even a minor procedure can make a huge shift in your mental attitude, leading to the most attractive quality of all: self-confidence.
Dr. Alexander received his Medical Degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, one of the country’s first medical schools, and then had five years of intensive general surgery training at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, serving as chief resident in 1993-1994. There he was one of two residents honored “Outstanding Teacher” by the Whitehead Society.
After becoming Board Certified in General Surgery, Dr. Alexander attended the University of California San Francisco, one of the premiere Plastic Surgery programs in the United States. There he completed two additional years of residency training in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Alexander is double board certified in Surgery and Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Alexander specializes in facial rejuvenation, and was the first surgeon in California to perform the QuickLift,™ a revolutionary surgical procedure that takes years off the face with less downtime than traditional facelifts. He is a specialist in chemical peels and laser surgery and was selected to author the chapter “Facial Resurfacing” in Plastic Surgery, the premiere textbook of the specialty. He also specializes in facial cancer reconstruction and endoscopic, minimally-invasive procedures, publishing his own original research about endoscopic plastic surgery. He lectures in medical forums and has presented his results at both national and international surgical meetings.