As tomorrow will be Christmas for most of the world, I thought I would take a minute to reflect on what the spirit of this holiday season means, and how it relates to plastic surgery.
The Christmas spirit to me means going that extra mile to be a little more patient, kind, and courteous to your fellow man. Holding open the door for someone, an extra smile and wish for a nice day to a total stranger, giving to those less fortunate than yourself. Basically, the way you should behave all of the time when life doesn’t get in the way.
So what does this have to do with Plastic Surgery? While cosmetic plastic surgery is certainly about looking better, it is also a way to transform how you feel about yourself. When you look better, you feel better. When you feel better, you are more likely to be in a good mood and helpful and pleasant to others.
From my perspective, it is a time to be grateful for the opportunity to serve the Hispanic community, and to be thankful for the gifts and abilities I have been blessed with to make others more cheerful. No matter how hard I work, or if I have a difficult day, I never forget that it is a privilege, not my right, to be trusted by my patients.
Have a wonderful holiday, and try to be beautiful inside and out this season and always.