Health Watch - Facing the Mirror: A Younger You

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When you look in the mirror, do you like what you see? This week on Health Watch, we’ll talk about what you can do to affect your reflection. If you’re considering cosmetic procedures to help you look younger, you should think back to your youth.

Plastic surgeons can shave years off your appearance. Dr. Rod Rohrich, chairman of plastic surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center, says you can help your doctor give you a more natural result if you bring photos of yourself when you were younger. Doctors have done research to better understand how we age, and they can use this knowledge while working from photos of you at a younger age to develop a treatment plan that enhances your natural beauty.

One other thing to do before you consult a board-certified plastic surgeon is to take a good look in the mirror and list the three things that bother you most about your appearance, as well as the three features you like most about yourself.


June 2011

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