It used to be that people did not like their picture taken, let alone shared, but those inhibitions seem to be lessening. What is growing, however, is the interest by young people in plastic surgery. According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, more Millennials are electing to have cosmetic procedures, and the Academy attributes social media for this trend. Nearly two-thirds of facial plastic surgeon members reported an increase in business by patients under age 30.

Do women in their 20s really need Botox? Apparently they think so. Patients under 30 are choosing surgery to permanently alter noses, lips, eyes and cheekbones — all this in a quest to look like the latest supermodel or to provide a glamorized impression on their social media accounts.

What they don’t realize is that it takes more than surgery to achieve the look they desire. It takes PhotoShop or a similar design program to make the real look surreal. I think the original Dove Real Beauty video “evolution” should be required viewing in every plastic surgeon’s office before a knife or needle is picked up.

Whether it is with your cheekbones or your organization, you need to make the most out of what you have. Stop comparing yourself to others and be the best you that you can be. I doubt that Botox is required.

Thanks again bg!

About the Author leadership dots by dr. beth triplett

Dr. beth triplett is the owner of leadership dots, offering coaching, training and consulting for new supervisors. She also shares daily lessons on her leadershipdots blog. Her work is based on the leadership dots philosophy that change happens through the intentional connecting of small steps in the short term to the big picture in the long term.

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