Every Hands a Winner
You are all probably aware that the housewife seeking further enlargement for her already FFF breasts is from our own great state of Texas.Fortunately, the laws of the state of Texas prohibit her from receiving more silicone in her breasts. Although we as cosmetic surgeons help people achieve their personal ideals, but there is a point at which all ideals have to be balanced with reality, and the reality is that too many cosmetic surgeries can be damaging to a person’s mind and body.
We had spoken several weeks ago on this blog about body dismorphic disorder (BDD), in which a person’s view of his or her own body is so far out of line with reality that it is impossible for him or her to ever achieve an appearance that will be compatible with good self esteem.However, it does not seem that this woman has that problem.It is not that she believes she looks bad in her current appearance, but, according to her statement, “I want to look better each day, every day.Everybody’s got a dream inside, you know?And it’s good when you can make your dream come true.”
If we look at her statement, it seems more likely that she is suffering what might be termed a true “addiction” to cosmetic surgery.While some people have repeated surgeries to correct one or another flaw, others may have repeated surgeries to experience the neurochemical rewards associated with the outcome of her surgery.It’s not that she’s dissatisfied with her past surgeries.On the contrary, she has been so satisfied with the results that she wants to repeat the experience of getting those good results again and again.
The two reasons for getting cosmetic surgery might become clearer if we compare them to people with gambling problems.The BDD-afflicted person is like a gambler who plays because he or she believes that gambling can provide a solution to debts, and, for example, buys hundreds of dollars in lottery tickets instead of paying down credit card bills.This housewife is more like the gambler who is addicted to the feeling of winning, and continues to gamble to regain that feeling of coming out on top.Both types of gamblers create financial problems where none had existed before, and, as a result of their addiction end up worse off than ever.
At the Cosmetic Surgical Center, in Dallas, Texas, we believe that cosmetic surgery should contribute to a person’s overall well-being, and we will not practice surgery that we believe to be harmful.However, we also believe that there are legitimate issues of mental and physical well-being that can be addressed through cosmetic surgery.If you want to learn more about how cosmetic surgery can be a positive influence in your life, please contact Dr. Rai today for a consultation.
Dr. Vasdev Rai
Dr. Vasdev Rai has performed more than 25,000 cosmetic surgeries over his more than 30 years in practice as a Dallas plastic surgeon. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who was first certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1983. Learn More...
Dr. Surjit Rai
Dr. Surjit Rai was born and raised in Plano, Texas. Being the son of a plastic surgeon, Dr. Rai had the unique opportunity to see first-hand the impact a plastic surgeon can have. He knew at a young age that he would dedicate his life and academic career towards the goal of becoming a plastic surgeon. Learn More...