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The first lady is a highly respected pillar of the United States and strives to be a good role model by promoting health and fitness, self-confidence, and other admirable values.

Her recent 50th birthday has come and gone, however, and Michelle Obama does not shy away from a topic that is highly pertinent to aging while in the public eye: plastic surgery.

Not Ruling It Out

With a stigma that is unfortunately often still associated with plastic surgery, you might think that the first lady would denounce any cosmetic modifications. However, Mrs. Obama is practical and open-minded about the issue.

In her recent interview with People magazine, she spoke about plastic surgery and BOTOX candidly and without judgment: “Women should have the freedom to do whatever they need to do to feel good about themselves… Right now, I don’t imagine that I would go that route, but I’ve also learned to never say never.” Wise words, Michelle!

Making the Decision for Yourself

No one but you can decide whether or not you are ready to undergo plastic surgery or cosmetic treatments. You should not allow anyone to push you into a decision, and it’s very important that you are comfortable and aware of the possible risks.

Surgery is a major decision that can be beneficial to self-confidence and self-esteem if done for personal reasons, but can also have a negative impact if the patient is not wholly committed to the process. Do what you need to do to feel great and don’t be embarrassed if you choose to move forward with plastic surgery. It’s no one else’s business!

Choose a Reputable Plastic or Cosmetic Surgeon

If you are interested in moving forward with cosmetic surgery, it is essential to choose a reputable and trustworthy provider. Even non-invasive procedures can go awry in the hands of unskilled providers.

For the best in plastic surgery, visit our Manhattan and Long Island plastic surgeons to learn more about the wide range of body and facial procedures we offer. Call us today to set up your free consultation. We are open evenings and Saturdays for your convenience and we offer a wide range of financing options for qualified patients.

Sources:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/15/michelle-obama-open-plastic-surgery-botox-injectio/

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/01/michelle-obama-not-ruling-out-plastic-surgery-botox/

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