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Today's Takeaway with Florine Mark

Jun 21, 2021

With Dr. Myra Danish, Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon


We all want to look our best. But let’s be honest… when you first saw yourself on ZOOM this past year, were you taken aback when you spotted those wrinkles and the bags under your eyes? Do you worry about how you look and think it’s time to do something about it? If so, you’re not alone. Plastic surgeons everywhere are reporting a significant increase in the number of surgical and non-invasive procedures performed on patients who just want to look better. The “ZOOM effect” is real! According to a recent article in Fortune Magazine, 64% of U.S. plastic surgeons saw an increase in consultations since before COVID-19 began.


If you want to learn more about the benefits of cosmetic procedures, then you’ll want to hear from my guest today, Dr. Myra Danish. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and double board-certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Danish is also the pioneer of the “lunchtime lift”; a popular mini facelift that can literally restore a more vibrant, youthful appearance in the time it takes to enjoy a weekday lunch outing. She’s here to tell us about the various options and how they work.


What You’ll Hear on This Episode:


  • What are the most popular cosmetic procedures right now?


  • Are all procedures done with an anesthetic in a hospital?
  • How long does the mini-facelift take and what is the recovery time frame?
  • What is the age range of the patients Dr. Danish sees?
  • Is Dr. Danish performing more surgical procedures or injectables?
  • What does Dr. Danish recommend for patients who may be fearful of a surgical procedure?
  • What is a laser facial?
  • What is Botox (and Botox-like products) and how long does it last?
  • What are fillers and how do you know which one to use?
  • Are procedures or injectables available where you can walk out of the office looking 10 years younger?
  • Are injectables safe for everyone? Who wouldn’t be a candidate?
  • How can people with acne make their skin look better?
  • What is the difference between Dr. Danish’s expertise and other doctors for injectables?
  • Dr. Danish talks about the role of social media and photoshopping in creating impractical beauty standards.


Today’s Takeaway:

Whether you’re seeking a cosmetic procedure because you’re motivated to improve your appearance on video calls or simply because you want to look better, it’s important that you’re doing it for the right reasons. First and most importantly, make sure this is something you’re doing for you and not anyone else. If you like the adorable way your eyes crinkle with smile lines or you think the shape of your nose gives you character, then don’t let anyone else convince you otherwise! You’re beautiful just as you are! But if you feel unhappy when you look in the mirror or when you see yourself on ZOOM, then it may be time for a change. Only you know what will help you feel the most beautiful inside and out. Consulting a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options might be the answer. A non-invasive treatment such as Botox or a dermal filler might be an option to help you feel better. Remember that every single day is a gift and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And the most important beholder is you. So start every day by finding one thing about your appearance that you like. For example, do you like the way your legs look in the jeans you’re wearing today? Or do you feel the freckles on your face make you look younger? Go ahead! Talk to the mirror and tell yourself how good you look! Or if you want some change, consult a good plastic surgeon or dermatologist. I talk to the mirror every single day! We all need to be our #1 cheerleader. I’m Florine Mark and that’s “Today’s Takeaway.”



“The aging process is really based on your genetics, on your skin type, on your lifestyle.” — Dr. Danish


“There’s really a number of fillers and the way I choose it is just based on the patient's anatomy and their needs to look more youthful.” — Dr. Danish


“You can look 10 years younger with skillful injections.” — Dr. Danish


Brought to You By:

Florine Mark

Mentioned in This Episode: 

Dr. Myra Danish