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Today's Takeaway with Florine Mark

Jul 18, 2022

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


According to a published report by The Aesthetics Society, Americans spent over $9 billion on plastic surgery in 2020. In 2021, that figure of $9 billion was easily surpassed. The carefully staged images we continue to see on social media lead to an unrealistic desire for patients who wanted to surgically enhance their features or resemble their favorite celebrities. Over the past two years, face lifts, eye lifts, and rhinoplasties are the most commonly requested procedures. In addition, the growing ability for people to work from home makes it far easier to take a few days off to recover post-surgery.


The latest trend in plastic surgery today is moving away from copying celebrity features, and instead embracing a patient’s individuality. Patients still want to look like themselves, but with an improved and more natural, individualized look. If you’re contemplating getting some work done to enhance your physical beauty, it’s important to be realistic about the desired outcome.


If you want to learn more about the benefits of cosmetic procedures, then you’ll enjoy this week’s updated episode featuring a 2021 interview with Dr. Myra Danish. Dr. Danish provides a great insight into the world of plastic surgery, how to know if you are a candidate for a cosmetic procedure, and the different options available today.


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?
  • All too often, plastic surgeons face the unenviable task of informing patients that what they’re asking for just isn’t attainable. Instead, manage your expectations.
  • What is the age range of the patients Dr. Danish sees?
  • Is Dr. Danish performing more surgical procedures or injectables?
  • Dr. Danish is seeing more men than ever before.
  • 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?
  • What is Hyaluronic Acid and what are some of the benefits we are seeing in the category?
  • 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 yourself 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 are 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


“Every face is unique.” — Dr. Danish


“Everybody in aging loses volume.” — Dr. Danish


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


“When you are an injector, it’s very important to know your in and out.” — Dr. Danish 


“You don’t want an injector who is not experienced or doesn’t know what to do.” — Dr. Danish


“In my office, we call it the injectable lunchtime lift.” — Dr. Danish 


“The media and social media is so active in the lives of the younger people and really I think erodes the self-esteem of younger women, because they keep redefining what is beautiful and what is sexy; and that’s a problem.” — Dr. Danish


“So much of the pictures that are shown are photoshopped and retouched.” — Dr. Danish 


“Everybody should look normal, natural, themselves, but their best self.” — Dr. Danish


Brought to You By:

Florine Mark

Mentioned in This Episode: 

Dr. Myra Danish