“Culturally, I come from a long line of healers, teachers and artists. So I think it's my place to be a leader in the healing industry. I also grew up in a family and a culture that believes in helping other people, ”said Shirley Madher, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon who coined the term holistic plastic surgery. "Through aesthetics, you can help people and make a tremendous impact."
From understanding why someone wants an aesthetic change to making sure they have a strong support system, he looks at the whole person and moves on to his work.
"Through them, I get information about the person, from different levels of well-being, to help me create a path with this patient that will take me to the operating room as prepared as possible," he says. "I want the person to be in the best position - mentally, spiritually, psychologically, emotionally, physically - to be able to cope with the extraordinary changes that have taken place after surgery."
And in this episode of Clean Beauty School, we will discuss in detail the many ways beauty can affect your well-being — and vice versa. I never thought that the rituals and practices of beauty were excessive and after I spoke to Madher, it only reinforced this belief.
And when I asked what is her priority for beauty? Well those were surprisingly simple: "Good nutrition is the first rule of beauty. Hydration is the second," she says. (Madhere mentions that he is not a formally trained nutritionist, but certified in Integrative Nutrition.)
And it is important to take these lessons in the broader context of beauty. He quickly noticed that obviously topical hydration and protection should not be missed - but he can’t stress enough about the importance of taking care of your whole person.
“There was a young plastic surgeon who was talking to his friend about holistic plastic surgery. He said, 'Tomorrow you won't lift your face,' said Madhere with a smile. "And he's right. It won't. But when you get that facelift, I think it will definitely help you get better. ”
Tune in to listen to our entire conversation — Even if you never have a desire to "get the job done," I assure you it's worth listening to.