Put YOUR Best Foot Forward

I was not originally going to comment on all the media hype on patients seeking rhinoplasties (nose jobs) so that they could have Kate Middleton’s nose. Unfortunately, the story does not seem to go away and I can no longer avoid it. Reports such as in this link are rampant in the media. I personally believe that when a patient seeks consultation with a plastic surgeon because they want to look like somebody else, the plastic surgeon has an obligation to dissuade the patient from that particular goal. It is OK to seek a rhinoplasty because you want your nose to look better, but not, in my opinion, because you want to look like someone else. Fortunately, a few voices are starting to at least partially articulate this more “conservative” message (view article).