5 Plastic Surgery Guidelines You Must Know

Don Simkovich, MA
So Cal Live Work Play
6 min readApr 3, 2019

Can’t get flat abs no matter how many crunches you do? Like to gently re-shape your nose or breasts? Plastic surgery can enhance the way you look at yourself and boost your self-confidence.

This article is based on a past interview I did with Dr. Rafi Hovsepian, a triple board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills.

Ways Plastic Surgery Can Improve Quality of Life

A woman you know had breast augmentation and is pleased with her plastic surgery. Compliments are falling on her like confetti on a Super Bowl championship parade. Should you or shouldn’t you have the same procedure done?

Your last child, now a young adult, is off to college and out of the house. Raising them while pursuing your career has taken its toll on you.

You’re far more comfortable in a one-piece bathing suit versus a bikini. After all, you’re — well, you don’t even want to think about your age.

Yet, you’d really like to wear a bikini one more time. Seems silly, given all the other problems raging in the world. You’re not a vain person. Yet …what do you do?

You’re a guy who posted some pics on Facebook and a friend made a good-natured comment about a hump on your nose. The comment has stuck with you and now it’s easting away at you. Do others notice it? You’re a sales professional and yet the comment is making you self-conscious. Should you pay to get a correction?

Plastic surgery is more than skin deep and the associated procedures aren’t just reserved for Hollywood celebrities, although A-listers and their colleagues may set trends.

Dr. Rafi Hovsepain is a triple-board certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills who has counseled the Celebs, been quoted in magazines like People and featured on television shows like Entertainment Tonight.

During my talk with him he said something that I didn’t expect from someone in his profession: “There’s beauty in imperfection.”

He understands from personal experience how the surgery impacts a person’s emotional and psychological well-being. More on that later. He counsels patients in his practice to get a clear idea of how they envision their body and why they believe a procedure is…

Don Simkovich, MA
So Cal Live Work Play

Don is co-author of the Tom Stone Detective novels on Amazon and writes content for businesses. Visit Don Simkovich Amazon.