When Striving for External Validation Goes Too Far

From the Show: Rewired Radio
Summary: How do you know if you're someone who is a good candidate for plastic surgery?
Air Date: 9/24/15
Duration: 10 Minutes
Guest Bio: Sheila Nazarian, MD
Optimized-SHEILA-179Dr. Sheila Nazarian is a board ­certified, Beverly Hills plastic surgeon trained in cosmetic surgery, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, hand and burns surgery. Her top-notch education, experience, commitment and dedication in the field of plastic surgery and to her patients have earned her an excellent reputation. 

She attended Columbia University in New York and graduated with a BA in economics with a premedical concentration. From there, she matriculated into Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She then matched into a combined plastic surgery residency at the University of Southern California. 

Dr. Nazarian earned a Masters in Medical Management (MMM) at USC’s Marshall School of Business during her research years as well. As a result, she developed and launched an organic line of skincare products for pregnant and lactating women. As a mother of three, she felt a need for safe and luxurious skin care products for this time in a woman’s life. 

Between her general surgery and plastic surgery years, she served as the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery’s Clinical Research Fellow for two years where she published multiple journal articles and presented at national meetings. She continues to serve as a mentor at USC in her work as assistant professor. 

Dr. Nazarian understands that appearance and self­confidence interplay. She enjoys improving a patient’s appearance as this often improves quality of life. Her meticulous eye for detail reflects the artistry that distinguishes. Dr. Nazarian’s work as a plastic surgeon and her commitment to achieving natural­looking outcomes that blend well with the patient’s overall facial or body proportions.
When Striving for External Validation Goes Too Far
​Dr. Sheila Nazarian’s patients come to her because they want to change the way they look.

Erica gives an in­-depth understanding of how Dr. Nazarian assesses if someone is a good candidate for plastic surgery.

What kind of emotional and psychological profiles are a good fit?

How does she work with patients who are emotionally struggling and looking at physical alterations for the answer?

How does she help patients who may have an unhealthy dependency on cosmetic surgery?

Listen in to find answers to all of these and more.