Beauty & The Art of Beautification
August signifies the pinnacle of summer, and what better time to reflect and appreciate all that has passed. July 2007, an exciting educational trip to the USA to meet and learn from some of the world’s most reputable cosmetic surgeons and doctors, amongst them esteemed Parisian plastic surgeon Dr. Pierre Francois Fournier. Dr Fournier is the co-inventor of liposuction and lipo-filling techniques. He is considered by most as the founding father of modern aesthetics. He has written many books about beauty and proportions and has taught much of the world about beauty. During our training with him, his personable demeanour and approachability made our meetings enjoyable to say the least.
One evening the three of us had a great conversation about beauty and the impacts thereof. I remember the humble passion that he exuded and would serve to be a great mentor and a source of enduring inspiration. We discussed the organic nature, the psychology, the skills of beautification and the consequences of beauty.
The art of beautification runs deep and we are all so uniquely special in our innate features and mannerism. The beauty of cosmetic medicine lies in the art of enhancing the natural attributes of each person so that it illustrates the best version of themselves at that point in time.
Beauty’s worse enemy is gravity and the art of lifting, relaxing and reflating are some of the important tools for systemic rejuvenation. We are truly blessed to live in an era where we have all these highly effective tools with amazing properties (including Botox ®, Dermal Fillers, Belkyra, Bio-identical hormones, etc.) at our disposal to help defy gravity and the aging process.
In the pursuit of happiness and contentment, the majority of us would like to look and feel fantastic, both physically and mentally. It is to correct the correctable and enhance our natural attributes. Personally, there is nothing more satisfying than bringing a smile to a client’s face, making somebody look and feel better and most importantly improving their self esteem and confidence.
Praven Chetty, MD, CCFP, DPD, DAAAM
Medical Director @ Cerulean Medical Institute, Kelowna, BC.