The next time you can spare a minute, have a look in the mirror. What do you see in your reflection? How would you describe yourself? How do you perceive your body? This perception is your body image, or what you think you see in the mirror.
Many people base their body image on what they see in the media. Many women want to be thin and have pronounced “assets” much like fashion doll Barbie. Young men want bulging biceps and washboard abs.
Did you know…
If Barbie was a real woman she would be 5’9″ tall, have a 39″ bust, an 18″ waist, 33″ hips and a size 3 shoe.
At Aguirre Specialty Care we encourage you to maintain your own standard of beauty. Healthy, strong, active bodies are beautiful, and each one is wonderfully unique. We believe we should all base our body image on how we feel. When our body feels healthy and strong, then our body image should be as well. We don’t believe in comparing our body to supermodels or celebrities, or even to our friends who have naturally different body shapes. Instead, we believe in being our own personal best, improving what we wish and enhancing our natural beauty as we like.
Dr. Oscar A. Aguirre, Medical Director of Aguirre Specialty Care says, “The media certainly does not represent a realistic image of beauty, especially for women. At Aguirre Specialty Care we strive to enhance an individual’s natural beauty and spend a considerable amount of time discussing what is realistically achievable. For example, my patients are not lead to believe that they will actually look like Angelina Jolie after receiving lip injections. They will look like their personal best, which in my opinion, is far more beautiful.”