As women age and go through various stages of their lives it can become rather difficult to embrace the changes physically that her body may be going through. Dr. Kim helps women understand that hormonal shifts in their body can cause stubborn fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise. Women often see these appear on their outer thighs,lower back, and abdomen. Dr. Kim as an artist and surgeon is uniquely qualified to actually sculpt the body carefully removing fat from areas that detract from the overall attractiveness and proportionate shape. Dr. Kim uses liposuction as an effective method of targeting the specific fat cells that do not belong. Patients must commit to being good about diet and exercise in order to preserve the results long-term. Just because women age it does not mean they have to accept a shape that is no longer pleasing to them. According to The Los Angeles Times from hair-color treatments to Botox to surgical mommy makeovers, it seems there is no limit to the ways women can try to hold on to their fading youth. But are these healthy self-improvements or simply vain attempts to look younger?
It depends on whether women can accept that aging is a natural part of life, says Vivian Diller, a New York City psychologist and coauthor of the 2010 book Face It: What Women Really Feel as Their Looks Change. In a recent interview, the 58-year-old former model and ballet dancer discussed ways that women can achieve a healthy self-image as they get older.