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Your Body: What Cosmetic Procedures Are Right for You?

By DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

Are you sagging here, a little wrinkle there? What procedures are safe and cheap, and how do you know if it’s right for you?

Before I’m a doctor, I’m a woman. I have to look in the mirror every single morning and I often times will literally scream in horror.

So when I talk to patients about what they want to do, if it’s not safe for me to try I would never recommend it to any women out there.

There are many safe, effective treatments that a cosmetic dermatologist or doctor can do.

But first, you want to make sure that doctor is board certified. You also want to ask, “What are the risks?” and, “How often do you do this procedure?”

And with cosmetic surgery and aesthetics, less is truly more. You don’t want to look like you’re 20 when you’re 50. You want to look like the best 50-year-old that you can be.

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