In Change Your Looks, Change Your Life, Dr. Michelle Copeland urges us to imagine how improving our appearance can increase our self-confidence, resulting in a more complete wellness -- top to bottom, inside and out. She asks us, What if? What if our lives, social and professional, could be changed for thebetter by cosmetic surgery or even a simple lunch-hour procedure? A recognized leader in the field of plastic surgery, Dr. Copeland draws on her years of clinical experience to guide readers through the myriad options for cosmetic enhancement. With input from dozens of patients, complex-sounding procedures, from face-lifts and breast surgery to liposuction and tummy tucks, are demystified and defined, enabling readers to approach their doctors with confidence and gain the knowledge necessary to make an informed decision. Change Your Looks, Change Your Life benefits from Dr. Copeland's unique perspective as one of the most prominent female plastic surgeons in the United States and the first to graduate from Harvard with a dual degree in plastic surgery and dentistry. Emphasizing individuality, self-esteem, and the power of choice, her advice is patient-focused and sensitive to the emotional and psychological aspects of cosmetic procedures. For those not ready for a major procedure, technological advances have made rejuvenating procedures like Botox injections affordable and practical solutions for more people than ever before. Simple "lunchtime fixes" such as light-laser treatments and collagen injections can be combined with topical peels and creams to banish wrinkles and improve appearance without recovery time. Dr. Copeland details these nonsurgical options, suggesting treatments for the most common cosmetic complaints. This revolution in medicine has been met with a radical change in attitude, and Change Your Looks, Change Your Life is your guide to a new generation of plastic surgery. If you are among the increasing number of men and women who want to look younger, feel healthier, and live better than you ever thought possible, Dr. Copeland's skillful advice will inspire you to take control of your own cosmetic wellness.