In a September episode of The Talk, which Julie Chen co-hosts, she revealed that she underwent plastic surgery almost 20 years ago in order to get rid of her “Asian eyes”. The boss she had worked for at that time pointedly told her that her Chinese look made her look bored and disinterested while doing interviews, thus aborting any future chances for her to earn an anchor’s role at the station.

Plastic SurgeryHowever, it was not until a big-time agent had suggested that she get plastic surgery to make her eyes look bigger that she finally took the plunge to go under the knife, even as the decision divided her family. Through the years, Ms. Chen worked her way from news correspondent to news anchor (and host) of several programs in a major network.

In that segment, which was written up in US Weekly, Ms. Chen affirmed that she harbors no regrets. “No one’s more proud of being Chinese than I am… And I have to live with the decisions I’ve made. Every decision I’ve made…it got

[me] to where we are today, and I’m not going to look back.”

A study conducted by Dr. Jürgen Margraf, an Alexander von Humboldt Professor for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy found that patients whose “physical appearance had been surgically altered,” showed more positive effects in terms of “enjoyment of life, satisfaction, and self-esteem.” The study also suggested that because most patients understand that plastic surgery offer no guarantees, they do not raise any unrealistic goals before or after the surgery.

The desire to sculpt a well-chiseled body or face through plastic or cosmetic surgery is not coveted by women alone. Increasingly, male patients are exploring surgery options that could benefit them as well. A reputable Tijuana plastic surgery program from established medical offices like CosMed Plastic Surgery Center can offer male patients as reliable a service as any, such as face rejuvenation, cosmetic surgery for weight loss, and body chiseling for tighter and more angular chest and stomach.

Other common conditions why men undergo noninvasive cosmetic procedures or plastic surgery in Tijuana include gynecomastia (enlargement of breast tissues in men) and hair transplant. Whatever the profound need for treatment or reconstruction, change is inevitable. With success, patients can reasonably expect that, beyond their physical well-being, their psychological health should experience better days ahead, as well.

(Article Excerpt and Image from: Julie Chen Reveals She Got Plastic Surgery to Look Less Chinese: See the Before and After Pictures,, September 12, 2013)