"L&M" a medical journal dedicated to "aesthetic health
The "concept of care" in the context of "aesthetic health" takes into account the "concept of self" where "self-image" plays a predominant role.
This concept of care of today's medicine must integrate an aesthetic dimension in the practice of all medical acts.
Because the patients' demand, whether explicit or not, is constantly increasing, even demanding.
- It is most often a question of responding to a request for aesthetic care aimed primarily at correcting the negative effects of aging of the tissues, whether they are surface or structural.
- We often speak of transformative medicine and anti-aging medicine, which has its place, but which is not exclusive, because it is also a matter of correcting birth defects or acquired defects deemed unsightly, even in young subjects, and more and more so in women as in men.
- But it is also about actively participating in the early prevention of tissue aging by integrating hygienic and dietary measures, sports and cultural activities within the framework of wellness medicine.
The negative effects of the body's appearance that are considered unsightly are felt as suffering: it is legitimate and ethical to try to respond to them in the least aggressive and most durable way possible.
Health professionals trained in these disciplines are able to listen attentively and positively to patients who are looking for the best medical and/or surgical solution for aesthetic purposes.
This medical solution chosen with care and tact will allow the patient to be in agreement with his idealized and corrected body image in phase with his expectations.
Dr. Jean-Marc Chardonneau is the editor of the new magazine "Look & Medicine" with the help of a Scientific Committee composed of renowned personalities both in France and internationally.