A doctor may choose their field for several reasons. For example, maybe they have innate compassion to help others, they’re success-driven, or maybe they just want the money. But most doctors will tell you that what they love most is seeing their patients smile. Boosting patient confidence is what exceeds all other aspects of the field. This is the driving force of it all. It’s the reason most doctors work so hard to achieve their goals.
Believe it or not, smiling and having a positive attitude are some of the healthiest habits you can have. Both provide numerous health benefits and create a sense of well-being. If anyone knows firsthand, it’s Dr. Rukmini “Vinaya” Rednam, our featured doctor of the month. Dr. Rednam says smiling is the ultimate way to boost self-esteem, and she exemplifies it every day at her practice (My Houston Surgeons), by maintaining a positive attitude with her patients and her team members.
The board-certified Houston plastic surgeon specializes in all areas of plastic surgery—including excess skin removal and body contouring procedures. According to Dr. Rednam, her purpose is to make people feel as confident on the outside as they do on the inside. She says it brings her abundant joy. And when you see the bright smile on her face, you can tell she genuinely enjoys the kind of work she does.
When asked about the benefits of plastic surgery, Dr. Rednam answered, “When you look good, you feel good”. But it doesn’t stop there. At her practice, Dr. Rednam and her team stress the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle even after undergoing a procedure. Working out on a regular basis and eating healthier foods are at the top of her list. She also explains that it’s important to be healthy ahead of surgery so that you can recover faster post-surgery and optimize your results.
“Self-confidence is always key.”
Dr. Rednam encourages her patients to stay as active as possible. She mentions the amount of happiness she feels when seeing her patients on social media, posting photos of themselves smiling and looking confident within their skin. “There is no greater feeling than seeing your patients, confidently displaying their satisfaction with your work.”, she says.
She added that having a positive attitude is a very important part of the healing process Here are some of Dr. Rednam’s reasons why you should stay positive and smile every day:
- It will help you live a longer, more fulfilled life
- It releases endorphins, relieving a lot of stress
- It can boost your immune system
- It can cause someone else around you to smile
- It boosts your mood
- It boosts your confidence
If those aren’t good enough reasons for you to smile, then we don’t know what to tell you. Of course, it may be easier said than done, but Dr. Rednam wants everyone to put forth the effort. She encourages people to do whatever it takes to be able to feel confident and positive almost every day, even if that means seeking out surgical options. “At My Houston Surgeons, we strive to encourage a lifestyle of happiness. And being the best version of yourself both inside and out. .”