People Are Changing Their Faces Now More Than Ever!
FHM Magazine South Africa|April 2021
People are changing their faces now more than ever!

Ever since the pandemic hit us around the world, people have had to do more video chats, video work conference calls, and show their faces on-screens more than ever before. Because of this, people are starting to notice and be self-conscious about their necks being too big, their eyelids are droopy, their cheeks being too puffy, their lips need more filler, their nose is not looking quite right, and much, much more!

With this new facial cosmetic surgery trend taking place now more than ever - for both males and females - FHM turned exclusively to Dr. Daria Hamrah, who is one of the most popular and famous Oral and Maxillofacial / Facial Cosmetic Surgeons in America. For years Dr. Hamrah has worked with some of the biggest stars and people to perform Rhinoplasty, Face and Neck Lifts, and FaceTite / NeckTites. And during COVID-19 he's seen a huge increase in patients wanting to change their faces.

From what celebrities people want to look like, to what trends males are going under the knife to get done, plus how he still finds time in the middle of the pandemic to give back, FHM went face-to-face with Dr. Hamrah!

When did you decide and know you wanted to help impact the world and go into the medical field to become a facial cosmetic surgeon?

Ever since I was a kid I loved helping others. I know it sounds cliché but thinking back, that’s what I remember. When someone got hurt, I was the first to get a Band-Aid and put it on the wound. If two people were in a quarrel I found joy in trying to help resolve their problem. Looking at what brings me joy today, it’s the same reason that motivates me to treat my patients every day – compassion! I always thought I became a doctor because my father was a doctor, but when I was asked by a student a few years ago the same question (why did you become a doctor?) I had to dig deep. When I went all the way back to my childhood, it became very clear to me that the joy of helping others to feel better physically and mentally!

How I got into “cosmetic surgery” was a result of many things in my life professionally and personally coming together. My father being a physician and my mother being an artist has a lot to do with who I am and how I was influenced growing up. Both my parents fueled my passion for what I am doing today. I double majored and excelled in both art and science as I was passionate about both fields and initially could not decide on my career path. I knew that in order to be successful and happy it was important to pursue my true passion. The natural result was to become a facial cosmetic surgeon. It fulfills me both intellectually and creatively. If I was to pick my profession again, I would become a facial cosmetic surgeon. To me, it is my passion and not a job!

You have worked with some of the biggest stars. How does it feel knowing these celebrities trust you with their face, which is pretty much their money makers?

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