JON E. MENDELSOHN AND DR. SUSAN J. MENDELSOHN
WEIGH IN ON HEIDI MONTAG’S PLASTIC SURGERY
Cincinnati, Ohio –January 27, 2010 —The dynamic brother-sister team of Dr. Jon E. Mendelsohn and Dr. Susan (Susie) J. Mendelsohn both run successful practices right here in Cincinnati. He is a busy double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and Medical Director of Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center, and she is a licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, a best-selling author, and a consultant for eDiets.com, which is read by millions of subscribers daily.
The duo have been listening to the endless media coverage surrounding reality TV star Heidi Montag’s controversial plastic surgeries, and want their voices to be heard. Although their medical backgrounds and training may be different, the brother sister team agrees that no amount of plastic surgery is going to fix a person who is unhappy on the inside.
“In recent interviews, Montag has revealed that she is undergoing psychological counseling for low self esteem, something that she feels she should have done prior to rushing into her 10 plastic surgeries, says Dr. (Susie) Mendelsohn. “She went as far to admit that she felt she had done things backwards, and that she should have found peace on the inside, before resorting to altering virtually every inch of her 23 year-old body.”
(Susie) Mendelsohn added, “Don’t get me wrong, I refer patients to my brother as he is undoubtedly the best facial plastic surgeon in town. I am all in favor of reducing wrinkles, and rejuvenating one’s facial appearance – what woman isn’t? My point is that a patient shouldn’t use plastic surgery to try to fix their emotional problems or low self-esteem. They need to find their beauty from within, and when they do so, the inner and outer appearance will go hand-in-hand.”
Says Dr. (Jon) Mendelsohn, “I love helping my patients look rejuvenated and refreshed, with a natural-looking appearance. However, I agree wholeheartedly with Susie that I would not be inclined to perform a surgery on a patient who I suspect has serious psychological issues that need to first be addressed, as is likely the case with Ms. Montag. The inner and outer appearance must be congruent, and no amount of plastic surgery in the world is going to fix low self-esteem.”
(Jon) Mendelsohn added, sadly enough, Ms. Montag will undoubtedly continue to find plastic surgeons who are willing to perform a never-ending array of surgical procedures and continually alter her beautiful physique in her quest to find inner happiness. She really needs to work on her self-esteem first. I hope that she continues to seek psychological counseling.”