SHE walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that ‘s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellow’d to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impair’d the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.
And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!
This poem by George Gordon, Lord Byron, highlights some of the timeless aspects of beauty that cosmetic surgery seeks to maintain or enhance. If the nameless grace of your eyes is half impair’d by receiving one ray the less because your eyelids droop or sag, Blepharoplasty can return them to the best of dark and bright. Or if your smiles no longer win because of deep-set brow lines, these can be corrected with a Brow Lift or with BOTOX® injections. If your skin no longer has “the tints that glow,” numerous skin treatments like Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, or Laser Skin Resurfacing can help restore it. And, sadly in these days of war and woe, so many of our minds are not at peace with all below, a lack that is shown in the wrinkles that form around our eyes and mouth, wrinkles that can sometimes be addressed with a Face Lift or Injectable Fillers.
The poem also shows that physical beauty is more than just skin-deep, that it is often taken as a sign of “goodness” or “innocence.” If you feel that your inner goodness is not being reflected, or you are being charged with a little more wild wear than is your due, you might consider contacting a plastic surgeon in your area.