Valentine’s Day is fast approaching – and with it the inexorable wave of cutesy cards, roses, chocolates and too many heart emojis to mention. And while we’re all for celebrations of love, perhaps it’s time we turned our attention to someone closer to home: namely, ourselves.

Last year’s Weight Watchers’ Body Confidence Report revealed that despite receiving positive emotional support and empowerment from partners, two in five women (41% report) admit to being self-conscious during sexual activities. While Weight Watchers copped some flak about the ad campaign it launched linking dieting to intimacy issues, it did raise an important point: being unhappy with your body has far-reaching consequences.

“How we feel about our bodies has the ability to impact every aspect of our lives,” said sexologist and relationship expert Dr Nikki Goldstein. “What a woman is feeling about herself can have a huge impact on her, including between the sheets. Everything from sexual position to keeping the lights on, to being focused on what her partner is thinking can often stop her from experiencing real pleasure and enjoying the moment.”

Dr Rohit Kumar at Sydney Cosmetic Sanctuary always maintains that “great plastic surgery does not create beauty, it merely enhances features to display the beauty that was always present”, and the many testimonials from his clients attest to new-found appreciation and confidence in their bodies.

This Valentine’s Day, Sydney Cosmetic Sanctuary is offering:

♥ Receive a CoolSculpt cycle for just $600 (saving $300!)
♥ Book and pay for a course of skin needling before the end of February for $200 off each session, for as many as you want in the year (recommended minimum four per year).
♥ $320 for a new-patient dental appointment* – that’s a saving over $150 (includes clean and fluoride). Book and pay prior to the appointment for a free take-home whitening!
♥ Get 15% off all anti-wrinkle injection and fillers if booked and paid for before February 14.

Just give Sydney Cosmetic Sanctuary a call or check out the website for more details. And here’s to loving yourself this year!

*Fixed and non-refundable price, including X-rays, check-up, clean, consult and fluoride. If covered, you will receive a rebate from your private health fund.