Celebrities often set the pace for new cosmetic and plastic surgery trends that take off. The latest aesthetic rage is full, thick, bushy brows, like the Kardashians and Megan Fox and patients who have the cash are willing to pay between $4K – $8K to get a brow transplant. Imagine that!
You have probably seen the reality TV shows featuring the usual suspects, housewives who look like Barbie, and earn bragging rights by going under the knife or visiting their plastic surgeon for a nip, tuck, injection or laser treatment. I seems like a competition, when you look at the number of show where women air their personal pursuits of perfection. Men too! It is becoming common-place to seek cosmetic and plastic surgery treatments to “keep up” with a new standard, set by “reality television.” It seems ironic to some, but it is the new trend. Women want to look ageless, young, curvy, sexy and perky. Men are taking a harder look at their distinguished wrinkles, and erasing them with injections and treatments. Times certainly have changed.
Ontario Ruling Not In Favor of Surgeon May Cost Him 155.6K In Fees and Damages: Susan Tiglao went to Brampton Cosmetic Surgery “to look Hollywood,” cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Robert Sleightholm said he thought his client wanted to look like Pamela Anderson or a typical porn star. Apparently shocked by this interpretation, Justice Lorna-Lee Snowie ruled in favor of the plaintiff, Tiglio, which Dr. Sleightholm found outrageous as he stuck to his belief it was what Tiglao had exactly requested. Despite Dr. Sleightholm’s credentials, his reputation is now too at stake. This is a case as to why it is important patients to be informed and articulate about their specific goals with plastic surgery procedures – to get the outcomes they desire.
Social Media and the way we make ‘friends’ has changed drastically in the past 15 years. Technology has advanced from Chat rooms and dial-up connections, to immediate access to the entire world, via: MySpace, Facebook, Video Chat / Conferencing, Skype, Facetime and suddenly…the whole world knows what you look like. For some people, this is great…for many, it is a source of self-doubt and insecurity. Somehow, those extra 15 pounds we were able to ignore, or that scar on our forehead (that people who have known us for years don’t seem to notice) seem amplified. We feel ‘judged’. Read about how social media and advancing technology are driving people to plastic surgery.
Really? People will consider almost anything to modify physical flaws and imperfections of the human anatomy. Now, Dr. Oliver Zong, a New York podiatrist proclaims patients are showing interest in a new plastic surgery procedure to correct a condition he calls “toe-besity.” People with abnormally large or fat toes can have surgery to make shoes more comfortable, and their toes more appealing.
We understand – privacy is something that is dear to those under constant public scrutiny. So, when celebrities choose not to proclaim their cosmetic procedures from the highest rooftops; we can respect that. But, this new ‘trend’ of bashing plastic surgery – oftentimes by those who have been recipients; is getting downright tedious. For goodness sake, if you’re going to have it, and ‘deny, deny, deny’…fine – but, why not be a bit more discreet about ‘bad-mouthing it’, to the media? We are not SAYING that Kate Beckinsale has, in fact, undergone numerous cosmetic surgeries – but, her outspokenness against it, versus published pictures and articles that discuss her procedures (over the years)…makes us doubt her ‘Total Recall’. You be the judge…
Many patients who consider plastic surgery look at the end results first, and once they make the decision to have a procedure, just want to “get it done, already.” There are many things to consider BEFORE having surgery, such as: surgeon qualifications, experience, certifications, training and costs, and risks. Nowadays, there are more discounts and deals on plastic surgery procedures, but do your homework to make sure the surgeon is qualified and that the facility or hospital setting is accredited and safe.