We want it all!
In the book, Facelift Hotel, the author Maggie Lockridge describes her experiences of tending to the rich and famous following cosmetic surgeries of all kinds. But celebrities aren’t the only ones seeking to beautify themselves. Women from everywhere, young to old, are seeking cosmetic enhancements. We want to control how we look and how we feel. So we look for the best cutting-edge cosmetic treatments.
How far will we go to achieve perfection?
In 2006 Botox was the number one cosmetic treatment, with more than 3 million procedures being performed, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. And 93% of those patients were women. But just take a look at other types of surgeries we will undergo:
Body lift, brow lift, breast lift, face lift, neck lift, thigh lift, suspension lift, tummy tuck, breast reduction or breast enlargement, liposuction, nose shaping, eyelid surgery, lip augmentation, and even vaginal augmentation.
Before going under the knife, be aware that there could be complications.
While it is true that complications from cosmetic surgery are not as common as they used to be, the fact is that they do occur. Consider the unfortunate recent death (Nov. 2007) of Kanye West’s mother, Donda West, who died following a tummy tuck and breast reduction procedure. If you are determined to follow through with cosmetic surgery, please take these precautions so as to lessen your chances of complications:
If your surgeon fails to provide any of the above, then you need to look for a new surgeon or reconsider surgery altogether. There are other signs to watch for as well that indicate you have a bad doctor:
In my opinion, a surgeon located in St. Louis, Missouri, said it best with this quote,
“A large part of looking youthful on the outside is dependent upon what you do on the inside.”