Watch out these most shocking side effects of plastic surgery before take an appointment. Surgeons will never want you to know these insights of plastic surgery simply they want to grow their business and want to attract more and more customers…yup customers, not humans! Here we go.
You’re More Likely to Die from Lipo than a Car Crash
Proportionally, more people die from having liposuction treatment than from car crashes. According to the FDA, the rate of deaths from auto accidents is 16 per 100,000 crashes, yet deaths from liposuction can reach as high as 20 per 100,000 surgeries.
Surgeons Consult Over Text
Believe it or not, telemedicine, which allows for remote consultation via technology, is huge in the plastic surgery trade. Surgeons say that telemedicine helps reduce overhead, allows them to tap into a network of experts around the world, and eases communication with clients.
Five studies showed that telemedicine pre-surgical consultations were accurate 90% or more of the time. But how scary would it be to find out your surgery is being done by someone who won’t even see you in person first?
The Dracula Beauty Treatment
UVB photo-biological stimulation therapy may sound like a legitimate way to boost your health and energy. But what about its nickname, vampire therapy? Would you be willing to drop over $300 for an invasive treatment with that name? In UVB therapy, surgeons extract a small amount blood from your body using a tube, which is then exposed to UV light and siphoned back into your veins.
By irradiating the blood, the procedure is said to improve the immune system, boost energy levels, and in the worst case, give you fangs. Joking aside, many health experts doubt the treatment works and warn that it may be dangerous due to a lack of safety standards.
Aggressive Sales Tactics
With plastic surgery now a $10 billion business, some surgeons are using sales agents and publicists to scrounge up as many clients as possible. The number of procedures performed on men has increased by 121% (and on women it’s another 208%) in the past 15 years. But a former patient coordinator reported that she was expected to schedule 25 breast augmentations or 12 facelifts per month. She said that “the number one rule was that I must never let a potential client leave without handing over a deposit for surgery,” regardless of how beautiful she thought they were.
Because plastic surgery is so expensive, women who want to have “better bodies” have taken to attending in-home pumping parties, in which unlicensed amateurs inject silicon into each other. Apryl Michelle Brown attended one of these parties in 2004. She later found out that the solution injected into her buttocks was not medical-grade silicon, but DIY bathroom sealant. After two years, the sealant was poisoning her from the inside, requiring 27 surgeries to save her life, including amputations of her buttocks, hands and feet.
South Korea: Plastic Surgery Capital of the World
One out of every five South Korean woman under the age of 50 has gotten some sort of plastic surgery, according to surveys. So, when a photo of 20 Miss Korea 2013 finalists popped up on the internet and each of them looked practically identical, the photo demonstrated how pervasive the country’s obsession with the practice has become. However, it was later revealed that the striking similarity was due to excessive Photoshopping, although the aggressive trend in South Korea is no less alarming and popular.
Credit Card Debt
Because elective surgery is not covered by insurance, its hefty six-figure price tags often have to be covered via credit card. But predatory lending practices have landed some companies in hot water, with some marketing the cards as having no interest but then charging it retroactively. In some rare cases, surgeons have been in cahoots with the card lenders to charge a procedure on the health care card before any work is done.
Addicted To a New Face
While there are physical dangers in any surgery — elective or otherwise — there is a hidden danger in cosmetic surgery: addiction. A psychiatric condition known as body dysmorphic disorder can force victims to obsess over a part of their body that will never be “perfect” enough. BDD strikes 2% of the population, but runs more prevalently (15%) among those who visit dermatology and cosmetic surgery clinics.
Former model Alicia Douvall has undergone over 350 operations and is now an unofficial spokesperson for BDD. “I lied to get money [for plastic surgery procedures] just like a drug addict would,” she told The Daily Mail. Plastic surgeons are supposed to detect BDD in potential patients, but some either can’t see or ignore the warning signs.
Not All Doctors Are Plastic Surgeons
More and more doctors trained in other medical fields like vision and dentistry are offering complicated and risky elective surgery to tap into the lucrative industry. Some venture into the practice after observing trained surgeons over the course of just a few days.
Weight Loss Tongue Patch
No matter how hard you exercise, it’s nearly impossible to drop 30 pounds in a month. Thanks to the Chugay Tongue Patch, however, such a feat can now allegedly be achieved. The stamp-sized patch is surgically weaved into your tongue, which makes eating solid food extremely painful. During the time the mesh is in place, a patient can only consume liquid sustenance. What’s harder to swallow is the $2,000 necessary to get the procedure and the discomforting fact that the FDA has yet to approve the technique.
Wide Awake and Under the Knife
Cosmetic surgery patients’ worst nightmare is waking up mid-surgery. But that very thing is being sold off by penny-pinching surgeons as a new cost-effective way to get work done. To bypass the cost of using anesthesiologists, surgeons have marketed Awake cosmetic surgery as a way for patients to have input as they’re operated on. But with only a cocktail of drugs and local anesthesia to keep the pain away, many patients have experienced excruciating pain and still must sit through the rest of the procedure.
Plastic Surgery Vacation Packages
With rising health care costs in the U.S., many potential plastic surgery patients are turning abroad for cheaper prices and more “comprehensive” procedures. Medical tourism is big business, with patients enjoying cruises, spa treatments, and exotic locations along with their procedures. The upfront savings may mask years of hidden costs, however.
For starters, only 1,500 surgeons overseas have been certified by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and not all of them operate in countries with malpractice laws. This is not to say that non-certified surgeons are necessarily unskilled, but without this certification, patients are taking a chance.
Hope you will think thousand times before going ahead to a surgeon after reading this…