surgery - face lift
do you need to know about face lift procedures?
Summary: As we
get older, out facial skin sags. This can be
corrected by a cosmetic/plastic surgery procedure
called "face lift." Essentially,
the surgeon stretches the facial skin giving you a
more youthful look. This article discusses
the pros and cons of plastic surgery and
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While in general reality television has been a hit on a global basis, it has been particularly popular in the United States and parts of Europe. And one of the most popular genre is medical reality television, or more specifically, plastic surgery. In the United States, where two out of three people are obese and can't seem to lose
weight and baby boomers aging, plastic surgery (particularly
procedures like face lift and liposuction) has become
very popular, particularly if you can watch the action inside an operation
room right in your living room. (Related
The typical plastic surgery reality program begins like this: A plastic surgeon (though
was introduced by an
obnoxious woman, Amanda Byram, who treats the subjects of the story as some kind of pathetic, hopeless
losers) introduces the cases and provides a brief background. Then the plastic surgeon meets with the patient and often suggests more procedures than the patient
initially thought of (e.g. fat injection into
cheek implants). The cameras then arrive in the operation room and the doctor, while performing the surgery, provides running commentary. At the end, they show a perfect woman (sometimes, men) who are highly satisfied with their results, and are ready to go party or conquer the world. Rarely is it mentioned that they had to go through enormous pain or there were complications or the results were not as good as one would have liked. Well, after all it is meant to be entertainment, not a class at a medical school.
While these shows have been a boon to the plastic surgery
industry and have helped average people make up their
minds about a procedure, they are causing some concern among ethicists and the medical professionals in general.
"Reality television shows that depict surgery should not minimize the seriousness and risks of surgery and distort patient expectations," the American Medical Association House of Delegates says. "It is a physician's ethical responsibility to accurately and openly discuss the
risks and benefits of any
treatment, including surgery," said AMA Trustee Ronald M. Davis, MD. "These reality shows need to follow the same ethical principles."
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It is important to know that while
most plastic surgery goes fairly smooth, you have to understand that you are undergoing surgery and you may be under
anesthesia. There is always a likelihood that something can go wrong and there are instances of
permanent scarring and even
death due to plastic surgery
or facelift). While there is no reason to be scared and not have plastic surgery, but it is good to have an idea of what risks you are taking.
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