I have written about how reality television fails to disclose the risks of plastic surgery. Now let me be clear that over the year, cosmetic surgeons have learned new techniques, there are better tools and devices available, and medical science has made many advancements. Thus, surgery is ten times safer than it was 25 years ago. That is why you can have a procedure done within a matter of hours and go home the same day. In fact you can have the so-called lunch time face lifts. But television programs, that are really entertainment, may give an impression that surgery is like getting a full body massage.
“The profile of all those Extreme Makeover-type programmes has given people the wrong idea about plastic surgery. The editing process doesn’t show the pain patients endure, the risks of any kind of major surgery or the fact the final results are not guaranteed to last or change your life,” says New Zealand style Diva Paula Ryan who is proud to say she has never been under the surgeon’s knife. She was speaking to Thread magazine.
Not that women in New Zealand are really going crazy about cosmetic surgery. According to a survey, about 20% of women might consider it since they are generally happy with their figures. And what would these 20% women like? Surgery in the thighs, buttocks, and hips.
But what does Ryan recommend women do? She believes in “wellness” – the term for taking care of your body and mind.
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