Episode summary introduction:
The thing about beauty is that it’s a fad. Like Heidi Klum used to say, “One day you're in. The next day you're out..”
The reason why the statistics above are from 2019 is because we wanted a more accurate depiction of what the world of plastics was like before COVID. Remember, when the pandemic began ALL elective procedures were canceled.
As you can imagine there is not a lot of documented information on this subject. The ones performing the illegal, black-market cosmetic enhancements aren’t raising their hands to tell their stories. The one medical article we came across only had 28 cases.
Licensing for cosmetic surgery as MD, what you need to know.
Outro: Buyer Beware
Only and always use board-certified plastic surgeons.
Do your homework
Talk to multiple providers
Review their experience
Talk about the realistic outcomes, risks and/or v. benefits of the planned procedure
Make sure that the procedure(s) are performed in accredited facilities and with the appropriate staff and safety equipment