Plastic surgery has long been many people’s way of enhancing their natural appearance or giving themselves the body or face they always wished they had. In 2021, over $8.7 billion were spent on aesthetic plastic surgery in just the first half of the year alone, according to data from the Aesthetic Society—and that number is expected to triple in 2022. With so much money spent on plastic surgery a year, you would think that there would be a small to no margin of error, but that is simply not the case. Overall, plastic surgery complications are rare, and according to a 2018 review of over 25,000 cases, complications occur in fewer than one percent of outpatient surgeries. Unfortunately, when it comes to botched surgeries, none are more publicized than that of celebrities.
Supermodels Janice Dickenson and Linda Evangelista have both been victims of botched plastic surgeries at one time or another. Dickinson, labeled as “The World’s First Supermodel” has admitted to having a breast enlargement, tummy tuck, neck and face-lifts as well as liposuction in the past, making her practically unrecognizable from her time on top of the modeling circuit in the 70s and 80s. More recently, Evangelista, who hasn’t been in the public eye for some time, took to social media to explain to it was due to her feeling “disfigured” from a procedure that did the opposite of what it promised. She explains, “It has sent me into a cycle of deep depression, profound sadness and the lowest depths of self-loathing. In the process I have become a recluse.”
Despite all the negative connotations associated with plastic surgery and other celebrity surgery horror stories, there are many doctors and specialists working on changing these outlooks. One of these doctors is Dr. Michael Newman. As one of Southern California’s top plastic surgeons, Newman is setting a new standard for plastic surgeons and putting many misconceptions about plastic surgery to bed. He produces high-quality results not only with his skill, but by thoroughly answering all his patients’ questions and educating them about plastic surgery along the way. The Beverly Hills-based doctor performs all the popular plastic surgery procedures, but specializes in a variety of fat transfer procedures that relocate fat from unwanted areas (usually the abdomen) to the breasts after mastectomy surgery.
In a recent interview with Gurus Magazine, Dr, Newman speaks on celebrities’ impact on plastic surgery’s overall outlook, stating, “Plastic surgery developed a bad image in the past, specifically with celebrities and others that had surgery results that appear fake or overdone. Faces pulled too tight. Breast implants that are way too big. Those images are what many of us think of when someone mentions plastic surgery. However, those of us in the field that are well trained in the art of plastic surgery understand that good plastic surgery provides natural results that appear refreshed, which is actually perfect for a celebrity’s image.” He goes on to say, “You shouldn’t be able to tell if someone had plastic surgery if you meet them for the first time, you should just think to yourself, ‘Wow, he or she looks really attractive, happy, and healthy.’ That is the result we can achieve in the right hands.”
When speaking on celebrity’s effects on plastic surgery’s outlook to the public Dr. Newman says, “Celebrities certainly feel the pressure to look their best based on their careers and the critical eyes upon them, but some of them decide to push the envelope too far leading to deformities and bad results that give plastic surgery a bad name.” He continues by stating, “The truth is that there are many celebrities who undergo plastic surgery and end up with very natural-looking, aesthetically pleasing results, but these results often go either debated or unnoticed. However, the images that get publicized in the media and get etched into our minds make many think that plastic surgery often ends another way.”
Dr. Newman assists in improving his patients aesthetically by making enhancements appear natural with modern techniques. Dr. Newman has paved the way for all women, especially those who are survivors of breast cancer, to have choices when it comes to their bodies. drnewmanbeverlyhills.com