Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Plastic Surgery Gone Wrong

***This is a sponsored post, this article is written by me, opinions and views are 100% mine.

There is this television series that I saw streaming online about surgery gone wrong. The show presents cases of patients who underwent plastic surgery that went wrong and seeking reconstructive surgery to this group of doctors. Most of the cases presented in the series are mishandled cases of the previous plastic surgeon that made the procedure and eventually, facial deformities became evident. 
On my initial reaction, I was shocked by how a person suffered emotionally and physically ridicule of the public. Not being judgmental in a way, people can be rude sometimes because once you see someone in the street that looks odd or has something different especially in their facial structure one will glance and will take that second look, without knowing what happened. 

After watching one episode I went to do some readings and learn more. 

What is cosmetic surgery? 
Cosmetic Surgery: Focused on Enhancing AppearanceThe procedures, techniques, and principles of cosmetic surgery are entirely focused on enhancing a patient’s appearance. Improving aesthetic appeal, symmetry, and proportion are the key goals. Aesthetic surgery can be performed on all areas of the head, neck, and body. Since cosmetic procedures treat areas that function properly, cosmetic surgery is designated as elective. Cosmetic elective procedures are performed by doctors from a variety of medical fields, including plastic surgeons.Types of Cosmetic Surgery Procedures:
  • Breast Enhancement: Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction
  • Facial Contouring: Rhinoplasty, Chin, or Cheek Enhancement
  • Facial Rejuvenation: Facelift, Eyelid Lift, Neck Lift, Brow Lift
  • Body Contouring: Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Gynecomastia Treatment
  • Skin Rejuvenation: Laser Resurfacing, Botox®, Filler Treatments 
What is plastic surgery? 

Plastic Surgery: Focused on Repairing Defects to Reconstruct a Normal Function & AppearancePlastic surgery is defined as a surgical specialty dedicated to reconstruction of facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, and disease. Plastic surgery is intended to correct dysfunctional areas of the body and is, by definition, reconstructive in nature. While many plastic surgeons choose to complete additional training and perform cosmetic surgery as well, the basis of their surgical training remains reconstructive plastic surgery. In fact, in 1999, the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons changed its name to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons to more strongly communicate the message that “plastic and reconstructive surgeons are one and the same.”¹Types of Plastic Surgery Procedures:
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Burn Repair Surgery
  • Congenital Defect Repair: Cleft Palate, Extremity Defect Repair
  • Lower Extremity Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Scar Revision Surgery

A good example image of Rhinoplasty surgery (eg. Cosmetic Surgery)

Cleft palate deformity (eg. Plastic Surgery)

The scope that a patient can benefit in considering plastic surgery procedure: 
  1. Enhance self-confidence and self-esteem
  2. Improving appearance
  3. Young looking and positive outlook in life

Is plastic surgery safe? This might be the major factor for a patient who wishes to undergo surgery. 

Surgery can go wrong and unsafe when you bend the rules in medicine. 

Always consider the following when undergoing a surgery procedure: 

Consult a licensed doctor to will make your procedure. This will be the main factor for a successful surgery. A professional plastic surgeon went to rigorous study and experience in his specialization. 

Study the procedure, you need to know what and how the surgery will be done to you. Knowledge of the procedure can give you an idea and maybe the key to fast recovery.

Financial capability, undergoing surgery means expenses. From the doctor's professional fees, hospitalization and also days of your recovery. 

Family and friends support when someone undergoes medical confinement and procedure family and friends support is an essential part of recovery. Going through the phase of healing and getting back on track once you are checked-in and being discharged in the hospital requires family or friends support. You couldn't drive alone when you are discharged from the hospital or getting-by around the house will all the bandages and medication assistance. 

Make a firm decision! You cannot ask the doctor to stop in the middle of the procedure because you change mind although you are under anesthesia. :) 

What are your views and opinions about plastic and cosmetic surgery? 


  1. Thanks for sharing this information. I've never had plastic or cosmetic surgery. I'm not opposed to it though.

  2. Oh man, I worry about this. It's why I tend to stay away from plastic surgery. I don't want to walk out looking fake.

  3. I haven't really thought about getting plastic surgery before. I have always felt like the risks outweigh the benefits. This is very informative though. I have learned a lot.

  4. Kristine Nicole AlessandraFebruary 13, 2020 at 7:07 AM

    Honestly, I do not agree with plastic or cosmetic surgery. Sure it will boost your confidence to have your perceived flaws corrected, or your features enhanced. But these are things you cannot have forever. I think I would rather work on accepting who I am. This is the face and body I was given, so why change it? It would be a different story if it were reconstructive plastic surgery. That I would support.

  5. I think this type of surgery is very personal. If someone wants to have plastic surgery, it is their choice to investigate. ☺

  6. I don't think I'll ever try it but to each his own, right? If an individual would want to try it, then so be it. It's their choice.


  7. Thanks for spreading the word about this important topic. It's so key to choose a qualified, licensed and experience physician!

  8. I would honestly never have plastic surgery. There are way to many things that could go wrong. Good for those who want to have it, just not for me.

  9. I think plastic and cosmetic surgery are okay. technology these days are much better so some surgeries are safer now.

  10. That is so sad. It is so important to research the doctor and procedure and make sure you are aware that things can go bad (like in any other procedure)

  11. Thanks for sharing this information. Yes plastic surgery is needed in some cases, but always it is not needed.

  12. I think every surgery carries a risk. I'm a victim here. I've had a major surgery for medical not cosmetic purposes and it went wrong.