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Plastic surgery – my thoughts

This subject is something that has really bothered me the last couple of years. When I was a kid I told everyone in my presence loud and clear that I NEVER would do ANYTHING to change my looks when it came to plastic surgery. Now, x years later, I’m not so sure anymore. 

Kylie Jenner’s plastic surgery transformation

When I talk about plastic surgery I always somehow mention Kylie Jenner. Maybe that’s not too out of line because of the fact that she has created a totally new look with the help of plastic surgery, not to mention her famous big lips. Enough with the fillers Kylie and read Fabolous lips instead! On one hand I don’t blame her though. I mean, imagine growing up in the Kardashian family where everyone looks like photoshopped barbies. Of course you must feel like you need to step up your own appearance!? And to be fair of course you should be able to do what you want with your own body, right!? 

On the other hand I do blame her. I blame all of the Kardashians for giving both girls and boys such a screwed up standard for how women are supposed to look! It gives me great sadness and anger to see mostly young women follow in their footsteps trying so hard to look the same way as they do through different plastic surgery treatments. But what makes me most angry is the fact that I am also starting to become brainwashed into thinking this is ok. I hate that. The little kid inside me is so disappointed while the grown woman that is me is looking for ways to turn my looks into some sort of twisted perfection. 

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The most common plastic surgery procedures

Today, year 2020, the plastic surgery business is just growing larger and larger. Here are some of the most common plastic surgery procedures right now.

Breast augmentation: Procedures which increase the size or reshape the breasts. 

Liposuction: A surgical procedure that suctions fat from different areas of the body to provide a slimmer silhouette. 

Blepharoplasty: Eyelid reshaping surgery to improve the patient’s vision and to look more awake. 

Abdominoplasty: Or a tummy tuck, removes excess skin from the abdominal area and tightens the skin that remains.

Rhinoplasty: Reshapes the nose and brings it into balance with the rest of the face.

These are just a few of the most common plastic surgeries today. The prices of the procedures are falling which means more and more people can actually afford doing them. This will also mean that more people will go through with these surgeries. Maybe they’ll be happier which is great but there will also be A LOT of “good looking” fake people out there who will claim they were born that way or just went through “puberty”. Like sure.

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What about fillers?

Injectable fillers are not included in the group of plastic surgery but instead a cosmetic treatment that also is growing. Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume in the face or to enhance facial contours. It’s a cost effective way to turn back the clock without doing surgery or having any downtime. 

So what are fillers actually made of and is it safe? Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance that is already in the skin. It helps your skin keep plump and hydrated. After injecting the substance it typically resolves by itself after around 6-12 months. Another kind of filler is the Poly-L-Lactic Acid that helps the skin rebuild natural collagen. It’s a biodegradable synthetic substance which is safe to use in the body. Typically it’s used to treat deeper wrinkles and can last more than 2 years. 

Dermal fillers are considered to be safe to use but can have some side effects. That includes swelling, skin rashes, itching, redness, bruising, bleeding and more. If you want to do fillers you should ALWAYS choose a specialist wisely. There are many people out there who claim to be professionals but it can go really wrong in the wrong hands. Therefore I would advise you to do a lot of research before you choose where to do it.