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DIY Plastic Surgery Is Becoming Popular: Is It Ever A Good Idea?

It seems that DIY plastic surgery as a theme is becoming popular. A month or so ago I was contacted by a producer in the UK about submitting images of some DIY plastic surgery types who found their way into my office. Assuming, like much of my mainstream entertainment bits, that they don’t end up on the cutting room floor, they should be featured in a show sometime in the future.

Now the OC Register’s “In Your Face” blog is reporting on some new reality television shows looking for some fresh DIY plastic surgery talent…meaning you. A pretty scary post for Halloween.

This topic begs the question (scariness aside) as to whether or not there is ever any safe DIY plastic surgery?

The answer, of course, is conditional like most things in life: :)

(1) Who is doing the plastic surgery?

(2) What exactly is that plastic surgery?

Some of you have seen my little Dr. D photo bits here on the blog in which small portions of my skin are peeling off. Well I obviously gave myself a little chemical peel. That is DIY plastic surgery. Then again I am a plastic surgeon and I am keeping it small in scale. I am also well aware of the up and the down of what I am doing and am using top notch materials obtained by legitimate suppliers. Only the best for me and the family. :)

Can the people doing this on YouTube say the same?

P.S. I also do my own Botulinum toxin injections…they really don’t hurt much.

*This blog post was originally published at Truth in Cosmetic Surgery*

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2 Responses to “DIY Plastic Surgery Is Becoming Popular: Is It Ever A Good Idea?”

  1. Chuck says:

    DIY plastic surgery seems to end up in a horror story more often than not. The margin for error is huge.. the list in my head of things that can go wrong is accumulating so fast I’m not going to bother trying to write them down! Topical peels.. ok – maybe that can be self-administered. But anything past that and I’ll be making an appointment with a board-certified professional.

  2. San Diego Cosmetic Surgeon says:

    Some simple procedures could possibly be a DIY plastic surgery IF you are a professional plastic surgeon. I think the most common DIY treatment is skin whitening. Most people just buy over the counter chemicals that they try on their skin that sometimes causes redness and soreness. It is still better to consult a professional first before applying anything to your skin.

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