How to Avoid Plastic Surgery “Overkill”

When it comes to plastic surgery, a little bit of work goes a really long way. If you’re considering a plastic surgery procedure, such as a face lift, brow lift or liposuction operation, it’s important to understand the value of moderation. The first step to getting the perfect plastic surgery look, without any plastic surgery overkill, is recognizing that plastic surgery may become a little bit addictive.

Once people start to realize just how amazing plastic surgery makes them look, they become heady with the possibilities. Soon, they may begin to fantasize about having almost every procedure there is! In most cases, having just one or two procedures will be more than enough to fix any glaring flaws and create a more youthful appearance. For example, combining waist liposuction with a tummy tuck that tightens the abdominal profile will ensure that any middle-age spread or post-baby poundage becomes a thing of the past.

Another option is a nose job and regular Botox injections. By refining the bridge and tip of your nose, you’ll get that Hollywood look in an instant, and this type of work may be as subtle or dramatic as you like. Botox will take away that troubled look and give you a serene air. It’s always best to get Botox injections from a board-certified plastic surgeon, in order to ensure that your face retains the mobility that it needs to look truly natural.

Is Plastic Surgery Addiction a Disease?

Celebrities who’ve gone too far with plastic surgery, such as the infamous “Cat Lady”, Jocelyn Wildenstein, or comedienne Joan Rivers, are perfect examples of what not to do. These plastic surgery addicts have become hooked on the benefits of plastic surgery, and they haven’t learned when to say, “When”.  Famous men, such as Olympian Bruce Jenner and singer Tom Jones, have also fallen into this trap. Sometimes, the reasons for plastic surgery addiction go beyond mere vanity.

In some cases, people who are plastic surgery addicts suffer from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), and they simply don’t see the same things in the mirror that other people see when they look at them; instead of focusing on the positive, they see their flaws and nothing else, and they are desperate to fix these perceived problems. To the person with BDD, plastic surgery is a band-aid solution to a much deeper psychological problem. If you think you might have BDD, it’s best to see a therapist before you visit a plastic surgeon’s office.

Most people have normal self-esteem, and people with normal self-esteem are perfect candidates for subtle and skillful plastic surgery that creates a more polished image. Getting just a couple of procedures is the key to getting all of the benefits of plastic surgery, without the overkill.

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