Plastic surgery is not inexpensive. It’s something that many people have to save up for or finance, unless they have thousands in their bank account.
While it may not be in the financial grasp of some people, there are others who are able to spend seemingly endless amounts of money on cosmetic enhancements, such as Alicia Douvall – a model and reality show star on Celebrity Big Brother UK.
An Australian star, she recently showed off the results of years of plastic surgery that allegedly totals $2.4 million. In her 37 years of life, she’s supposedly had over 350 procedures with the first one being when she was just 17 years old. That first surgery was breast implants.
How She Feels Now
While this star may feel as though she’s achieved the perfect body, there is some regret. She reports, “I don’t want surgery ever again – there are so many complications.”
This feeling most likely comes from a serious complication, a botched butt implant that exploded. Silicone seeped into her body and became a life-threatening situation.
To this day, she still has butt implants. While she wants to have a plastic surgeon replace them, no one will do it. All of the doctors she has consulted have so far only agreed to remove them; replacing them will put her life at risk again. Douvall is concerned, though. She says, “If I have them removed, I’ll have a baggy bum.”
The Real Cost of Plastic Surgery Addiction
Even though $2.4 million is a lot of money, it’s worth nothing compared to one’s life. An addiction to cosmetic enhancements is real, and people suffer from it around the globe. The only people who can help those who are suffering from an addiction like this is a mental health professional.
Aesthetic surgeons have the right to turn patients away if they determine the procedures they desire are unsafe. They can recommend that the person seek psychiatric evaluation for mental disorders such as body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). This condition alters the way people see themselves, and is what can prompt them to seek multiple procedures to attain their perceived “perfect” body.
The consequences of multiple operations include elevated risk to health and problems in the patient’s personal life, such as in relationships and employment. Recovery times can be lengthy, which can put a strain on obligations.
Plastic Surgery in New York City or Long Island
If you’ve thought a long time about enhancing a certain part of your body, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have an unhealthy view of yourself. However, it’s good to consult with a knowledgeable and experienced physician for more information.
Contact us today for a free consultation with our plastic or cosmetic surgeons in New York City or Commack, Long Island. Our offices are open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM and until 6:00 PM on Saturdays. Call us now at 212-206-0023 or 631-499-1831.