On Thursday, June 29th, President Trump took to Twitter to insult MSNBC’s Morning Joe hosts Mika Brzezinksi and Joe Scarborough. What followed was a comment that got everyone talking about plastic surgery and whether or not anyone truly understands what a facelift entails.
The Tweet in Question
Trump’s Twitter rant included a comment about how the pair (now engaged) came to Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s Florida golf estate, on New Year’s Eve and wanted to “join” him. “She was bleeding badly from a face-lift,” Trump insisted. “I said no!”
While the usual uproar was to be expected, and many individuals tweeted their frustrations with the comment, it actually came to light that most people do not understand what happens during a facelift (including, possibly, the president himself).
Does a Face-Lift Cause Bleeding?
The president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Dr. Clyde Ishii, spoke to Business Insider about the comment and gave a clear breakdown of what a facelift really entails.
He stated that “swelling and some bruising” are the most common side effects of this facial surgery but that bleeding is not as common. While it can occur early on—usually a day or so after the facelift was performed—the patient would have to have been “bending over” or exerting themselves quite a lot in order to cause profuse bleeding. And while a hematoma could potentially form under the skin afterward, this only occurs in about 3 to 4 percent of patients.
Brzezinksi vs. Trump
It is still unknown whether or not Brzezinksi ever experienced this type of bleeding or even had that procedure at that time—or at all. But she did fire back on Twitter the same day with a picture of a box of Cheerios clearly marked, “Made for Little Hands.”
Facial Plastic Surgery in New York City or Long Island
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