When it comes to cosmetic surgeries, the goal is typically to enhance one’s appearance and boost self-confidence. However, what happens when these procedures go wrong? Unfortunately, there have been cases where individuals have suffered severe complications, including death and disfigurement, as a result of cosmetic surgeries. In this blog post, we will delve into the risks associated with these procedures and why it’s crucial to thoroughly research and choose a qualified surgeon. We will also discuss steps you can take to minimize your risk and ensure a safe cosmetic surgery experience. So if you’re considering going under the knife for aesthetic reasons, read on to learn more about the potential dangers and how to protect yourself.
Death and Disfigurement From Cosmetic Surgeries
When I first heard the story of 26 year old Lauren James dying from post-operative complications after a liposuction procedure, I was struck by the absolute tragic circumstances that lead to that ocurring and the devastation left behind for her loving partner and parents. Lauren’s story was bought further to life last night in a compelling 60 Minutes story that told of her insecurities about her body, even though to look at Lauren and her pretty face and slim body, it would be hard to imagine such feelings ever existing. Another compelling reason for us to understand that negative body image and self perceptions have little to do with the way someone looks, and everything to do with how they actually feel about those looks.
Lauren’s story is a harrowing one that should act as a caution of the highest calibre to anyone who believes that a face lift, tummy tuck or liposuction is a simple and straight forward procedure with no potential side effects or consequences. It should also be remembered that this is a procedure that was carried out in a first world country – Australia, with the best available medical systems and policies to fall back on. This was not an operation carried out in ‘dodgy’ circumstances where blame can be pointed at a third world doctor or less than modern medical system.
You can view Lauren’s story on the sixty minutes site and also learn about Mum of five Kerry Mullins, another cosmetic surgery victim who will now live the rest of her life disfigured after a breast lift procedure that went horribly wrong. I find the words leading into Lauren and Kerry’s stories by the Sixty minutes reporter Tara Brown, to be compelling –
“Lauren James was the kind of girl who turned heads – twenty six years old with a gorgeous face and a great figure.
But she was convinced she could look even better with a little help from the doctor’s knife.
It was a deadly mistake.
Cosmetic surgery has become so commonplace that people forget that it comes with risks, just like any other operation. You just don’t hear about the times when things go horribly wrong.
We should caution you that what you are about to see shows that increasing your cup size or smoothing out your thighs can be terribly disfiguring- but it can also be so much worse.”
I think that says it all really. In search of a way to feel better and more positive about their bodies both Lauren and Kerry have paid terrible prices – Lauren the ultimate one. It makes me both sad and mad that both women consulted surgeons who sold them the promise of a dream that they believed would lead to them somehow having a ‘better’ body, only to not have that happen in the most violent of ways.
The path to truly feeling better about the one body we get to live in comes from our heart, mind and soul. It is there that we must flex our muscles, improve our thinking, listen to our desires and challenge society’s push that would have us believe we all must be thin with flat tummies and perky breasts to be beautiful. Learning to feel better about our bodies comes only from a place of the heart and believing that we are beautiful simply because we are unique, one of a kind, with no other duplicate or copy like us. It is this uniqueness in the way we walk, talk, smile and live our lives that makes every one of us a beauty force to be reckoned with. Tummy tuck or breast lift not required.
It is important to approach cosmetic surgeries with caution and fully understand the potential risks involved. While these procedures can enhance one’s appearance, there are instances where they have resulted in death or disfigurement. It is crucial to thoroughly research and choose a reputable surgeon who prioritizes safety and has a proven track record of successful procedures. It is also essential to have realistic expectations and communicate openly with your surgeon about your desired outcomes. If you have any questions or experiences related to cosmetic surgeries, we encourage you to share them in the comments below. Your insights can help raise awareness and promote a safe environment for those considering such procedures.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the most difficult cosmetic surgeries?
Because rhinoplasty is one of the trickiest cosmetic operations to master and is a very sophisticated surgery. A surgeon must combine art, science, and skill in order to prevent complications from rhinoplasty. To ensure that patients are satisfied with their rhinoplasty outcomes, facial plastic surgeons put in a lot of effort.
What is the most common cosmetic surgery?
Breast augmentation, liposuction, nose reshaping, eyelid surgery, tummy tucks, and facelifts among the most popular cosmetic procedures.
What is the safest cosmetic surgery?
One of the safest procedures is liposuction, which involves suctioning fat out of the body. According to Rothaus, who won’t do liposuction on patients with a high body mass index (BMI), problems develop when you remove too much fat.