Limit The Risk Of A Bad Cosmetic Procedure

In the upcoming spring-summer 2012 issue of NewBeauty magazine, on newsstands March 27th, we investigate celebrity plastic surgery and extreme anti-aging procedures to find out what causes the fake-looking faces we've come to know so well on the red carpet. Plastic surgery, when done correctly, can do wonders to fight the signs of aging, but when done incorrectly, can leave you with a tight face, puffy cheeks and lips, and waxy skin. A similar look that we see here on Priscilla Presley.

To reduce your chances of negative effects, first and foremost, make sure to find a reputable, well-trained and educated board-certified plastic or facial plastic surgeon. Here are a few things to look for:

Make sure your doctor is up-to-date on board certifications. Anyone can say they are certified, which is why you need to do some investigating yourself and verify these statements.

Seek out only board-certified plastic and facial plastic surgeons. “Many of these so-called injectors aren't board-certified plastic surgeons, let alone doctors,” says New York plastic surgeon Sherrell J. Aston, MD. “You need to make sure you are seeking treatment with someone that has good judgment, accredited training and experience using fillers and fat.”

Steer clear of medi-spas and skin centers. “Frequently the individuals performing procedures in these facilities are unqualified and don't understand facial anatomy or aesthetics,” says San Antonio Plastic Surgeon Jorge Menendez, MD.

Don't shop around for the best price. A bargain does not equate to the greatest choice. It can actually cost you more in the long run if corrective procedures are necessary.

Listen to your doctor. A good plastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon will give you his or her honest opinion if you're advancing down the unnatural-looking road.

• Don't try and do too much at once. It's better to have more subtle procedures done than a drastic overhaul in one session.

Image: Getty

Related Links:
Celebrities Stay Open to Cosmetic Procedures
How Much Does It Cost For A Celebrity Body?

4 Comments
  • ivehadfillertoo
    Posted on

    You would think that a few procedures would help here...maybe something done to remove the puff in bottom of top lip ( from the inside perhaps?) As for the rest of it...if she would soften her hair color- a bit more classic ( a softer & highlighted ash brown of her youth) and add some soft bangs to this PERFECT cheekbone/jawline soft angled layered style she could more highlight her still beautiful features. This beautiful women is obscuring her good features.... with garish makeup, the unattractive tell-tale full on forehead look of the botox crowd and the harsh eyebrows- all the "mod" & red/burgundy tones are only accentuating her issues. Soft soft soft in the makeup area...highlighting her stunning eyes ,softening her hair color and wispy bangs for the forehead.

  • Posted on

    It was widely reported she used a guy who injected her with low grade silicone used to repair tub enclosers. I'm sure Elvis would be " all shook up" to see his ex wife now. It's very sad he died on the toilet and she is disfigured by the caulk that toilets are sealed with.....I need to recaulk my bath sink and the store was out of clear silicone caulk, I pray no one is in an office having the last tube injected into their lips or cheeks. So sad, so very sad.

  • Leslie Stevens Anonymous
    Posted on

    As I tell my patients on a daily basis; " You only notice bad plastic surgery." A good result is one that is natural without the telltale signs of being operated on or over injected. Fortunately, there is more good work out there than bad but the bad results are what we all see. Unfortunately, even a board certified plastic or facial plastic surgeon can be the source of unnatural results. One last point to consider in choosing the "right" surgeon is to look at his or her before and after photos. This will give you a pretty good idea of their aesthetic sense. If it doesn't jive with yours, see another board certified plastic surgeon.

  • anonymous
    Posted on

    some celebs end up looking very scary and i've never wanted to end up like that! thanks for the tips.

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