10 Cosmetic Procedures to Avoid – From ABC News

ABC News has an article announcing “10 Cosmetic Procedures to Avoid.” Here are the ten, followed by whether I agree with ABC News to avoid them.

  1. Mesotherapy and Lipodissolve – Avoid. See posts here
  2. Cosmetic Foot Surgery – No Comment
  3. Permanent Filler Injections – Avoid. See post here.
  4. Injection for Breast Augmentation – Avoid. See post here.
  5. Cosmetic Leg Lengthening Surgery – Avoid!
  6. Buttock Implants – I like using fat instead to augment the buttocks, but don’t have a lot of experience with the buttock implants themselves.
  7. Permanent Makeup – No Comment
  8. Extreme Facial Procedures – I am not sure what they mean by this. CO2 laser resurfacing is still common, and although I do not do this procedure due to its prolonged recovery, is still considered mainstream.
  9. Augmentation Mastopexy (Breast Lift with Implants) – I do this procedure quite often, but am always very aware of the high complexity of this surgery. In the right hands and with the right patient counseling, it can be a very effective and safe surgery.
  10. Any Procedure by Untrained Hands – I cannot agree more. There are too many fake plastic surgeons out there victimizing unsuspecting patients. Check out this link about how to find a (real) plastic surgeon.

Thanks for reading.

Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon

Anthony Youn, M.D.

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