The 11 Most Overrated Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

  • Posted on: Mar 27 2013
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Allure Magazine published a very interesting slideshow on the 11 most overrated cosmetic surgery procedures.  Some of these procedures I’ve introduced on various programs, others I’ve cautioned against.  At this time, I do not regularly perform any of these ‘overrated’ procedures.  Here they are:

1. Vampire Facelift – I don’t perform this.

2. Laser Liposuction – Some doctors believe it tightens skin.  Others don’t.  If there is some tightening involved, it is pretty modest.

3. Stem Cell Facelift – The future of facelifts… but not the present.

4. Sculptra and Artefill for the lips – Don’t do this!  Permanent lumps galore! Sculptra is great for the cheeks, though.

5. Silicone Cheek Implants – One doctor says it’s three surgeries: one to put them in, one to reposition them when they go out of place, and one to remove them altogether.

6. Ulthera – I’ve demo’d this on TV but don’t perform the procedure.

7. Fat Injections To The Breasts – I perform this procedure sparingly, only when absolutely indicated.

8. Brachioplasty – Great procedure for people with really droopy arms.  Scar is too long for mild to moderate droopiness.

9. Butt Implants – I prefer using fat for enhancing the buttocks.

10. Zerona Fat Melting Laser – I believe it works, but expectations are difficult to meet.  My patients lost an average of 3-4 inches when measuring four areas, and were still unhappy.  It’s not like real lipo.

11. Foot Lifts – I am SO not interested in operating on feet!

To see the Allure slideshow, with accompanying doctor comments, click HERE.

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