Cosmetic Procedure Promises that Are Really Red Flags

In New York and beyond, cosmetic procedures, including plastic surgery, non-invasive treatments, and injections, are increasingly common. A basic online search can give you a good breakdown of your options, as well as what to expect during specific treatments. Sadly, the Internet is also full of unreasonable advice. Although many sites are well-meaning, others are trying to take advantage of an individual’s lack of self-esteem or knowledge by being misleading for a profit or other vindictive reason. Below are a few cosmetic procedure promises that you should be cautious of. 

Celebrity doppelgängers

It’s great to have photos and examples of cosmetic outcomes that you admire and went to emulate. However, it’s nearly impossible to be a total duplicate of your favorite actor, model, or singer. Some clinics promise to give you lips like a Kardashian, the booty of Beyoncé, and the breasts of Ariel Winters. While it is helpful to have these women as your inspiration, any facility that guarantees you’ll be there twin is lying. First and foremost, each of our bodies is unique and should be treated as such. What looks great on one person might not be the best fit for your overall shape and size. In our clinic, we are upfront about what you can achieve and what is simply unrealistic. Our goal, however, is to get you your dream body that’s suitable for your lifestyle and compatible with your goals.

Two-in-one procedures

It might be possible to have both a breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and butt lift all in the same day, but that doesn’t mean that it’s wise. All major surgeries should allow for plenty of recovery time before you advance to the next treatment. There are several reasons for spacing out procedures. First, your body will be in shock when you undergo a significant surgery. You can help out the recovery process by taking things slow. Second, multiple surgeries make for a long day and that can lead to botched results, misunderstandings or miscommunications, and even anesthesia mess-ups. Any legitimate facility will advise against multiple major surgeries.

At-home injections

In today’s digital age, ordering injections, like Botox and other filling agents, online it’s pretty simple. Often, they come with a reduced cost when compared to clinic injections. Although the savings can be tempting, the cost of an at-home mishap is not worth it. Injections purchased online can be from countries that have different regulations and requirements, and you might end up putting harmful chemicals into your body. When you schedule injections through a professional facility, you can be sure that you are receiving optimal products and care.

When I speak with my patients, I like to be realistic about solutions and provide as many answers as I can. If you have any concerns or questions about your cosmetic options, don’t hesitate to reach out! I want to help you have a body you love!