A Closer Look At The Most Overrated Modern Plastic Surgeries

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Cosmetic surgeries are very sought-after these days – from breast implants to cheek implants and nose jobs, there are people who have tried them all. There is nothing wrong with wanting to improve your physical appearance, but some cosmetic surgeries are simply overrated, not to mention the sky-high price for these procedures. Here are some of the most common and overrated plastic procedures of the 21st century:

1. Cheek Implants

Despite the fact that various liquids known as facial fillers have replaced the old silicone implants (which can migrate or cause infection in the long run), cheek implants are still a very popular amongst women who want to add plumpness to their cheeks.


2. Laser Liposuction

For those who consider traditional liposuction to be too invasive, there is the laser liposuction that claims to melt fat by using high heat, prior to removing it from the body. This is done with the help of a special laser wand that melts the fat and allegedly tightens the skin by adding more elasticity. However, like the traditional lipo, the laser liposuction has some potential side effects as well: from large scars and intense pain to risk of burns, you must be fully aware of all of them if you want to get a laser lipo!

3. Face Lift With Your Own Blood Plasma

This is a very common type of plastic surgery nowadays, and it basically involves injecting the blood plasma of the patient around the mouth and eyes, to give the patient a younger and more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Despite the fact that this technique is not approved by the FDA, it is widely used by some doctors who even claim that this type of face lift can stimulate the production of collagen in the long run. This plastic procedure costs well over $1,000.

4. Breast Enlargement With Fat

This is one of the latest trends in cosmetic breast augmentation, and it does not involve the use of scalpel. The fat-based breast enlargement involves a needle that injects the patient’s own fat, for a good and natural feel of the breast.

5. Buttock Implants

This plastic procedure seems to be very popular nowadays amongst those who want a Brazilian-style butt. However, the surgery carries a reoperation rate of up to one quarter, not to mention that the implants can migrate in time – after all, you are constantly sitting on the implant. Butt injections with fat are a good alternative to silicone implants.


6. Brachioplasty

Brachioplasty (also referred to as “arm surgery”) is a type of upper-arm lift that is aimed at men and women who have saggy skin around their arms and want to improve the skin elasticity. Basically, this involves the removal of fat through an incision, and it involves a series of risks like nerve damage or infection.


7. The Fat Melting Laser

Nowadays, you can see a variety of promising fat melting lasers on the market that promise outstanding results. Taking the Zerona laser for example, this is basically a red laser that targets fat deposits under the skin, helping the patient burn fat faster and more efficiently. This is a non-invasive technique, and the total cost of the sessions can exceed $1,500.


8. Face Lift With Stem Cells

Stem cells have revolutionized modern medicine and that is a known fact – apparently, they are a great addition to plastic surgeries as well. Many plastic surgeons claim that stem cells injected into fat deposits can improve the quality of the skin, and this is how stem cell-based face lifts have emerged.


9. Lip Fillers

Sculptra is a substance that is widely used in the cosmetic field for stimulating the production of collagen, and it is usually injected into the cheeks or temples for a fuller appearance. However, some doctors inject it into the lips as well, although this is contraindicated, given the fact that it can cause lumps and bumps that will later require surgery. Doctors recommend only temporary fillers for lips, such as the well-known Restylane.


10. Foot Lifting

Many women are embarrassed with their feet, mainly because they have a bulky appearance. This is where foot surgery steps in to correct second toes and make the foot fit pointy shoes a lot better. Liposuction and injections with various substances can apply as well. However, this procedure can cause nerve injury.

11. Eyebrow Lift With Ulthera

Last, but not least, the Ulthera-based eyebrow lift is common amongst women who want to look younger. However, despite the outstanding results, this procedure can be extremely painful and this is why many patients that have gone through this procedure do not want to try it again in the future.


In conclusion, these are only some of the most overrated cosmetic procedures of the 21st century. While some of them can work like magic on your body, others involve extremely dangerous side effects that can put your life at risk, this is why it is vital to objectively analyze the pros and cons of each cosmetic surgery before you get on the operating table.


Sarah is a passionate blogger and works as an assistant for Mark Lee Plastic Surgeon



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