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Altered by plastic surgery: Life is plastic, and it’s fantastic for the ‘Human Ken Doll’

Many women are aspiring to have Barbie’s look, and, with the help of surgery, they have succeeded in copying Barbie’s physical attributes from head to toe. But it’s not only women who want to look like dolls. Some men are joining the bandwagon, too, modeling themselves after Barbie’s partner Ken.

One man who has gained a lot of attention (and raised eyebrows) is Justin Jedlica, whom the press calls the ‘Human Ken Doll.’

 

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An aesthetic innovator himself, Justin has personally been through 113 surgeries—including lip augmentation, nose reshaping, and pectoral implantation—to hold up to his idea of the perfect man.

Although his exploration of the male aesthetic modification has been a magnet for many criticisms, Justin’s quest for personal fulfillment never wavered. In fact, through his consultation services, he is able to help others in their own quest for aesthetic fulfillment.

What health experts are saying

People can choose to have whatever procedure they want, as long as they are fit to undergo the surgery. The usual scenario is that when a person undergoes one procedure for the first time and is delighted by the results, he or she will most likely have another type of procedure done. Such is the case for Justin Jedlica.

 

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California State University San Marcos professor Natalie Wilson, Ph.D., says that this phenomenon is normal and acceptable. However, David Reath, MD, a plastic surgeon in Knoxville, Tennessee, says he doesn’t see many people having extreme amounts of cosmetic surgery done to their body.

“Sometimes you start working with someone who is reasonable, and the more you work with her/him, you begin to realize you will have to extricate yourself …Knowing if there is a problem starts with figuring out why someone wants the surgery,” Dr. Reath advices.

 

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Satori World Medical provides more information on a wide array of plastic surgery options atits official website.

Two words: Global plastics

 

 

The rest of the world owes the invention of modern plastic surgery to the US. From its invention in the 1900s to its boom in the 1950s and further improvement in the 1970s, plastic surgery is now a far cry from the cosmetic procedure supposedly invented by the Egyptians back in 800 BC.

But with the rising popularity of plastic surgery across different countries, it seems that the United States may soon be dethroned from being the plastic surgery capital of the world. Even though the latest analysis from the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery may claim that the US is still leading in the sheer number of those undergoing plastic surgery, the rest of the world isn’t lagging behind when it comes to the percentage per population.

 

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Plastic surgeries are so often performed abroad that patients are already planning medical travels just so they can have these procedures. Not only are patients assured of surgical expertise under the hands of experienced practitioners, they also get to enjoy luxurious facilities for much more affordable rates—sometimes for just a fraction of domestic costs.

Way back in 1967, Dustin Hoffman’s landmark film The Graduate featured a line which portended a great future for the industry in the US: “One word: plastics.” But with the way things are going, the line may need to be edited to mirror current trends: “Two words: global plastics.”

 

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The different healthcare institutions found in Satori World Medical’s Global Network offer many plastic surgery procedures at affordable prices. To learn how you can take part of the Satori experience, visit this website.

A treat for mom: Pregnancy and getting a mommy makeover

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Having a baby is a blessing, and it is an event worthy of a celebration. However, having kids can become overwhelming, and can take its toll on the mother’s physical appearance. Mothers have to put up with weight gain, sagging breasts, and bulging tummies. This could be distressing, especially if the body changes are hard to correct with diet and exercise.


Dr. Lawrence Tong
, a plastic surgeon in Toronto, Canada, notes that pregnancy may lead to low self-esteem due to changes in the body. To help correct their post-pregnancy body issues, Dr. Tong advises mothers to undergo a mommy makeover.

 

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Lisa Brock, a mom from Lebanon, Pennsylvania, knew she needed the mommy makeover when her full C cup became less than an A after having her fourth baby. Lisa underwent a breast lift and augmentation, and a tummy tuck, and couldn’t be more thrilled with the results.

Just like many moms, Lisa has turned to surgery to bring back her pre-pregnancy body. As long as women are healthy, done bearing children, and have stopped breastfeeding, getting a mommy makeover is a very sensible choice. Dr. Tong explains that a mommy makeover typically comprises any one, or a combination, of the following procedures:

• Breast augmentation

• Breast lift

• Tummy tuck

• Liposuction

The nine months of pregnancy is not a walk in the park. Moms can treat themselves to a mommy makeover after bearing a child, so they can once again flaunt the body they had before the baby.

 

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Satori World Medical offers patients access to its network of plastic surgeons from around the world. Visit its website for more details.

Elective surgery: An economic indicator

In an economic point of view, the last few years have been rough for many industries, including the area of plastic surgery. Still, the number of plastic surgery patients is increasing, which means that the economy is also well into recovery. As this unfolds, it seems that plastic surgery is used as an economic indicator.

 

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Unlike kidney transplant or heart bypass surgery, plastic surgery is known as an elective procedure wherein patients don’t need to have a medical emergency to get a procedure done. Insurance companies pay for most of the essential procedures, but not the elective ones. For this reason, patients seeking elective surgeries pay out of personal funds. This is a sign that the economy is getting on its feet.

 

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Brad Tuttle backs this up. “When the economy’s shaky and money is tight, it makes sense that fewer people elect to spend out of pocket for boob jobs, facelifts, and the like, mostly because they don’t have the money to spend. The fact that elective cosmetic procedures rose by 5% last year could be viewed as an indication that the economy is recovering.”

Slowly but surely, this means that the silver lining is beginning to pick up for the economy as consumers start to spend again.

 

 

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Know your plastic surgery options from Satori World Medical’s website.

Cosmetic surgery: What’s the minimum age?

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With the growing debate on whether or not children should undergo procedures like nose jobs, liposuction, or breast enhancement, the question still lingers: Is there a minimum age for cosmetic surgery?

In some countries, like Germany, there is no minimum age requirement for such surgical procedures, but an increasing number of these surgeries have been done on younger patients. According to the Association of German Plastic Surgeons, patients who are below 20 years old make up about 10 percent of all cosmetic surgeries in the country.
However, in the US, the minimum age depends on the type of cosmetic procedure and is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

 

Rhinoplasty

 

 

This can be done at any age, but doctors usually advice teens to wait until facial maturity is reached. This is between ages 13 and 14 for girls and ages 14 and 15 for boys, when the nose has fully developed.

 

Liposuction

 

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Although there’s no age limit for this procedure, many surgeons consider a patient’s psychological and emotional maturity before agreeing to perform the procedure. This involves the help of counselors or psychologists for younger teens to have a change of self-impression to avoid such procedure. If not, they can wait until they turn 18 years old to have the procedure.

 

Breast augmentation

 

 

The FDA rules that no cosmetic breast augmentation under the age of 18 is allowed. With a serious consideration for the patients’ health, doctors may perform this procedure on patients aged 19 to 34 years of age.

 

Learn more about cosmetic surgery from medical travel specialist Satori World Medical by visiting its website: www.satoriworldmedical.com.