By Annelise Vintila
I microwaved myself a bowl of extra buttery popcorn, poured a glass of my favourite Moscato and plopped myself on the couch for a marathon of Botched. Botched has quickly manifested itself into my favourite show as the series focuses on failed plastic surgery attempts; anything from skewed liposuction, ruined nose jobs, unrecognizable breast augmentations and everything in between. I genuinely feel bad for these clients as they consult the two most established plastic surgeons in Los Angeles, trying to find a solution for their failed body attempts. It dawned on me one evening that these surgeons, albeit making millions, are also shaping and hanging perspectives on how their clients’ see themselves externally and internally.
Most of the clients, that have flown to LA for a consultation, are at their wit’s end. They have endured years of physical struggle because their prior plastic surgeon was looking for a cheap buck and took short cuts when they performed the procedure. Most of my friends, including myself, have considered plastic surgery, and though I have not gotten any work done yet, I compiled a list of non-negotiables when it comes to choosing a trusted plastic surgeon;
As much as I love Botched, it makes me sad that there are a lot of people struggling with plastic surgery issues because of a careless surgeon. We are living in a society where it is visually more accepted to have plastic surgery, and we are learning to celebrate each other’s bodies no matter if they are real or injected with some plastic magic. As important it is to ensure your plastic surgeon is reputable and accredited, it is just as important to ensure your medical aestheticians have proper accreditation. Attending a School like International Beauty Institute provides the opportunity to attend a reputable and accredited college, that is well known in the aesthetics world. If you were hiring, what would you want to see on your hire’s resume?