Boobs. They used to be a simple thing — something I have, something all other females have, something I never paid that much attention to, until shows like E!’s “Botched” came out.
If you’ve never watched the show, consider yourself lucky, because once you see some of the stuff on there, it can never be unseen — and I mean ever. While I’ve heard plenty of horror stories about plastic surgeries gone wrong, I never knew how real the problem was, until I saw it with my own eyes on the big screen.
Still, even though these botched boob jobs are without-a-doubt downright alarming to look at, I have to admit — I can’t get enough of ’em. For me, “Botched” is like that horror movie you love to hate; you know that it’s going to give you nightmares, but still, you just can’t look away. Even worse, now, I find myself looking everywhere I go.
You think I’m joking? While some may enjoy birdwatching, boob-watching is more the name of my game these days. And, this summer especially, I’ve been taking it much more seriously than I’d like to admit. Let’s just say that my beach days are no longer filled with simply taking a swim, but more along the lines of staring at all of the tata’s around me. Yes, I know how creepy this sounds.
The thing is, these popular shows like “Botched” and all of the celebrity plastic surgery makeovers that have been busting in the headlines have officially consumed my head; and now more than ever, I’m noticing what’s real, what’s fake, and what’s been completely butchered.
And let me tell ya, bad boob jobs are all around us, and I’ve been catching glimpses of them left and right… and as you can probably guess, it isn’t pretty.
Still, my issue isn’t with plastic surgery. If getting a little work done will give you that extra boost of confidence, by all means — go for it. The thing is, people really need to think twice about who it is they’re going to.
Going under the knife is a big deal, and if you don’t go about it the right way, it can be an even bigger mistake. Choosing a doctor that’s right for you is a huge decision that shouldn’t be rushed. Remember: good things come to those who wait, and even better things come to those who do their research.
Plus, there’s no such thing as a stupid question — in fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons suggests that you ask a whole lot of them:
- Are you certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?
- Were you trained specifically in the field of plastic surgery?
- How many years of plastic surgery training have you had?
- Do you have hospital privileges to perform this procedure? If so, at which hospitals?
- Is the office-based surgical facility accredited by a nationally-or state-recognized accrediting agency, or is it state-licensed or Medicare-certified?
- Am I a good candidate for breast enhancement or breast enlargement?
- What will be expected of me to get the best results?
- Where and how will you perform my breast augmentation surgery?
- What shape, size, surface texturing, incision site and placement site are recommended for me?
- How long of a recovery period can I expect, and what kind of help will I need during my recovery?
- What are the risks and complications associated with my procedure?
- How are complications handled?
- How many additional implant-related operations can I expect over my lifetime?
- How will my ability to breastfeed be affected?
- How can I expect my implanted breasts to look over time? After pregnancy? After breastfeeding?
- What are my options if I am dissatisfied with the cosmetic outcome of my implanted breasts?
- How will my breasts look if I choose to have the implants removed in the future without replacement?
- Do you have breast augmentation before-and-after photos I can look at for this procedure and what results are reasonable for me?
Don’t want to end up with botched boobies, terrible t*ttyz or nasty nips??
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