Celebrity Plastic Surgery - Possible Complications to Know

Posted October 13, 2021
Plastic surgery complications of Celebrities

Even though celebrities that have plastic surgery can influence the appearance of the public, there are time when looking like a celebrity might not be the best idea. There are some stars like Madonna and Chrissy Teigen that are accused of having so much plastic surgery that they often end up being a cautionary tale for others. Let's take a look at plastic surgery procedures undergone by celebrities and whether or not they benefited the appearance of the person.

Chrissy Teigen and Buccal Fat Pad Removal

Model Chrissy Teigen recently revealed that she had buccal fat pad removal in order to have fat removed from her cheeks. Experts have warned this procedure might have some less-than-ideal side effects as a person gets older including a rapidly aging look. On her Instagram post showing off the results of her surgery by pointing at her cheeks, Teigen said "I did that Dr. Diamond buccal fat removal thing here. No shame in my dr diamond game." (This is a reference to Dr. Jason Diamond, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, who appears on E!'s "Dr. 90210" series.)

In response to Teigen's admission, Dr. Tijion Esho, a plastic surgeon from London who appears on BBC Morning Live, said this procedure will "rapidly...age her. The main issue from photos was her over treated jaw. I would have removed her jaw line filler and used Botox to the masseters for better effect and reassessed from there."

Dr. Lawrence Reed, a New York plastic surgeon, told one newspaper "Buccal fat removal is an old procedure. It's not that it's a bad procedure, but as people get older, and women specifically, the buccal fat atrophies. They have sunken holes outside of the corners of their mouths as they get older. That's where the buccal fat was, and it disappears with age. You look cadaveric."

Dr. Reed added, "I discourage people with lean faces from doing it because they're going to look better now, but you're going to look worse when you get older. I talk them out of doing it. I'd never do it on an older person because they're going to lose the fat anyhow." He also added that he would rather add fillers to the cheekbones than remove the buccal fat.

Madonna - A Fan of Fillers

Madonna does not seem to be a stranger to plastic surgery thanks to her changing appearance. While she has never admitted to having jaw fillers, there is some gossip surrounding her appearance and her use of fillers.

She recently became the topic of new gossip about her looks with her appearance last month at the MTV Video Music Awards. Dr. Reed told The New York Post, "It's unnatural, squarish and mannish. Instead of making it flush, they overfilled it. The chin to the jawbone should be a smooth transition - they added too much. This is a case of injections gone bad. It's not going to kill her, but does she look normal with those puffs? This looks bizarre - she looks jowly and puffed out."

Kim Kardashian and the Continuing Saga of Her Booty

At multiple times in the past, Kim Kardashian has denied having a Brazilian butt lift (BBL) to enhance the look of her behind and give it a greater contour. One of the reasons that some members of the public are mad at her is because the Brazilian butt lift procedure has been described as being dangerous because of the chance of fat entering a blood vessel during the procedure. 

The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported that the number of butt lifts performed around the world has grown by 77.6\\\% (according to a recent survey from late 2020). This rate of growth makes it the fastest growing cometic surgery in the world.

The procedure originated in Brazil and the original techniques had a large risk associated with it because of the depth of the injection of fat from another part of the body. The deaths were caused by either fat ending up in the lungs or from the fat traveling through blood vessels. In other words, the deeper the injection was by the doctor, the greater the chance of the fat making its way into a vessel. 

The operation used to be condemned more than it is now because the way the procedure is performed has been greatly improved. The injection is more superficial which means the complication rate is not as high and complications, in general, are far less prevalent in the current cosmetic surgery atmosphere. 

Patients do need to be careful and make sure their procedure is performed by a surgeon who is board-certified and experienced in providing safe results that are long-lasting and natural in appearance. Doctors without enough experience have been known to perform deeper injections which increases the risks of complications that can include the death of the patient. 

- MA


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