Sunday, June 24th, 2007
Singer Kelly Clarkson has been in the news lately for her recently cancelled summer concert tour. She has also recently admitted to Cosmogirl magazine that as a high schooler she unfortunately battled bulimia.
Patients often ask me what weight they should be before having plastic surgery. I usually answer that when their weight is stable, that is the time to consider plastic surgery. While some physicians may disagree with me, I do not believe that everyone is made to weigh their ‘ideal body weight.’ I believe in a life of moderation: exercising a few days a week (not every day of the week) and eating healthy but also enjoying bad food every once in a while. It does no good for someone to go on a crash diet, lose 40-50 lbs, have plastic surgery, and then gain the weight back because they couldn’t stay on that crash diet for long. I believe that surgery is best done when your weight is stable, you’re off cigarettes, and you feel and are healthy.
So where does that leave Kelly Clarkson? I don’t think she wants or needs plastic surgery, but she looks healthy and happy to me. Plus, she can really sing.
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Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.