Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
Nightline recently ran a story interviewing the four women on TLC’s Plastic Wives special. They are the wives of four prominent Beverly Hills cosmetic docs, including Extra’s Dayna Devon. I saw a small snippet of the show last night and have it DVR’d, but haven’t caught the whole thing. The interview here, though, and the segment that I’ve seen reveal a side of Beverly Hills plastic surgery that is glamorized and dramatized. I’ve never met any of the doctors on the program, but am familiar with two of them (Dr. Matlock and Dr. Moelleken).
I think viewers should keep in mind that the producers of this show purposely cast plastic surgery wives that would make for a controversial, drama-filled hour. I know several plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills whose wives are nothing like the plastic surgery-addicted women on this program. While it is true that many plastic surgeons operate on their family members (even plastic surgeons in the Midwest), the majority of them haven’t had “head-to-cameltoe” liposuction like they mentioned here. In fact, the only time I’ve operated on my wife is to take off a lipoma from her hip! And that, my friends, doesn’t make a reality show.
I’m looking forward to watching the rest of Plastic Wives. If you’ve seen it, I’d love to know what you think.
Saturday, September 8th, 2007
Dayna Devon, host of Extra, has a brief video diary of her recent modified tummy tuck performed by her husband, plastic surgeon Dr. Brent Moelleken. Yes, even Hollywood’s rich, famous, and beautiful have problems with loose skin after pregnancies.
While I won’t comment on Dr. Moelleken operating on his wife (many plastic surgeons do operate on their spouses), I don’t think I would perform any surgery on my wife except maybe removal of a mole.
Frankly, I don’t have any desire to see her insides.
Plus, as a physician, I was taught not to medically treat family members. What if that family member had a complication? That could create a lot of guilt, bad feelings, or possibly even ruin a relationship. Even worse, imagine the guilt one would have if that family member died or was permanently crippled. I do think all physicians need to consider these possibilities prior to medically treating a loved one. I’d rather have one of my colleagues do it (as long as they do it exactly the way I tell them to…)
Link to video: click here.
Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.