Monday, June 10th, 2013
The video says it all. So why did this man’s doctor remove his nose? This is pure speculation, but an infection of the cartilage of the nose, such as by MRSA, could result in the cartilage being destroyed. This could cause the nose to collapse, and necessitate actual removal. So what should people take away from this?
This man’s surgeon is not certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. I’ve written it before many times: A cosmetic surgeon is not the same as a plastic surgeon! Make sure to do your homework. If you want plastic surgery, see a REAL plastic surgeon. If you aren’t sure if your doctor is one, then visit www.surgery.org or www.plasticsurgery.org. If you are having plastic surgery of the face, then a surgeon certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery is considered an equivalent in all states.
Sunday, January 6th, 2013
According to a recent survey reported in the Daily Mail, more people in the UK ask for Kate Middleton’s nose than any other celebrity. The findings released by Transform Cosmetic Surgery Group also include the following most requested body parts:
Eyes: Rosie Huntington-Whitley and Zac Efron
Lips: Nicole Scherzinger and Ryan Gosling
Cheeks: Cheryl Cole and Ashton Kutcher
Chin: Myleene Klass and Robert Pattinson
Nose: Jude Law
So what do I think of this? It’s definitely very UK-centric, since I’ve never had someone ask for Kate Middleton’s nose. It is a fine nose at that, just not one that I’ve had requests for.
What about the others? I have no idea who Myleene Klass is, and Jude Law is pretty much MIA here in the States, as far as I know. I would agree with some of the others, like Ryan Gosling, Robert Pattinson, and Rosie Huntington-Whitley.
However, I still have women ask for Scarlett Johannson’s butt, Ashlee Simpson’s nose, and anything but Pam Anderson’s breasts.
photo credit: prphotos.com
Sunday, July 26th, 2009
This is an interesting plastic surgery-related story regarding the sad tale of Michael Jackson. It appears that during the later years of his life he may have worn a prosthetic nose. From the New York Post:
Michael Jackson wore a prosthetic nose, according a report — and it was missing from his surgically mangled face as he lay in an LA morgue.
Left behind was a small, dark hole surrounded by bits of cartilage, Rolling Stone magazine said, citing witnesses who saw the King of Pop’s body on the autopsy table.
Jackson, who was notoriously shy about his appearance, wore the prosthetic to mask the effects of decades of plastic surgery, according to the magazine.
It seems that the more we learn, the sadder the story gets. Hopefully his children can grow up with some semblance of normalcy. As long as someone keeps that creepy Joe Jackson away from them, I suppose they have a chance.
Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.