Seeking perfection has always been in our DNA. It is hard not seek something that seems so easily obtainable to stars who fill movie screens and the pages of magazines. Neither genetics nor photo manipulation is a justification to why stars look the way they do when perfection is an obsession.
As conceited as it may seem, it is just human nature to want check out how you look in the mirror. For some, even morning routines consist of critiquing their so-called “imperfections” while peering at their reflection. Thoughts of “I wonder what I would look like if…,” begin echoing loudly in their heads until one day, they decide to do something about it. Instead of just dealing with the cards their dealt or climbing the summit to reach their desired destination, they would rather just skip all the work and take a helicopter to get there.
Over 15 million plastic surgeries were performed in 2014. While some of these are for valid medical reasons, like the removal of tumors or reconstruction from dog bites, most are of the cosmetic persuasion. Botox leads the procedural pack accounting for over 6 million procedures last year. Also note, these patients are not just one and done. Being perfect all the time can become a very life-consuming addiction. Fifty percent of people who seek plastic surgery are actually repeat patients.
Not only is plastic surgery addictive and convenient, it can also be expensive. The revolving door of augmentations like boob jobs, liposuction and face lifts can definitely cushion the bank accounts of practices. Well, what happens when people who wish to have their desired surgery, don’t have that kind of dough to spend? Some patients will horrifyingly turn to hole-in-the-wall “clinics,” who do not have an operating license, or even try to do the surgery themselves. A recent trend called “pumping parties,” involve women injecting things like concrete and super glue into their breasts and backsides to help achieve the curves they’ve always wanted. Needless to say, this puts a whole new meaning to “junk in the trunk.”
For some, not even the risk of permanent disfigurement or death can match their need to be beautiful. Prepare yourself as we take a look at 10 cases plastic surgery gone wrong.