Summary: According to a myriad of gossip columnists and magazines, the Kardashians are in a spot of trouble. Apparently, the big sisters are giving the little sister (Kylie Jenner) a hard time about her reported plastic surgeries. Of course, Jenner herself hasn’t confirmed a single plastic surgery procedure. So we take this report mostly with a grain of salt. But it’s worth talking about a basic question: how much plastic surgery is too much? At the end of the day, that’s a question for you and your plastic surgeon.
How Much Plastic Surgery is Too Much?
Interventions are sometimes necessary. In fact, when we hear the term “intervention,” we usually think about solving an addiction issue. (Or, at least, trying to help someone solve an addiction issue… or begin working to solve an addiction issue. You get the idea.) But we’re not used to thinking about interventions as they apply to plastic surgery. Indeed, the very notion of having a plastic surgery “intervention” seems almost laughable—and that’s how it’s certainly being portrayed in the popular media. Of course, that might have something to do with who this latest intervention centers around.
According to various reports in a myriad of gossip magazines, members of the Kardashian clan are urging Kylie Jenner (who we have discussed probably more than enough) to cut way back on her plastic surgery. Indeed, they are said to be staging (you guessed it) an intervention. According to these gossip websites (and, seriously, every single one of them is reporting this in some way or another), the Kardashians got together to tell their younger sister that she needs to quit with the cosmetic surgery. They see it as a habit that started with microdermabrasion and escalated into breast augmentation and rhinoplasty.
Relying on Rumors?
Now, it might be difficult to take this seriously, being aware as we are of the rumors surrounding Kim and Khloe’s own plastic surgery escapades. There are very few people, it seems, in this family who have not undergone some type of plastic or cosmetic surgery. There’s nothing wrong with that. Plastic surgery can be a rewarding, liberating endeavor, and it can help make you feel better about yourself and improve your quality of life. But I wonder whether it’s worth examining the question of whether or not you can have too much plastic surgery.
Undoubtedly, the answer to this question is yes. Yes, it is possible to have too much plastic surgery. And there are plenty of people who have illustrated just this point. We’re not talking only about the human Barbie (who, at least count, had undergone over 50 plastic surgery procedures), but much more commonly, those patients who elect to have one too many procedures or who simply cannot stop. There is a certain high, after all, with seeing this kind of instant improvement in yourself. Think about the way you feel when you go shopping and you find an outfit that makes you look great. You want to keep shopping, right?
Is Plastic Surgery Addiction a Thing?
This “high” has been documented in some patients and, very rarely, addiction to plastic surgery has been known to happen. But it’s worth pointing out just how incredibly rare this is. According to various studies that have been done, most people who are interested in plastic surgery are looking to remedy one particular issue or another—in other words, a patient might not like his nose or her breasts or her buttocks, but most patients will not want to change all three. There are very few patients, that is, who want to change their entire looks.
Once the one troubling aspect—be it nose, breast, or bum—has been altered, most patients are simply content with the results. They love the way they look, and they aren’t interested in fiddling with anything after that. Of course, there are some instances where it is necessary to do just that. Once the surgical recovery is complete, some patients are not entirely thrilled with their results. In these cases, revision surgery must be undertaken in order to correct those results. Revision surgery isn’t common, necessarily, but it’s not exceptionally rare either. In some cases, revision surgery might be required because the desires of the patient simply change over time.
Get the Surgery You Need
In any case, if Kylie Jenner is really being accused of, you know, being addicted to plastic surgery, she should certainly get some help (if she needs it). As usual, we take everything from the gossip magazines with a grain of salt. It may be true, it may not, and we may not even care one way or the other. That’s the nature of gossip magazines. However, it’s worth noting that plastic surgery addiction can be a bad thing. So how much plastic surgery is too much? Well, that depends on what you want your desired results to be.
In other words, the amount of plastic surgery you receive should be dictated by your desired results, not by how successful a given procedure may be. According to the website of the Clear Lake TX liposuction experts at South Shore Plastic Surgery, even common procedures carry with them risks, rewards, and recovery. Make sure that the end results are worth it.