Cosmetic Surgery Statistics

Cosmetic surgery is a booming business. To many, it represents fame, fortune, and glamor. Stars spend millions of dollars every year to look young and beautiful. Yet there is a darker side to cosmetic surgery. According to cosmetic surgery statistics, a growing number of the cosmetic surgeons practicing today are unqualified for the procedures that they perform.

Routine cosmetic plastic surgery procedures are sometimes messed up, with horrifying results. Just imagine your friend going in for a breast reduction or a tummy tuck, and never coming out alive. This has been the awful reality for many victims of unethical cosmetic surgeons. Check out the cosmetic surgery stats if you don’t believe me. What you find will shock you!

The most important thing that I learned from looking at cosmetic surgery statistics is to make sure you know who is performing the surgery on you. I cannot stress this enough. Many people, in their quest for affordable cosmetic surgery, go to the cheapest cosmetic surgery clinics that they can find. When they do that, they are risking their lives. You would not fly on a discount airline flight if the plane was missing a couple of engines, would you? So why would you go to a cosmetic surgeon who was missing a couple of credentials.

The most horrifying fact that the cosmetic surgery statistics will tell you is how many people pretend to have the required credentials while not actually possessing them.  It really is staggering! They get by on their charm alone, conning innocent people out of their hard-earned money for procedures that they are not qualified to perform. The patients become victims, cosmetic surgery statistics themselves.

It is important to research any major decision that you are making, but cosmetic surgery statistics are unusually important. If you make a bad decision buying a home, you may have problems with leaks, problems with schools, or troubles with noisy neighbors. If you have a botched cosmetic surgery, however, you may end up disfigured for life or even dead!

Cosmetic surgery statistics show that this seemingly harmless and safe practice is not as harmless as you may think. Literally tens of thousands of cosmetic surgeries have been botched. Most of these accidents were needless, and many of the patients have never recovered from their surgeries. Cosmetic surgery statistics are not hard to come by. Make sure that you read them before you go in for surgery. You will be glad that you did!


  1. Generally the only people that give feedback on cosmetic procedures, specifically lasers are those that had a bad experience. People that are happy with their results go on with their lives.

    There are plenty of horrible stories out there; but many are our own fault. Anyone who lets a PA touch their face or those who go to a Med Spa and never see a real Doctor…what do you expect? We get so caught up in the outcome of a procedure that we neglect the who, how and where of the procedure. Only Board Certified Plastic Surgeons should touch your face.

    They should have 5 years experience and can show you the results of their work. The facility that you have your procedure done in should be accredited, not some med spa office. Google your doctor, do a health grade search and ask questions. Do not fall prey to specials and if it feels wrong, it probably is wrong. Many of us spend more time considering what to wear than we do choosing a Plastic Surgeon.

  2. Jaelynn, you say only a Board Certified PS should touch you but what about surgeons who lie about their credentials? Mine said he was board certified but it turns out he let his certification lapse. I ended up losing both my breasts to necrosis and a botched repair. I was suicidally depressed and deformed before my reconstruction with a different surgeon.

    Right now I’m doing research for what will eventually be a stage show and a book about what I went through. In the mean time check out my blog and start at the archives with the first post in October 2008.

  3. Back in early 1990 I went to have my lower eyelids tatoo. The lady at this southern california Spa told asked me why don’t I get my upper eyelids tatoo. I told her I cannot because of the extra crease located on the inner part of my eyelids is at an angle which wouldn’t look good if I tatooed my upper eyelids.

    I never even look into platsic surgery for this. This lady is asian and told me that plastic surgeons can remove it. She was the spa owner and she called her sister to drop in to the spa that day. The spa owner is single eyelid, but her sister had the obvious over done eyelids that doesn’t look right on asians.

    I told her I like my eyes and she said, okay, but you can get the extra crease remove. She sent me to her sister’s plastic surgeon by the name of Dr. N. C. out in Long Beach, Ca. Dr. N.C.told me he cannot do it. So I went to 8 other surgeons. I picked one out in Santa Ana, CA. This doctor was very conservative as I told asked him to be. I told him I am afraid of scars. The surgery went okay, but I was left with uneven inner eyelid creases.

    But fortunately, I didn’t have any scars from this surgery . I had an extra super thin hairline scar blended with my skin color hidden under my natural eye lid creases. My makeup artist couldn’t even see the scar until I pointed it out and she still had a hard time of seeing it. This is what I expected from my revision surgery.

    In 1992 at age of 27, I wanted to get the uneven inner eyelid creases fix, so I went and shop for surgeons. This time, I thought using only doctors that are expert of the eyes, I should be in good hands. Little did I know what was going to happen to me. I saw a huge one page ad in the L. A. Times every week and this doctor advertised how great his skills are.

    This doctor is out in Newport Beach, CA. I went to him for initial consultation and told him what I wanted done. Little did I know that he didn’t write anything done. Had he done so, maybe he wouldn’t have did his own kind of experimental eyelid surgery on me without my consent !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He truly has no morals or ethics.

    After my eyelid surgery, I was shocked to see that I was stitched up all over the place. He made many incisions outside of my eyelid creases. I had so much ugly scars all over the place. I have indentations, needle markings, scars all over the top part of my face. He stitched me up with my eyebrows and onto part of my forehead. It is hard for me to described my mutilated face unless you see it for youself and feel sorry for me!!!!!!!!!!.

    He also made cuts between my eyebrow and eyelid creases. I have zig zag stitch markings all over the place. My eye lid creases are bumpy and lump. I was left with over 3 super huge stitch markings along with other small ones all over the place. He stitched me up extremely tight pulling the stitchings to the side of each of my eyes and some where pulled to the sides of my forehead.

    (u will need to see my face to see what I mean by that) cuzing me to have the super pucker eyelid creases and eyebrow look.. My eyes make me look like i am at least in my 90’s . He also did some kind of facial surgery on my forehead leaving me with smaller stitch markings and needle markings all over my forehead.

    This is done without my consent!!!!!!!!!!! : – (. My eyes are of different shape and sizes. My right eyebrow is 1/2″ lower than my left eyebrow. This happen in his attempt to fix a super deep incision he made outside of my right eyelid crease. He pulled too much skin down to patch things up.. People may wonder why would he do that???

    This doctor used my face to practice facial surgery. I was only 27 when he mutilated my face. Back then, he wasn’t doing any type of facial surgeries, but recently I went on his website only to realize he offers facial surgery now!!!!! He is an eye doctor and not a certifiied plastic surgeon.

    I kept silent about what he did to me, but finally decided to tell my story in April 2009, so others can beware of doctors like this do exist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wonder how many people are quiet about their extreme botched plastic surgeries????? I think many people are too ashame and/or embarrass to talk about it????????

    This doctor never fixed the problem I paid him to do. He used my face to do his own kind of experimental surgeries without my consent. My face look 1000x worst than before I went to him.

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