Crossing the line – how much is too much?

A nip and a tuck can enhance your look, but do some people take this a little too far?

Contraversial 23 year old Jordan James Parke’s has spent an outrageous amount of money on cosmetic procedures to transform into reality TV star Kim Kardashian: “I love everything about Kim,” he told The Sun UK. “She’s the most gorgeous woman ever. Her skin is perfect, her hair, everything about her.”

Jordan’s list of procedures include fillers, injectables®, hair removal, and eyebrow tattoos, and he’s proud of the results he’s achieved. Commenting on haters, the make-up artist said, “I laugh when people try to insult me by telling me I look plastic or fake. Do they think I’m going for the natural look? If I was, I’d ask for my money back.”

The 23-year-old has had more than 50 lip-filling procedures and regular Injectables® injections, funded by his own business and in part thanks to loans from his family.

Pursuing cosmetic surgery for the wrong reasons may be what leads to excessive plastic surgery. Here are some examples:

Eternal Contentment- It is important to understand that cosmetic surgery does not lead to life contentment. Cosmetic surgery may positively impact many aspects of your life; however, that is not the reason for plastic surgery. In fact, cosmetic treatments and procedures do not last a lifetime. As time passes, aging will continue to affect your appearance. Aging can also affect the appearance of a plastic surgery procedure.
Life Problem Solution- Plastic surgery patients are exposed to varying degrees of life stresses. Some cosmetic surgery patients believe that plastic surgery will solve a domestic issue, increase employment opportunities or heal grief from loss of a job, loss of a loved one or transition to retirement. Plastic surgery procedures are designed to improve the appearance of a specific body area, not life’s problems.

It Looked Good on TV- Some people may fixate on a procedure they saw on television. For example, they may ask for multiple lifts and tucks that looked good on TV, when they could achieve their desired outcome with a mini or micro procedure. It is also true that you may see mini procedures look good on TV, when the makeover you are looking for would require more extensive plastic surgery.

Underestimating what you need can result in the coming back for additional procedures that otherwise would not have been necessary.

New GMC regulations have advised giving patients a ‘cooling off’ period particularly for invasive surgical procedures to make sure they are certain about going ahead. “Whatever you decide to do, you have to do your homework,” Dr. Ordon says. “Since it is surgery, there is the potential for complications. Make sure you choose a reputable clinic and practitioner with adequate follow up.

Learn how to safely administer cosmetic injectables using landmark-based techniques at one our aesthetic training courses.



Helen Gavin
Helen Gavin


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