Even though many celebrity worshippers change their wardrobes, color their hair and update their makeup to look like their favorite Hollywood star, plastic surgery may be an extreme measure for many. According to Dr. Michael Fiorillo, a board-certified celebrity plastic surgeon in New York City, patients who want to look exactly like their favorite celebrity may be taking their admiration too far. (Source: FoxNews.com).
All plastic and cosmetic surgery patients undergo a face-to-face consultation with their doctor to determine what their goals are, and if they are in a mentally healthy state to undergo a procedure. In some cases, the patient is suffering from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), or has very low self-esteem. Plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures will not correct these deeper issues, and for many, psychiatric help is the best solution. Dr. Fiorillo points out that these types of patients, “need a psychiatrist, basically. You are not going to make somebody look like someone else. It is an unattainable goal.”
Still, many men and women undergo cosmetic procedures in hopes of attaining some of the most sought-after features – many that are inspired by Hollywood. Breast augmentation, lip augmentation, facelift surgery, Botox and liposuction continue to be some of the most popular procedures, especially for those who want to undergo a complete makeover and dramatically change their looks.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that 12.5 million people underwent cosmetic and plastic surgery in 2009 alone, and the numbers have increased steadily for the past decade. An increase in plastic surgery reality TV shows, more media coverage about certain procedures, and less stigma associated with getting plastic or cosmetic surgery may have spurred demand.
Many celebrities say that they will not ever consider going under the knife, and that it is important for people to appreciate their natural beauty. Still, fans continue to line up at the doctor’s office for a nip and tuck that will help them achieve their Hollywood-inspired ideal.