The Dangers of DIY Plastic Surgery

Atlanta GA Facial Plastic SurgeonMaybe you heard the news a while back – teen boys and girls attempting a DIY technique to plump up their lips at home by placing a shot glass over their mouths and sucking in air. The result, not surprisingly, was mouths that looked swollen, bruised and painful. More concerning than the aesthetic outcome, though was the danger that these kids were putting themselves in – potentially permanent scarring and disfigurement.

Unfortunately, these types of stories aren’t new. At-home injectables and fillers have lead to numerous injuries and hospitalizations, due to patients bypassing doctors for the sake of saving of money – or in the case of the kids, in a quick but dangerous attempt to look like a celebrity.

While you may not be trying to mimic a lip-plumping procedure at home, an important reminder can be garnered here. When it comes to cosmetic enhancements, it’s important to always consult a certified, accredited professional surgeon that can advise you on the type of procedure you’re interested in pursuing.

Here at Kalos, our number one priority is your safety and satisfaction. That means that our qualified team makes it a point to educate patients on the risks and rewards of our procedures before they undergo surgery or augmentation. During your initial consultation, we encourage you to let us know what your goals are for the procedure, and to ask any questions you may have so that we can thoroughly and honestly address all of your concerns, in terms that you understand.

We look forward to serving you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Strong.

Post Provided by Benjamin Stong MD, Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
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Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE, Suite 910
Atlanta , GA 30342
(404) 963-6665
A Top Atlanta Plastic Surgeon 2017
  • Double Board Certified, Fellowship Trained
  • Dr. Stong has successfully completed OVER 100 facelifts in his career
  • He performs OVER 40 Rhinoplasties per year
  • Dr. Stong completes OVER 30 Mohs skin cancer reconstructions a month