Powerful cosmetic surgery industry

Currently, the PS industry has a powerful ally in the medical industry. Unfortunately, in spite of the powerful propaganda, the decade long promotions, the information propagated by the PS and medical industry can be shown, on standard scientific peer review, to be scientifically groundless.

 

Furthermore, thanks to the publication of medical shill studies by PS affiliates, the pattern of misinformation and bias can be fully documented under review by psychologists, social scientists, and other individuals that have knowledge of the nature of propaganda techniques and other methods of information bias. This means that the entire PS developed, medically sponsored PS industry is built on a house of cards, regardless of how well entrenched it has become.

 

It is therefore quite logical that the legal responsibility for the iatrogenic damage caused by the breast reduction industry in the US should, justly, fall on the hands of the doctors who are responsible, not the insurance companies who were forced (by the system) to go along with this. Judging by history, it is quite possible that the PS/medical industry faction will attempt to render the insurance companies as a scapegoat so that they (PS) can be shielded from the consequences. Allowing this to happen would be a legal atrocity.

 

PS/medical industry sponsorship of this breast reduction money machine has already created major distortions in information, and has taken license to a degree that is virtually unprecedented. Allowing scapegoating to occur, as it did in 1991, will assure that the crimes of deception in the name of industrial profit will be further condoned by society, and will pave the way for the continued and greater growth of this variety of white collar, elitist led crime.

Breast enhancement, insurance, and lawsuits

The insurance industry is  susceptible to billions of dollars of lawsuits related to the topic of breast reduction. The class action suits would be brought by people who have had their claims denied so that priorities can be arranged to favor breast reduction surgeries. The sheer dollar value of claims that must be denied to coddle the medical industry promotion of breast reduction surgery is quite substantial, in as much that it exceeds the total current amount of private money that is given in the US for all breast augmentation surgeries.

 

Breast reduction is a much better money maker than augmentation is. The breast reduction industry, as it has evolved in the US since 1991 (post silicone era) favors primarily the subset of the medical industry known as plastic surgeons. Secondary profits from this, not counting kickbacks from the PS industry, are found substantially in other aspects of the medical industry. The system of breast reduction promotion is tribune, motivated by the PS industry, shilled primarily by the medical industry, and facilitated (freely financed) by the insurance industry in cooperation (on advice from) the medical industry.

 

The insurance industry is thus a very important key player in this whole process, but it must be understood that the insurance companies were literally forced to take on the stance that they have assumed. Medical industry authorities carry a tremendous amount of weight and influence in the American social and economic structure, and insurance companies have traditionally followed the medical authority.

 

Furthermore, under the actions of the medical industry, insurance companies have been taken to court over this matter, and regards to breast reduction, the legal system has shown a strong tendency to argue on the basis of the medical system. Insurance companies have had no recourse but to turn the other way on this issue, and to go along with it, since the consequences of challenging this matter have proven immense. Therefore, a strong argument can be made that in the event of a slew of class action lawsuits regarding breast reduction surgery, the medical industry would be seen as the cause of the damage that has been done.

The impact of the breast augmentation industry

Of great importance is the way the PS industry, now resting on equal and opposite foundation of breast reduction and breast implants, serves to fully exploit the natural diversity of female body fat. By targeting the thin women for breast implants and big women for breast reduction, the PS propaganda machine has a huge bested interest in matters of fat and female body image.

 

Most illustrative is the early shill of famous fat lady Roseanne, which not only managed to obscure the numerous and serious risks associated fat fluctuation and post breast reduction surgery, but inaugerated the widespread mass of deception and folk mythology portraying breast reduction as an aid to weight loss. These lies, nurtured by the later shills that came, grew into agents of mass iatrogenic damages, leading the way to the targeting of overweight white women as a major demographic.

 

The full exploitation of overweight women was absolutely essential to provide the breast reduction industry with enough fodder to fully feed most of its profits, which since 1992 had to keep pace with the huge profit growths of the breast implant industry. This is cos there are actually far far fewer large breasted (relative to body fat content) women in the population than there are small breasted ones. The food of the breast implant monster (small breasted women) was vastly less abundant than the resource for that of breast reduction (big breasted women).

 

Mathematically, the breast reduction beast could never match the size and profit of the breast implants, unless the size of the breast reduction market could be artificially expanded using some kind of marketing hype. This was accomplished fully exploiting the overweight female body. Basically, and ideology was created that breast size was somehow independent of body fat, in crude terms, women were made to believe that if they were fat, and their various body parts (backs, bellies, hips, arms, face, legs) were fat, this was because they were fat, but if, at the same time, their breasts were fat, it was because they were too big breasted and required a breast reduction to correct it.

Beauty trends in cosmetic surgery

The following was released today by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: * In the aftermath of September 11, Americans will continue to reevaluate their priorities; some will focus on personal improvement and, perhaps for the first time, consider cosmetic surgery as an option. * New surgical and skin care techniques offering improved results for darker skin will increase cosmetic procedures among ethnic minorities in the U.S. *

 

Non-surgical “pick-me-ups” such as injectable wrinkle treatments (including Botox(R) and the newer Myobloc(R)) and skin resurfacing with peels and lasers that require little or no downtime will be the fastest growing segment of the cosmetic surgery market. * The trend toward “short scar” and “minimal incision” cosmetic surgery will continue as more plastic surgeons adopt these newer techniques in response to patient demand.

 

* Current fashion interest in midriff-baring tops and low-riding jeans will increase the popularity of abdominal contouring procedures such as lipoplasty (liposuction), tummy tuck and, for those wanting a more sculpted abdominal musculature, “abdominal etching.” * The popularity of thong lingerie and swimwear will stimulate an increase in cosmetic surgery of the buttocks, including lipoplasty for contouring of full buttocks and buttock augmentation for adding curves to flat buttocks. *

 

Advances in the formulation of silicone gel will encourage renewed interest in its potential U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval as a safe and effective breast implant filling material. * The interface between plastic surgery and anti-aging treatments involving nutritional and other “wellness” therapies will increase as plastic surgeons respond to consumer interest in alternative medicine. * Fat from lipoplasty procedures will be further investigated as an important source for stem cells, opening the door to a new era in aesthetic surgery utilizing patients’ own “manufactured” tissue for a variety of cosmetic enhancements.

 

Additional states will mandate accreditation of office-based surgical facilities as consumers demand the highest safety standards for ambulatory surgery. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is the leading organization of plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) who specialize in cosmetic surgery of the face and the entire body.

Going under the cosmetic surgeon’s knife without fear

Honestly, If I could afford it, I would get liposuction on my thighs and butt. They are not hideously out of proportion, but they are naturally heavy–even when I am very thin I have bigger legs. My butt and thighs are the focus of most of my body angst, and I always feel like if they were ok, it would be easier to let go of the eating disorder.

 

I have actually brought this up with my mom, asking her to pay for surgery on the grounds that I thought it would go a long way towards curing my bulimia. I know that the ed is about way more than my appearance, but I honestly feel that having more proportional thighs would relieve some of the intense pressure I feel to be thinner.

 

I would look closer to my “ideal” so it would be easier to give up the dieting obsession and focus on the emotional issues, b/c I wouldn’t feel so ugly and disgusting…maybe its crazy, but I really think liposuction would help. My mother did not buy this reasoning, though, and I’m sure most therapists would nix the idea, but I am pretty convinced.

 

I fantasize about getting liposuction all of the time, and am even planning to save up for it and go through with it as soon as I can after college when I am working in the “real world”. It might be a sign of my sickness, but I am not planning to do it, to stay stuck in my ed, I very much believe it will help me recover.

Cosmetic surgery for disabled kids

The kids themselves ranges from severely disabled to very mainstream-able(I have no idea what the proper way to say that these days). They also had the doctors who specialized in this and other reconstructive surgeries. The parents seemed all to be very comfortable with their special kids.

 

They did the surgery so the kids would look more like the mom, dad or other siblings, rather than other kids. You could still tell the kids had a “problem” but the surgery results were amazing. As an outsider to this situation, most Down’s kids that I have seen all have very similar features and don’t really look like their families. But after the surgery, there were noticeable similarities to the parents.

 

They didn’t drastically change the children’s features. Just smoothed out (I guess you’d say) harsh obvious features of Downs (mostly the eye shape). The kids on the show that day were happy to look like their families. You could probably write these shows for transcripts or video of the episode. In the situations presented on the show, I didn’t see a problem with it. The surgeries weren’t long drawn out over years type of changes and the kids were content. The mom’s seem to be doing for the kids, not to deny the Down’s.

 

Let me say that we love him tremendously no matter what the shape of his head, but I do not want his teased by people that don’t later in life. I do not want him prejudged on his “different” appearance if it can be corrected. It had nothing to do with our acceptance of him, and everything to do with his acceptance by others and himself. I know “normal” teenagers don’t like their appearance, and I see no reason to add to that stress.

Risks involved in cosmetic surgery

Although more and more men are undergoing cosmetic surgery, women remain its chief consumers. A face lift. A tummy tuck. A nose job. A breast enhancement. The terms sound so cozy, even if the actual procedures are anything but. Women have played an active role in encouraging the culture of cosmetic surgery, but of course women are under far more social pressure than men to look good.

 

Even feminists disagree among themselves about cosmetic surgery. Is it capitulation to the cultural ideologies and beauty myths that have historically victimized women? Or is it a form of self-empowerment? Haiken suggests that it’s both: It may empower individual women, but its history is “a compelling reminder of just how limited has been the range of options that women have perceived to be available to them.” No cosmetic surgery has been more controversial than the silicone breast implant. Haiken’s chapter on the subject is excellent. She writes that the fundamental question is not whether cosmetic surgery is feminist or antifeminist, or whether or not implants cause illness, but how it happened that so many women became convinced that their lack of mammary endowment was a disease, and why implants were so universally heralded as a cure. Cosmetic surgery is singular among medical specialties in being consumer-driven.

 

Those consumers are, for the most part, average Americans. A recent survey revealed that 30 percent of patients had household incomes of $25,000 or less, and another 35 percent were in the $25,000-to-$50,00 bracket. Haiken writes, “Without the thousands of Americans who begged their surgeons to devise solutions to the problems that distressed them, cosmetic surgery would not be the phenomenon it is today.” Cosmetic surgery responds to public demand, inventing new and controversial methods of self-improvement. Liposuction, for example, in which fat is sucked out of the body with what is essentially a glorified vacuum cleaner. Or botox injections, in which small amounts of the deadly botulism toxin are injected into facial wrinkles to paralyze them temporarily.

Can plastic surgery be applied to everyone?

‘Can plastic cosmetic surgery just be applied to everyone or only to a certain group of people? What group? Why?’ In order to do a talk of good quality, in have to collect the opinions of all people with different motives in this business. Could you be so kind to respond with a clear statement, provided from some good arguments?

 

I thank you in anticipation! In order to gain as many opinions as possible, I need some good (internet) resources. I have already tried some newsgroups, but sci.med.plastic surgery is not available. I was wondering if you know some good resources.

 

If you’re interested in anything relating to cosmetic surgery, like breast enlargement and breast reduction, hair transplantation, liposuction, facelifts,laser surgery, and fat grafting to enlarge various bodily areas, Information about costs and other FAQ for each procedure are also given, but people seem to appreciate the pictures the best (especially the breast and the hair transplant pictures) because they can see in complete privacy and with confidentiality things that they are curious about but too embarassed to find out about in person.

As Haiken’s research reveals, popular psychology played a crucial role in the triumph of cosmetic surgery. Alfred Adler’s concept of the inferiority complex was much in vogue in the 1930s and ’40s. The cosmetic surgeon was thus seen as serving a psychological @function by helping patients overcome feelings of inferiority engendered by an unattractive appearance. The link between cosmetic surgery and psychology is stronger than ever today. Many patients seek surgery hoping it will improve what we have learned to call self-esteem

Best or worst cosmetic surgeries

The best plastic surgeries are the ones which are undetectable. Sophia Loren, Angela Lansbury, Julie Newmar and several other celebs have been under the knife but you wouldn’t necessarily know it unless you’ve seen before and after pictures. Especially in Angela Lansbury’s case–she looks like she had been away for a long restful vacation. She still looks like a 60-something year old grandmother, just one who’s taken really good care of herself. That woman in the New Yorker Magazine article is pathetic.

 

I think her surgeon was trying to make her Julie Newmar, but he really just fucked up her face. From the sound of that article, her life was equally as pathetic despite all the money. I’d love to see what she looked like before. NY magazine said something about her “delicate milkmaid features”. That sure isn’t what she looks like now. They said her husband asked to have her barred from the court during divorce proceedings because “her looks scared people”. I just can’t fathom why someone would do that to themselves.

 

Or let a doctor do it. You think that the picture on the front of the New York magazine was horrific, you should have seen the picture of her on the front of the New York Post. I saw it at their on-line site and was totally disgusted. You should have seen her before, she was beautiful. Now they derisively call her “The Wife of Wildenstein” and quite rightly. It said in the Post that some women in Southern California would envy her look. My question is this: is this how crazy they are in Southern California?

Cultural implications on cosmetic surgery

Speaking of plastic surgery, over here in the UK there was an interview on tv with Sue Lloyd who used to be in Crossroads. In in her youth she was a beautiful Kay Kendal clone, (was she also in “The Stud”?). Alas she has obviously been under the knife, her lips have that gibbon quality, her eyes have all but disappeared and her face is as shiny as any burns victim. Looked completely unrecognizable – why do they do it?

 

Plastic surgery just does not work. Surely anyone with any sense only has to look at Michael Jackson to see for themselves, if that guy can’t afford to have it done properly then no one can. Nosejobs and lipo are the only plastic surgery worth considering. Had ‘em both – loved the results. Everything just alters way too much what mother nature gave us. And I have to admit I am terrified of gaining weight because who knows where it can show up now? arms,face ankles?? everything has it’s price.

 

My take on this was that her surgery was more of an artistic venture — like she was using face as a medium. A big deal was made of her artistic contribution to their home, and her other creative tendencies. I also remember something about wanting to look like a cat (?). Unfortunately that issue has already hit the curb so I can’t confirm this. Rightly or not, it reminded me of the woman in France who is doing a performance art piece in which she is constantly transforming her face through surgery. I’d like to read about the surgeon’s who accept money for doing this. How do they sleep at night?