Celebrity Plastic Surgery Still Shrouded in Secrecy
Over the last few years, it seems like cosmetic enhancement has climbed out of the shadows and into the light of day. Famous celebrities including Kaley Cuoco, Ariel Winter, Iggy Azalea, and the entire Kardashian clan have been extremely candid about their experiences with plastic surgery and the benefits they've gotten from it.
All of this attention on cosmetic enhancement has had some very noticeable effects. For starters, it has normalized the practice, removing the negative stigma that clouded the industry for years. Suddenly, undergoing cosmetic enhancement wasn't something that people whispered about or vehemently denied until they were blue in the face. It became something worth embracing, with celebrities giving interviews geared around the treatments they've had done or giving shout-outs to their plastic surgeons on social media.
This newfound normalization coupled with decreased prices and an ever-expanding physician pool has led to record numbers for the plastic surgery industry. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Americans underwent a record-breaking number of procedures in 2016. (This of course follows the record-breaking years of 2015 and 2014 before that.) All told, plastic surgeons in the U.S. completed more than 17 million cosmetic procedures last year, raking in billions in the process.
Given this level of success, it would appear that celebrity cosmetic enhancement is finally, fully out in the open. But looks can be deceiving.
According to several plastic surgeons, many of which are based in the cosmetic enhancement hotspot of Beverly Hills, there are still numerous high-profile celebrities that are incredibly secretive about the work that they have had done.
In order to maintain their secrets, some celebs even have their procedures done in the dead of night to limit the likelihood of paparazzi or a random fan snapping an unwanted picture. Alternatively, other celebrities go to far away locales, even other countries entirely, to steer clear of prying eyes.
Perhaps not surprisingly, cosmetic surgeons are more than willing to aid in this veil of secrecy. Many of the most popular surgery centers in Los Angeles and New York are equipped with multiple entrances and exits, allowing celebrities an easier means of post-surgical escape. At times, plastic surgeons will even send out decoys to distract paparazzi while celebrities make their getaway through another exit.
So even though it may seem like we're living in the golden age of cosmetic enhancement, where all celebrities are 100% honest about the work they've had done, don't be fooled. Many celebs still value their privacy and want to maintain the myth that their looks are completely natural. And ultimately, only the celebrities and their doctors know otherwise. The rest of us can merely speculate.
If you or someone you know would like to learn more about plastic surgery, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!
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