This was my incensed response to someone on another online community (beauty,make-up etc) that I belong to who said that doctors like the ones on Dr 90210 are responsible for the way we feel about ourselves and point out our flaws to us and that's why people go in for cosmetic surgery.
"There is a huge difference between Jocelyn Wildenstein and the fabulous Kim Kardashian. Jocelyn , the previously beautiful,still- rich socialite has a serious case of body dysmorphia and also wanted to emulate a cat (in her eyes that was beautiful). Of course you will get a handful of unscrupulous surgeons out there who are willing to modify you.
Kim on the other hand wanted to tweak her look a bit. She had a bit of nose refinement , chemical facial sculpting (botox in your masseter –jaw muscle), naso labial dermal filler, recent botox , velashape treatments ( for cellulite) and a bit of filler for her cheek bones – very subtle and mostly non-surgical enhancements.
As a doctor/dentist plus non-surgical aesthetic practioner I get quite offended when people say that doctors point out flaws. They don’t! We get our ideas of beauty from our upbringing, society, cultural background, ethnic norms , media and with the advent of globalization what is considered attractive is morphing.
When you consult a surgeon or an aesthetic doc , you are asked what is it that concerns you, what is important to you. We can’t tell you do this and that. Ethically we have a duty to advise and identify body dysmorphia.
Also Dr Rey and Dr Diamond (90210-real) are very different from Dr Troy (Nip/tuck -fiction). Yes surgery is gross to watch, I admit it but that’s surgery.
Why are they Wonderbras? Why are they fake squishy fillers that you can stuff into your bra? You want to look like you have bigger boobs! Why is that?
What about Kim in the before and after make-up and hair? What is make-up and contouring with bronzing – it’s us creating an illusion to enhance ourselves, so we look and feel good. Why are we all on this site- because we appreciate beauty and the fun of make-up and lotions and potions. Anti-aging creams, mascara , blusher , hot red lipstick – why do these things exist and why do we buy them?"
|This is how she looked in the 70's|
|Janice Dickinson -Crazy America's Next Top Model Lady|
|Jackie Stallone (Sly's Mum)|
|Joan Rivers -I think she's in her 70s|
|Kim dressed as a cat- why Jocelyn why?|
|Before and after enhancements|
|Make-up vs No Make-up|