Considering a cosmetic procedure? Don’t be a “do-it-yourselfer”


Recently, we’ve noticed an increase in a disturbing trend — people who are looking to save money by performing cosmetic procedures, such as facial injections, on their own.

This is one instance where saving money by doing it yourself — or using a provider who isn’t an expert — is absolutely the wrong move. And unlike a home repair, where you might only end up with a leaky faucet or a loose piece of trim if you don’t do the job right, a poorly performed cosmetic procedure can put your health at risk.

One woman, interviewed for a recent news story, found that out the hard way. She entered a contest and won a free facial rejuvenation — one that ended up costing her far more than she anticipated.

Her face was swollen and bruised. She didn’t know what was in the injection she received, and she said it nearly blinded her. After follow-up treatments from a professional, she’s recovering now, but she’s fortunate the damage wasn’t more severe.

If you’re considering a cosmetic procedure, there’s simply no substitute for a qualified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Tenley Lawton in Newport Beach, who is board-certified and highly experienced. She’ll ensure you fully know the risks and benefits of any procedure, and create a treatment plan specifically to help you achieve the results you deserve.

To learn more about how to evaluate a provider, see this earlier entry on the Lawton blog: “Is your surgeon qualified?”

Whatever doctor you choose, don’t put your health in the hands of anyone other than an experienced professional. It’s just not worth the risk.

Dr. Tenley Lawton, M.D.


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