The hit plastic surgery show Botched is changing the lives of people left damaged from poor results by performing revision surgery. Transgender woman Nicole Sanders signed up for the show hoping to correct a bad boob job, but was left in worse condition than before. Producers decided to cut all of her segments at the last minute, adding further insult to her traumatic experience.
A similar story to many other surgery-obsessed patients, Nicole has spent a lot of money leaving behind the life as Jason Torres to transform into a woman. Rhinoplasty, breast implants, silicone injections, and a brow lift are only the beginning of her journey that has spanned over 10 years. At a very young age, Jason found himself drawn to Barbie dolls and knew that something inside of him was different. He identified with being a female so much that he was often teased and bullied until he found himself attempting suicide as a method of escape from the torment. Luckily, he was saved and decided that once he was healthy that it was time to become a real woman on the outside to match the girl on the inside.
In order to look more like her feminine visual idols Carmen Electra, Barbie, and Pamela Anderson, the woman formerly known as Jason has undergone the following procedures since the age of 17.
- Lip fillers
- Brow lift
- Cheek implants
- 4 nose jobs
- Jaw surgery
- Chin implants
- 5 breast augmentations
- Silicone injections in the hips, buttocks, and thighs
- Gender reassignment surgery
- Calf Implants
Nicole has had a lot of success performing as a dancer in nightclubs, admired for her looks. Unfortunately, a botched breast augmentation and rhinoplasty performed by the now infamous Brad Jacobs left her in turmoil. Jacobs was stripped of his license after he was found guilty of malpractice in other cases involving botched surgeries and misconduct with patients. Unable to sue for compensation, Nicole decided to take part in the Botched television program where she would have revision surgery performed.
The breast correction was at no cost to Nicole other than the 2 month commitment to filming that left her unable to work. Producers failed to make further contact with the patient with claims that she was incredibly difficult to work with. Sources say that she became a diva on camera and was incredibly rude to people working on the show. However, her side of the story is that they cut her after the surgery went wrong. Although complications were unspecified, she claims being unable to work due to the poorly conducted corrective procedure.
Nicole’s story is a message to all people that no surgeon is perfect and any patient can experience problems during or after a procedure. “Revision surgery holds no guarantees, especially in a patient that has multiple surgeries done in one area. In many cases, the reward is more valuable to a patient than the risk that must be taken to improve the body,” said Dr. Jason Hope.
Beauty pageants are fairly unusual events at the best of times – young women, parading up and down, being judged on all sorts of things – it takes a special type of personality to want to be part of something like that but also to excel in that environment and win the pageant queen crown.
Much of the focus on beauty pageants is on appearance – what you look like – and obviously everyone has their little beauty secrets. But a beauty pageant in Hungary has taken this one step further and dedicated their pageant to women who have had cosmetic surgery.
The title of Miss Plastic Hungary was held in 2009 and was fiercely contested. In this article we take a look at how it all unfolded.
The contestants all had to have had some cosmetic surgery procedures in order to qualify to enter – face lifts, breast implants, or other body work. Just a few Botox injections would not be enough to qualify you. It is a slightly odd concept to be celebrating artificial enhancements when so many sports and competitions are actively fighting to remove any artificial advantage from competitors – this is one event that actively celebrates artificial advantage and surgical procedures to boost performance.
Twenty two competitors took part in the Miss Plastic Hungary beauty pageant. The ages of the contestants ranged from 19 to 38. The format of the pageant for Miss Plastic Hungary is very similar to every other beauty pageant that you have seen – there are a number of different categories that contestants have to perform in, giving them the opportunity to display what makes them special – whether that is evening wear or a swimsuit. Also public speaking is important so they have the opportunity to speak to the audience and talk about the things that are important to them.
If you have ever dreamed of becoming a beauty pageant queen but have never thought that you were pretty enough, then this could be the competition that you have been looking for – all you need to do is get some major surgery done (but still look natural) and you will be ready to hit the catwalk and strut your stuff in the beauty pageant that celebrates surgical enhancement in every shape and size. What are you waiting for – whether it is breast enhancement, a butt lift, some silicone implants to change the shape and definition of your body, this is the competition that is perfect for you.read more info at http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/surgically-enhanced-beauty-queens-vie-for-the-miss-plastic-hungary-crown/article4279952/.
Taking home the tiara was twenty four year old Alexandra Kocsis – who was showcasing her breast enhancement surgery which were commended for their natural appearance. For anyone a competition win like this is a great boost to your public profile and can give you a platform on which to continue to build your career as a model or hostess or public speaking engagements.
Who said beauty was only skin deep? These beauty queens have had a lot of work done and they are proud of their surgery enhanced appearance. Surprisingly the Miss Plastic Hungary beauty pageant has only been held once.
Having plastic surgery or cosmetic procedures to enhance your appearance used to be a very big deal – something that you would try and keep secret, you would possibly go away on a long holiday until the surgery was completed and any scarring or bruising had healed. It wasn’t something that was really ever talked about, a beauty secret that everyone guessed at but was never confirmed.
However in recent years there seems to be a growing acceptance of plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery as a perfectly acceptable way to maintain and improve your appearance. In this article we look at some of the ways that acceptance of plastic surgery has changed in recent years.
The role of Botox
Botox is a version of a neurotoxin known as Botulinum. One of the big game-changers in terms of the modern acceptance of plastic surgery was the discovery of the cosmetic effect of Botox on wrinkles. The cosmetic benefits were first documented in 1989 and formal trials were completed in 2002 with FDA regulatory approval being granted in the United States when it had been proven that injections of Botox could temporarily improve the appearance of frown lines between the eyebrows.
Since then, the use of Botox has become extraordinarily widespread and the global Botox market is forecast to reach around USD$2.9 billion by 2018. Botox is now widely available from a range of health practitioners and can even be applied at home, with reports that people regularly host Botox parties for their friends.
The power of celebrities
One of the key drivers of the modern acceptance of plastic surgery is the increasing willingness of celebrities and public figures to talk about their cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery that they have had done. With high definition cameras and movies being shot in 3D there is really no where to hide when it comes to having your face (and all its flaws) projected on the big silver screen.
Once celebrities started talking about their plastic surgery successes (and failures) it became a lot more publicly acceptable for everyday people to take similar steps to also maintain and enhance their appearance.go to http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/542448_2 for more detailed information.
Men want to look good too
An increasing trend in plastic surgery is that more and more men are also opting for cosmetic procedures to maintain and enhance their appearance. This is moving plastic surgery beyond the basic breast implants and face lifts. Men are able to get implants for their pectorals, fat removed to help definition of their abdominal muscles, or Botox or other types of facial shaping to retain a youthful appearance.
Plastic surgery or cosmetic procedures to maintain, enhance, or improve your physical appearance are so widespread and socially acceptable that there is no stigma attached to this type of procedure. No longer is it seen as vain or extravagant, appearances matter and, just like going to the gym, it is important to take whatever steps you can to look your best and put your best foot forward to the world.