— Just when it seemed Jenny Lee had hit rock bottom and given up plastic surgery, the real life Barbie admits to having nearly doubled the number of plastic surgery procedures she has received.
Back in 2004, Lee admitted to Oprah that her struggle with poor self-esteem caused her to dislike the face staring back at her in the mirror and subjected herself to nearly 25 procedures.
It seemed she was ready to stop surgically enhancing her appearance but, nearly seven years later, she admitted to Oprah on an episode of “Where Are They Now,” that she had fallen off the wagon and gotten 33 additional procedures, bringing the total up to a staggering 59 procedures.
Prior to performing cosmetic surgery on a patient, the best surgeons go to great lengths to determine if they are a good candidate for surgery.
“Failure to identify a patient’s internal struggles could initiate a lifetime of plastic surgery addiction as they continue to seek that one procedure that will make them like themselves,” says Dr. Elliot Heller, a NY breast augmentation specialist. “This is known body dysmorphic disorder.”
This seems to be the case with Jenny Lee who insists that all she wants is be OK with her looks, “just OK.”
“Sometimes patients are aware that the root of their body image issues are more that skin-deep, while some are in such a state of denial that they don’t display symptoms,” says Heller. “A thorough consultation is one of the most important aspects of plastic surgery.”
Consultations help give the physician and their patient a clearer understanding of why plastic surgery is sought and a chance to discuss expectations.
“My goal is to improve my patients’ well-being, not be the cause of a lifetime of struggle and regret,” says Heller who also performs tummy tuck in New York. “Performing surgery on a patient with a mental disorder is no different from giving a recovering alcoholic a beer.”
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At Allure Plastic Surgery, Dr. Andrew Miller and Dr. Elliot Heller utilize the latest advances in plastic surgery to meet the needs of patients throughout New York, including Staten Island and Manhattan. Consultations are free and patients benefit from treatment in a state-of-the-art facility and quality care from friendly, experienced staff.