These days, one of the most common forms of surgery that one hears about is that of plastic or cosmetic surgery. Although many people have plastic surgery to remove scar tissue or to avoid being teased by their peers about deformities, such as in the case of children, others have it to try and enhance their looks. There are, in fact, quite a few reasons to avoid having plastic surgery.

1. Wanting to Look Like a Celebrity

Far too many people aren’t satisfied with the way they look. Often, they see a celebrity and decide that they want to look exactly like them. This causes them to have unnecessary surgery performed and, in many cases, it causes problems because the person doesn’t end up looking like the celebrity after the surgery anyway.

2. To Try and Get Back at an Ex-Partner

Many people think that by trying to improve their looks after ending a relationship, they will make their previous partner jealous. Unfortunately this can backfire and have serious consequences, especially if the plastic surgery doesn’t go as planned. Once plastic surgery has been performed, it is usually quite costly to try and reverse, and the results are not guaranteed.

3. You Have an Existing Medical Condition

As with any other surgery, there is always the risk of complications occurring during the procedure especially if you have an existing medical condition. Always let the doctor know if you have any existing conditions that might get in the way during the surgery.

Before considering any form of plastic surgery, it is important for the patient to ensure that they are undergoing the surgery for the right reasons and not simply because they want to look like someone else.

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Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

With special expertise in all aspects of facial plastic surgery, and a particular skill for revision surgery, it’s clear why Dr. Spiegel is one of the most celebrated facial plastic surgeons in the world. If you are seeking the best possible results, or have a uniquely challenging problem, you’ve found the right doctor.

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Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir (pronounced “oh-near”) has years of experience in facial aesthetics and treats some of the most recognizable and famous faces. Dr. Onir started her career in oral health, earning doctorate degrees from both New York University and Boston University. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her cutting-edge medical research as well as her technical skills in dentistry.

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Dr. Jacob Tower

Dr. Jacob Tower

A board-certified specialist in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Jacob Tower brings a thoughtful approach and an artistic eye to New England’s premier plastic surgery practice, The Spiegel Center in Newton, Massachusetts. In addition to being an in-demand surgeon, Dr. Tower is an assistant professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, a sought-after lecturer, and an expert in facial plastic surgery.

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