Anyone who is a fan of the Housewives reality show franchise on Bravo has
seen the colorful Mama Elsa from Miami. While a very likable character,
her face cannot help but spark interest in viewers. Dr. Farrior gives
his opinion on how a once beautiful woman can end up looking this way.
The situation with Mama Elsa is a tragedy. A tragedy in judgment, a tragedy
in ethics and a tragedy in technique. The main thing that is demonstrated
is that money can purchase bad decision making. Her situation can be laid
at the feet of her providers. The main issue with her result is that of
over augmentation, too much material has been added. Chances are that
she did not do it to herself but was able to convince someone to do it
to her. That is where it should have stopped. The real mistake was the
choice she made for a provider because they did not say NO.
As a consumer you can shop until you find someone that will do what you want
but you should stop when an ethical person with a good reputation tells you to.
Unfortunately, there are those in the cosmetic surgery industry that are not
about the Hippocratic oath to “do no harm”, they may be about
the money. In
choosing a provider be prudent and listen, don’t go to the person that says
what you want to hear. Go to a physician that will educate you and say
no if the situation calls for it.
This may be your last chance to appear normal.