Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2012 by Dr. Andrew Elkwood
Andrew Elkwood, M.D.
, The Plastic Surgery Center of New Jersey
The New York Times Sunday Magazine (Jan. 8, 2012) had the following small item:
That Should be a Word --Skinjecture--
To speculate about the plastic surgeries someone has had. "Viewers enjoy a fresh round of skinjecture during each new season of "Real Housewives of New York."
I like the word. I think it says a lot about our profession, and our world. It seems it’s almost become a “suburban sport” to figure out who has had what cosmetic surgery procedure done.
However, I say that GOOD cosmetic surgery is like good camouflage—you never see it. A well-done, appropriate procedure should be undetectable; immune to “skinjecture.” Skinjecture can only be successful with bad cosmetic plastic surgery.
Whose fault is it if skinjecture has a person fingered with a positive I.D.? Sometimes it is the practitioner, but sometimes it is the patient, who wants something more than should appropriately be done.
So, with professional and appropriate cosmetic surgery, you can best be equipped to avoid becoming the victim of skinjecture.
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