Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Olsen Twins: Mary-Kate and Ashley to Receive Plastic Surgery

In the blogosphere today, it was reported that Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have looked into getting matching rhinoplasties. Supposedly, Ashley felt that her nose was a little a large and wanted to reduce the size and contour. Her sister loved the idea and wants one too.

Rhinoplasties are the most delicate and demanding procedure in plastic surgery. The difference between a great result and a poor outcome can be just a few millimeters. A good rhinoplasty surgeon is one half structural engineer and one half artist. I find it extremely important to have at least two pre-op consultations with a rhinoplasty patient and do a complete internal, external, and whole face evaluation each time. We then use digital morphing technology to show the patient what is possible and make sure that we are both on the same page. A rhinoplasty patient never has as good an opportunity to get a nice result as the first time!

Is it common for family members to receive plastic surgery at the same time? You bet. At our plastic surgery center here in Miami, we’ve seen all combinations: twins, husband-wife, sister-sister, mother-daughter, father-son, grandmother-mother-daughter, best friends, etc, etc. My patients have told me that it really helps to have someone to go through the surgery and the recovery period. They have also said that the experience brought them a lot closer.

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