10 Amazing and Real Cosmetic Makeovers
Anonymous_1 on 11 Mar 2011 at 12:00am
Now you see it, now you don't!
Often the cosmetic makeovers we see on reality TV shows and in magazines seem surreal. Can you really get a transformation that completely alters your look?
At RealSelf, our community of over 2,500 doctors post thousands of photos of results from real patients. Many of these before and afters are truly astonishing. Here are ten that caught our attention.
1. Brazilian butt lift before and after
2. Male breast reduction before & after
3. Scar repair before and after
Cosmetic procedures can be life altering, as proven by this photo. The can’t-miss-it, dominant scar virtually disappears after a treatment of liquid injectable silicone. The procedure was done by New York dermatologist Channing Barnett.
4. Gastric bypass before and after
Gastric bypass surgery reveals a new you underneath. This woman was always beautiful, but with her weight loss, she simply glows. The surgery was performed by Long Island bariatric surgeon David Buchin.
5. Mommy makeover before and after
Wow, wow, wow – look at mommy now! This mommy makeover surgical patient lost her spare tire and gained a perfectly curvaceous, trim abdomen and perky breasts. She’ll feel great rocking a bikini this summer, tots in tow. The surgery was performed by Raleigh-Durham surgeon Michael Law.
6. Body Jet liposuction before and after
Body jet – a water-assisted liposuction technique - superhydrates the tissues with the fluid, separating the fat. This before and after photo was taken just three weeks after the treatment! The difference is AMAZING. Tummy pouch = gone. Svelteness = significantly increased. Well done, Florida plastic surgeon Steven Weiner.
7. Latisse before and after
Remember Maria in “West Side Story”? “I feel pretty, oh so pretty…” Maybe she tried Latisse. This patient gained thick, lush, close-up-ready eyelashes through her Latisse treatments. Bat those lashes! The procedure was recommended by Florida ocular plastic surgeon Jasmine Mohadjer.
8. Smile makeover before and after
Severe periodontal disease resulted in a set of choppers that were less than red carpet-worthy. Dental implants created a beautiful new smile for this patient. Hope she’s making the most of it – we love her new look! The procedure was completed by Seattle cosmetic dentist Lance Timmerman
9. Lower body lift before and after
Weight loss left this patient with a mass of excess flesh. A lower body lift coupled with additional weight loss delivered truly miraculous results, removing unwanted skin and creating a fantastic figure. The work was done by Houston plastic surgeon John LoMonaco
10. Breast implants before and after
10. An amazing boob job, how to judge? We’re going with enhanced, yet barely detectable; subtlly fuller. This patient now has a set of breasts so natural, it’s hard to believe they’re the work of a surgeon. The procedure was done by NYC plastic surgeon Kenneth Francis.
Keep in mind, these cosmetic transformations didn't come without risk, pain, careful selection of a qualified doctor, and lengthy recovery periods. Downtime can prove to be challenging as documented in this diary of a tummy tuck.
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