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Our bodies and faces are not trends. Or they shouldn’t be.

We look in horror at old photos of women in corsets, or the women’s feet deformed by years of binding. And yet, we are repeating the old mistakes with the help of science, pharmacology, and plastic surgery. The corsets have been replaced with more comfortable Spanx. People use injectable synthetic chemicals to lose 30 pounds in a couple of weeks. Women get plastic surgeons who forgot their Hippocratic oath to remove fat from their faces. Other women get the same plastic surgeons to inject fat or chemically modified hyaluronic acid into their faces.

Can you play with the body in that way and stay healthy? Maybe, but you will pay the price one way or another.

My, moralistic-sounding point is that you shouldn’t experiment on your body as if it were a toy. You may get to regret the experiment but by then it will be too late. The experiment may not be reversible and you will be stuck with the problems it caused plus a face in the mirror you don’t recognize.


Removing buccal fat: do you feel too young and want to accelerate the aging process? You can ask a corrupt plastic surgeon to remove buccal fat, and, voila! you look like you would have looked twenty years for now. This surgery is irreversible. Injecting fat from somewhere else in the body will not approximate the original situation.

Injecting chemically modified polymers in the lips: the body is alive and will recognize that those chemicals are foreign. The chemicals may migrate inside the face, induce an allergic reaction, induce the formation of scar tissue, or, who knows what!

Your skin, wrinkled and atrophied by using Ozempic or similar medications, may be helped by Skin Actives products. But make sure you get the information before you start an expensive series of injections that may age your face and that, after months or years of use and plenty of money, let you gain all the weight you lost and then some.

Remember, those procedures are experimental. They don’t require FDA approval for safety. Even when the FDA approves something, be aware that lawyers can get around the system and have devices approved just because they seem similar to something else the FDA approved in the past. By the time the damage is done, and you look at the small print in that contract you signed, it’s too late.




DISCLAIMER: These claims have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease.