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Doctors Say More Politicians Turning to Plastic Surgery

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on December 25, 2009

While plastic surgery procedures and cosmetic enhancements are generally expected for celebrities and those in the media spotlight, some doctors are finding that more politicians are saying “yes” to going under the knife.

According to Dr. Ayman Hakki of the Luxxery Cosmetic Medical Boutique in Waldorf, Maryland, it’s interesting to note that a number of politicians have already had some type of cosmetic enhancement in order to preserve their youthful looks.

Dr. Hakki points out that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has had Botox injections in her forehead, Vice President Joe Biden has had hair transplants, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has had a partial facelift, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has had both a neck lift and a face lift. (Source:  ThePlasticSurgeryChannel.com)

Experts say that election time is “peak season” for many plastic surgery procedures, but there is still a lot of stigma around the idea that certain politicians may come across as vain instead of coming across as friendly, youthful and healthy.  In these cases, politicians do their best to hide it.

According to board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Cap Lesesne, “patients who were politicians and who had cosmetic procedures every six months instead of all at once [would] avoid arousing any suspicion.” (Source: ABoardCertifiedPlasticSurgeon.com) Still, others believe that it would be better for politicians to just admit that they are having plastic surgery.

Cosmetic procedures continue to be an attractive option for individuals that want to maintain a healthy and youthful appearance, combat the signs of aging or improve their silhouette after weight loss. Some of today’s most in-demand procedures include breast augmentation, facelift surgery, rhinoplasty (nose job surgery) and liposuction. Minimally invasive procedures that continue to be on the top list of coveted procedures in the United States include Botox injections, injectable fillers, laser skin resurfacing and cellulite treatments.

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