There are a lot of benefits to looking attractive. Studies have shown that good looking people tend to do better in life. For example, research has shown that good looking people have a higher chance of landing a job and getting promotions more quickly than their counterparts.
Knowing the potential upside of looking good, 21-year-old twin brothers Matt and Mike Schlepp from Arizona decided to step out from their comfort zone and invest time and money to undergo several rounds of cosmetic surgeries to look like Hollywood A-lister, Brad Pitt. Matt and Mike Schlepp documented their cosmetic surgery journey on MTV’s “I Want A Famous Face”.
For the twin brothers to go from average-looking to drop-dead gorgeous, they underwent rather extensive procedures, amounting to close to US$20,000 (S$27,000). Matt had a nose job and a chin implant. Mike had more procedures, ranging from nose job, cheek, jaw and chin implants. Both of them had porcelain veneers put on their teeth too.
How did it turn out? You decide for yourself.
Speaking on the reality TV show, Matt said: “It was more than worth it. I would do it ten times over. It has definitely helped me get more girls.”
Mike added: “I never knew that I could be as happy as I am right now. I feel on top of the world by the few tweaks that I went through. Go through with the surgery now because you don’t want to go through life always feeling down with the way that you look.”
According to Dr. Siew Tuck Wah, Medical Director of Radium Medical Aesthetics, he said that this is a successful case of major cosmetic surgery with minimal adverse side effects. Patients are happy with the outcome and it has helped them built their self-confidence. Not everyone is so lucky. People should not treat cosmetic surgery so lightly. A cosmetic surgery is a real surgery with all potential risks and complications associated with it. Furthermore, there is no absolute guarantee about the outcome of the cosmetic procedure.
Risks and complications of any type of surgery are:
- Irregularities and asymmetry
- Permanent scarring
- Nerve damage
- Temporary or permanent paralysis
- Delayed healing
In general, if patients are well-prepared and healthy, complications and adverse side effects are rare.
Non-Surgical Facial Augmentation Treatments Available
Non-surgical aesthetic treatments are now gaining popularity due to their remarkable outcomes in a short duration – without the surgical risks and complications. It was estimated that 20 million aesthetic procedures were performed in 2014.
With the advances in technology, people are opting for non-invasive procedures such as dermal fillers, thread lift, and fat freeze treatments. Aesthetic doctors are also using non-invasive procedures to provide convenient and effective treatments for crow’s feet and facial wrinkles such as Botox treatment.
Radium Medical Aesthetics is a medical aesthetic clinic in Singapore that offers a wide range of non-surgical treatments for anti-aging and aesthetic purposes.