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Plastic Disasters (2006)

Tummy tuck. Nose job. Lipo. Millions of people routinely undergo these cosmetic surgeries each year, hoping the results will help them look and feel better. But when something goes wrong, ... See full summary »
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Lucille Iacovelli ...
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Mona Alley ...
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Robert Alley ...
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Tony Bernardo ...
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True Lansden ...
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Tummy tuck. Nose job. Lipo. Millions of people routinely undergo these cosmetic surgeries each year, hoping the results will help them look and feel better. But when something goes wrong, the consequences can be devastating. This HBO Documentary Films presentation exposes the dark side of plastic surgery with a shocking look at three case studies of procedures that went horrifically wrong. Featuring operating-room footage, home videos, personal 'before' and 'after' photos and interviews with patients' doctors and lawyers, the film reveals the physical and emotional havoc wrought by subsequent corrective surgeries, the toll it takes on family and friends, and the knowledge that patients' ordeals could have been avoided had they not had plastic surgery in the first place.

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Desastres plásticos  »

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14 September 2014 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Oh my God, this documentary was really tough!! But I enjoyed watching it anyways, because it portraits cases gone wrong - horribly, I might add. It shows how the aftermath effects the rest of their lives...How commercials and telly shows brainwash one up to a point, when one decides to do plastic surgery, which is not really necessary. But that is vanity for you.

I also liked the part, where the documentary makers included an explanation how the system works, how everybody in business craves to make a quick buck...

The best part of this documentary, in my opinion, was the world war and surgery bit. I do love a bit of gory medicine....and the human body always keeps me wondering. You cannot imagine the kind of injuries in the face a human body can survive!!! I was flabbergasted by these photographs of the world war era.. Now, I want to read a book about medicine and war injuries. Good God, we all are miracles on two legs, this I understand now.

Treat your body with care not by a scalpel!


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