Doctors Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow attempt to reverse failed plastic surgeries in the new television series Botched.
Airing on E!, the series will follow the doctors as they try to fix the medical procedures that have left patients either disfigured or in pain, ranging from a woman with enormous breast implants to a man determined to look like Justin Bieber.
Nassif and Dubrow recently discussed the new series with The Fresno Bee.
Gratification of fixing botched surgeries
“For me, having done reality shows about plastic surgery that were making transformations from ugly to swans, it was amazing to be able to take someone who really looks horrible and whose life has been seemingly irreversibly changed by this problem,” Dubrow explained to The Fresno Bee.
“In the last two weeks since the show has wrapped, I have received so many texts from these patients just independently saying, ‘I can’t thank you enough. You’ve changed my life and it’s been amazing for me.’ So for me, it’s been an amazing experience. I hope it resonates with the audience, because there’s a lot of bad plastic surgery out there that I think we can really change.”
Who can’t be helped?
“There are plastic surgery junkies,” Dubrow commented to The Fresno Bee. “They’ve had too much plastic surgery. They have unrealistic expectations or they’re not fixable.”
“I have every patient that I operate on see a psychologist and get a clearance before I even touch them,” Nassif explained to The Fresno Bee. “So a lot of these patients, we sent them first to have them screened to see if they have any body dysmorphic disorder, OCD, problems with body image, from the insecurities on everyone else. And are they plastic surgery junkies or do they actually just like it and they’re doing it for the right reasons.”
Saying no to patients
“Since I do a lot of these revision rhinoplasties, about 15 to 20 percent of the patients in general, I have to say no to,” Nassif told The Fresno Bee. “And that is where when you’re communicating with the patient, you have to be very direct. You can’t beat around the bush. Everyone has a different style and I’m personally very direct. I’m going to say the reason why I don’t feel that it’s in your best interest to operate on you is because of A, B and C.
“Whether it is because they have body dysmorphic disorder, whether it is that the nose looks great, and going from a nine to a 10 doesn’t make sense. You have to be honest and you have to explain the actual reason why the answer is no.”
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