Even when you are beautiful and slim like Tara Reid, the actress from 'American Pie' movie, you may be tempted to go for a bit of a plastic surgery hoping to improve your look, but imagine what you ended with pain and deformity.
That's what exactly happened to Tara Reid. Her breast augmentation and liposuction surgery went really, really wrong. She wanted to have a beautiful even breast and six-pack, but ended up with some bumps along the edges of her nipples and bulgy stomach.
She honestly admitted that: "Right after the surgery I had some bumps along the edges of my nipples, but the doctor said, 'Don't worry, it's going to be better.' But after six months it started to get worse and worse."
So, what could be the implications of the breast augmentation surgery?
Threateningly, the list is very long. The surgery could leave you with excessive bleeding, loss of nipple sensation, asymmetry, implant rupture or shifting, infection, internal scar tissue or the need for second or even sometimes third procedures.
And that was exactly happened with Tara; she needed another surgery.
Another popular plastic surgery celebrity go for is liposuction - a fat removal procedure that aims to eradicate excessive stubborn fat from stomach, thighs, chin, chest or back.
Even though the plastic surgeons assure their customers about the safety of the liposuction surgery, this can get also wrong.
Unfortunately Tara Reid knows the best how the body sculpting can end up badly. She said: "I got liposuction because even though I was skinny I wanted a six-pack. I had body contouring, but it all went wrong. My stomach became the most bulgy thing."
Not only had she ended up with bulgy stomach, but her dream of having a six-pack was crushed.
Even if the liposuction surgery may give you the impression of a simple procedure there implications can be serious.
There could be nerve compression and changes in sensation in a form of an increased pain or the loss of any sensitivity.
The skin may become less elastic after the liposuction if a large volume of fat has been removed from a large area.
Last but not least there is a possibility of developing lungs problem.
All in all, any surgery carries on a certain risk to your health. But you must ask yourself a question if going voluntarily for a plastic surgery is the thing you really want to do. Because if you believe that plastic surgery will make you happy you may be mistaken.
Happiness comes from inside, when your private, social and career life is in balance; when you are healthy and you have sufficient money. No amount of surgeries will make you permanently happy.
You will end up with not only visible scars on your body but with emotional scars as well.
Issued in the public interest by Barbara Tomasik yoga teacher based in London.