There’s no doubt that the media has a significant impact on how we perceive everything around us and the Internet has only increased the impact. Headline grabbers are exceptional which is why they garner so much attention. When the media shines spotlight on plastic surgery it often takes on an alarming perspective. According to recent online industry article what makes the news are scary stories about liposuction going terribly wrong or back alley doctors injecting patients with crazy unapproved substances. While these things have happened the reality is that they are extremely rare and overwhelmingly are the result of patients who have for whatever reason avoided very prominent and easily accessible information regarding safety. The reality is that the overwhelming majority of surgeries that are performed by board-certified plastic surgeons are extremely predictable and are likely to deliver the results patients expect and often exceed the expectations of the patient. Celebrities who have had plastic surgery usually garner attention because of the less than stellar results. Dr. Seify explains to patients that celebrities are for entertainment purposes only. Patients should not use their experiences or opinions as a guideline for the type of procedures that will work best for them. Celebrities heavily influence procedures like breast augmentation, facelift, and rhinoplasty. Dr. Seify points out that plastic surgery results are rarely seen in the media without some sort of touchup, makeup, or other altering effect. For this reason, nothing replaces a one-on-one consultation when patients are considering plastic surgery. Patients who are considering plastic surgery are encouraged to contact Dr. Seify and schedule a consultation.