Host of Bridalplasty defends premise of show

December 14, 2010

Host of Bridalplasty defends premise of show
Host of Bridalplasty defends premise of show

Many people have expressed strong objections to the show Bridalplasty, a reality competition that airs on E!, but the show's creators and host have defended the program. The televised contest provides the winner with a free wedding and complimentary plastic surgeries, recently debuted amidst concerns that it sends the wrong message, CBS News reports.

Host Shanna Moakler said on the CBS Early Show that while some may paint the competition as shallow, most of the contestants have legitimate reasons for undergoing plastic surgery that extend well past vanity.

"Some of them have lost their breasts to breast cancer and want implants," Moakler told the hosts. "Some have been dieting and exercising ... You can't do anything besides plastic surgery to fix those kinds of things."

While having plastic surgery before a wedding is not uncommon, plastic surgeons and specialists are concerned that the show minimizes the complexity of plastic surgery and gives women unrealistic expectations.

Some research has shown that recipients of plastic surgery such as breast augmentation typically exhibit higher self-esteem and greater levels of confidence, but prospective patients should understand the risks and outcomes of surgery. It is crucial to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery prior to any procedure.


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