Woman undergoes cheek and chin liposuction
October 18, 2010
Dina Speicher had always had something of a double chin, even as a girl, but, as she got older, the skin around her neck started to sag and family members playfully dubbed it “the waddle,” according to The Des Moines Register.
While Speicher could laugh at it herself, she became self-conscious that her aging face didn't reflect how she felt inside. Last April, she elected to undergo liposuction of her cheeks and chin.
"I carry myself differently," she told the news provider. "I'm willing to go out more. I wear different clothes. Before it was always turtlenecks or something I thought was concealing," she said. "I feel like I'm treated differently."
Like with all aesthetic plastic surgery, there were some temporary side effects. Speicher told the news outlet that she had bruising and swelling on her face for several weeks after the procedure but, in the end, the benefits greatly outweighed the costs.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery states that those who are considering undergoing a liposuction procedure should first consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; active members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. International active members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.
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