That's why there are some procedures many plastic surgeons won't do. Fox News Health recently published this article about "The 6 procedures plastic surgeons don't want you to get."
First of all, if a procedure doesn't have approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), then it may be unsafe. We would advise against any procedures that aren't regulated by the FDA because of the possible risks involved.
But FDA approval doesn't mean we advise having the procedure. For example, we discourage injecting silicone oil for acne scars. Even though it's FDA-approved, there is a substantial risk of inflammation and complications, and there are other solutions we'd recommend.
Some other procedures we discourage are ribrosections, or removing a rib to get a tiny waistline; buccal fat excisions, which involve removed fat pads from the cheeks; and threadlifting, or using threads inserted under the skin to tighten the face. All of these procedures can have complications that render them unsafe or unwise. And while neck lifts are a popular procedure, we don't recommend that your neck lift include removing glands below the jawline. While these glands sometimes protrude, removing them can be dangerous.
We want to help you achieve your goals and get the results you desire, but we also want to keep you safe and healthy. Whatever body area you'd like to improve, there are likely many different available solutions. Schedule a consultation with one of our 6 Board-Certified plastic surgeons, and we can help you determine which procedure is right for you.