Plastic surgery debate: When does it go too far?

Plastic surgery

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Many strive for perfection when it comes to their appearance, but some plastic surgeries could have the opposite outcome.

With a growing number of patients coming back for more procedures it raised the question: When is enough, enough?

“I don’t like to talk about my age, but unfortunately I am 73-years-old,” said Lilo Plummer of Mt. Juliet.

Lilo Plummer
Lilo Plummer

She also doesn’t like to look her age so she is trying to reverse the clock.

“I am willing to do whatever it takes,” explained Plummer. “I had my eyes done and a facelift and a neck lift and also a breast reduction.”

Plummer started having the surgeries 20 years ago. When asked what the limit for her was she said, “I want to look like myself. I don’t want to lose myself in surgeries.”

Plummer feels like she achieved her goal.

“I felt better about myself and I would do it again.”

In fact, Plummer saw Dr. Dwayne Lett, a plastic surgeon with the Lett Center with TriStar Summit Medical Center in Mt. Juliet, to find out what else she can do.

Plummer is now thinking of getting work done around her mouth to reduce wrinkles.

Dr. Dwayne Lett
Dr. Dwayne Lett

“I didn’t see any evidence that she is not a candidate for some sort of maintenance procedure and that she could have something done again without looking overdone or abnormal or bizarre,” Dr. Lett told News 2.

However, that has not been the case with all his potential patients. Dr. Lett has turned some patients away before.

He said he looks for certain signs, specifically for people who may suffer from body dysmorphic disorder, a condition where a person can’t stop thinking about their imperfections.

“Typical indicators are a person had multiple surgical procedures for the same complaint, went and sought multiple different surgeons and have an expectation that is incredibly unrealistic,” explained Dr. Lett.

Plummer said that is not her and she isn’t rushing into anything. She plans to take Dr. Lett’s advice and consider getting fillers first.

If that doesn’t work, she might consider going under the knife once again.

Below are pictures of Dr. Lett’s work:

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