Barbie Plastic Surgery App Pulled From iTunes, Google Play Stores

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An app using an unofficial Barbie doll made its way onto both the iTunes store and Google Play  recently which made a game out of plastic surgery. The mobile game was geared towards children as young as nine years old, and not surprisingly, the internet pushed back.


The Barbie plastic surgery app was quickly pulled after Twitter users launched a campaign to have it removed from both app markets. The game allowed players to perform liposuction on what appears to be a heavier version of the Barbie doll lying on a operating table. When players are finally done ‘operating’ on her, she appears thinner, but with bandages all over her face.


The game was not developed or approved by Mattel, and when you read the app’s official description, you might get a little sick to your stomach. It reads as follows:

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“This unfortunate girl has so much extra weight that no diet can help her. In our clinic she can go through a surgery called liposuction that will make her slim and beautiful. We’ll need to make small cuts on problem areas and suck out the extra fat. Will you operate her doctor?”

Fort Lauderdale plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda reiterates that apps such as this one have no place on the open market.

“First and foremost, plastic surgery is not a game, and under no circumstances should it be marketed towards young children,” he says, “This game trivializes the surgery process, and sends the wrong message that plastic surgery is an easy solution to ‘unfortunate’ problems.”

He adds that any respected surgeon would never market plastic surgery to someone so young, and Wigoda doubts that the game’s developer ever bothered reaching out to a plastic surgeon.

“From the screenshots I’ve been able to see the game appears somewhat crude, and doesn’t paint an accurate picture of the plastic surgery process.”

He strongly cautions users against using it as a resource if they are considering undergoing any procedure.

“There is no way a smartphone game can ever provide any reliable information about plastic surgery, and if you decide to go under the knife, it should only be after an extensive research process and a sitdown with a surgeon you trust.”

If you have any questions or are considering undergoing plastic surgery, please contact Dr. Wigoda today for a free consultation at 954.463.7088.

 

Fort Lauderdale Breast Surgery From A-D [Infographic]

Did you know the average woman who gets breast augmentation is in her mid-30’s, married or in a long term relationship and has some college education? A recent study by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery published an infographic highlighting how breasts have evolved over the history of human existence.

Tides (and bra sizes) are changing – from average breast size to opinions and breast enhancement materials.

“I can’t imagine using glass balls and wood chips to enhance the breasts,” said Dr. Paul Wigoda, painless breast implant specialist and chief of plastic surgery at Broward General Medical Center. “Luckily we now have safe, FDA-approved saline and silicone breast implants in the hands of experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons.”

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Dr. Wigoda shares the demographics and positive feedback in Dr. Wigoda’s plastic surgery testimonials from the women who have had breast surgery such as breast lifts, breast augmentation and/or breast reduction, it’s no wonder that breast augmentation is a top plastic surgery procedure for the modern woman. Thirty-one percent of today’s plastic surgeon’s use saline and 69% use silicone according to the recent study. Some of the top reasons why women say they get breast plastic surgery are to look better and feel better.

Dr. Wigoda mentioned: “One of the most common comments I get, once the patient has lived with her new implants for a few months is, “I wished I would have done this sooner!”. The vast majority of patients are happier about how they look, they feel better about themselves, and it is truly amazing how such a simple procedure changes their lives for the better.” online casinos nederland