British model Alicia Douvall is a known plastic surgery addict, getting work done on literally just about everything from her toes to her nose. But now Alicia is saying that her addiction is not to blame, it is the doctors that allow her to go under the knife.
According to the Daily Mail, 34-year old Alicia Douvall has had 330 plastic surgery procedures, including 16 breast augmentations with various sizes of breast implants (See Make Me Heal’s story on Alicia Douvall’s plastic surgery addiction).
Although Alicia has admitted to having a plastic surgery addiction in the past, going so far as to enter rehab facilities for treatment and even copping to focusing more on her next procedure than the birth of her daughter while pregnant, Alicia says her large number of procedures isn’t her entirely her fault.
Alicia tells the Daily Mail, “I hold myself responsible, but the doctors who agreed to operate on me when I was clearly not well have a lot to answer for.”
“Now I know the problem wasn’t with my breasts or nose, but how I saw myself. But they always agreed that they could improve me.”
On his blog, OcBody plastic surgeon Dr. John Di Saia says, “It is somewhat laughable when an obvious plastic surgery addict tries to blame someone else. The public doesn’t often think that surgeons get paid to operate and when one says “No” there are likely many others who do not. Saying “No” costs money.”
“As we have discussed here before, that which constitutes “Too Much Plastic Surgery” is a matter of a surgeon’s philosophy. While I have turned away patients who have requested surgery which I feel was problematic, I am in the minority and suffer financially for each such ethical denial. Many other doctors are less selective and justify their policies with their own beliefs. Suffice it to say that if a patient seeks surgery with money to spend, there will very likely be someone there to take that money.”
It is good that Alicia seems to be finally coming to grips with her body dysmorphic disorder, although a little too late.
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