'Skin Decision: Before and After': Dr Nazarian says lack of women in breast augmentation panels gives men control

Dr Nazarian points out how there are hardly any females in the panels for breast augmentation and other procedures, and men control all the decisions


                            'Skin Decision: Before and After': Dr Nazarian says lack of women in breast augmentation panels gives men control
Dr Sheila Nazarian (Getty Images )
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When Ashley arrived at the office of plastic surgeon Dr Sheila Nazarian and Nurse Jamie, she didn't have an iota of self-confidence in her. Ashley was terribly conscious of her sagging skin, which turned her into a recluse. In her introduction, Ashley reveals how she had always been on the healthier side. After trying countless fitness programs, weight-loss boot camps and diets she finally decided to go under the knife to get her weight issue fixed.

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Unfortunately for Ashley, while she did lose the weight, she was left behind with a lot of saggy skin and a horrible outbreak of acne throughout her face and back. Her physical appearance took a huge toll on her marriage as she didn't feel comfortable with getting intimate with her husband due to her appearance. During her consultation with Dr Nazarian and Nurse Jamie, Ashley elaborates on her desire to look good and work on getting more comfortable with her body.

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So, when Dr Nazarian suggests breast augmentation and implants, Ashley readily jumps at the idea. Dr Nazarian initially suggests an implant which is just a little bigger than her natural breast. But Ashley insists on trying out a much larger implant. Dr Nazarian then tries explaining how huge implants end up making the breasts look fake, and that it is important that they look natural. Although Ashley seemed keen on larger implants, Dr Nazarian tells her that during the procedure if she feels that the larger implant would make her breasts look fake then she would go with a smaller size.

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In her green room interview, Dr Nazarian explains how most of the breast augmentation review boards and panels do not have any females in them. She points out how the narrative of how a woman should look and the size of her breasts are controlled by men. The plastic surgeon explains that it is important for a feminine voice to be present in these panels. She then highlights how it is high time that women reclaim their bodies and emphasizes on having natural-looking breasts rather than fake, unrealistic breasts. So, Ashley did end up getting a smaller implant, but fortunately, she was very happy with the end result.

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'Skin Decision: Before & After' is available for streaming only on Netflix.