How Far is Too Far?

Plastic Surgery Dangers

Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon and ER physician Dr. Travis Stork explain the dangers of excessive plastic surgery.  

• Plastic surgery for seniors? Meet an 83-year-old great-grandmother who says that age is just a number – even when it comes to cosmetic surgery.  

Plastic Surgery Overload
How much is too much plastic surgery? 

Sarah, a self-proclaimed “Human Barbie,” has undergone more than 100 cosmetic surgeries over the last 20 years — costing more than $1 million — and says she wants more. 

Has Sarah gone too far?

“I like to be awake during all of my operations so I can literally take control of everything and tell the surgeons how I want to look. If he’s not pulling tight enough, then I say, ‘Pull a bit tighter,’” she says. 

“I’m totally addicted to plastic surgery. Of course I am, because I want to look good for as long as possible.”

Is Sarah going too far by allowing her teenage daughter to get Botox injections?

• Watch the first heated debate between The Doctors and Sarah in August 2010.

Sarah’s 7-year-old daughter, Poppy, wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps.  

• How young is too young for plastic surgery? Share your thoughts.

Emotions ran high during the controversial debate. See what happens as the discussion continues during the break.  

Sarah sits down with Dr. Phil McGraw for a revealing conversation about her plastic surgery obsession.

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Child Pageant Dangers
Glitz, glamour, fake tans, high heels, hair extensions and fake eyelashes – this is the life of 8-year-old child pageant star Dianely. Is her mother, Fransoly, taking Dianely’s pageantry to a dangerous level?

“I’m not [taking it too far],” Fransoly says. “It’s our hobby. We enjoy it. She enjoys it, and we have fun together.”

Doctor of psychology Wendy Walsh, Ph.D. explains that many parents believe entering their young daughters in pageants helps develop their self-confidence and social skills. 

“But there is other research that says that [if] girls are sexualized so young, it can actually lead to eating disorders, depression and low self-esteem,” Dr. Wendy says.