Celebrities & LASIK - A New Trend In Hollywood

Celebrities Lasik It seems these days everyone has had or plans to have LASIK surgery. If you are a fan (or were) of the reality TV show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, you may have seen the episode where Jessica Simpson has LASIK surgery. She was quite scared, and there was much ado about the whole procedure.

The doctor did everything a normal eye doctor would do; including giving Jessica a mild sedative, I believe to calm her nerves before surgery. LASIK is surgery, but not one that should incite much in the way of fear. Of all the different types of plastic surgery performed today, it is one of the least invasive. You are even awake during the procedure, though admittedly, this may cause some fear in those shy of medical procedures.

Other Popular Celebrities And Their Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic surgery, LASIK surgery... any surgery that improves your health in some way or makes you feel better about your health, is worth looking into, if you can afford it. If you cannot, the good news is most clinics today offer financing.

A reputable LASIK clinic often offers financing for patients that cannot afford to pay for LASIK treatment in full. However, be wary. Some clinics offer unusually low prices for a reason. You want to make sure you get the best surgery for your money. LASIK does involve surgery on your eyes after all, and you do not want an amateur performing surgery.

Who do you know that has had LASIK or other plastic surgery procedures? It is hard to say, especially in Hollywood, where the art of deception is often key to the success of many.

Some stars are very open about their experiences with surgery. For example, Kathy Griffin is one of many stars to willingly admit she has had work done to improve the way she feels about aging and her body.

Here is a list of a few celebrities we think have taken advantage of all LASIK has to offer:

Who knows? The list could go on and on... there are many people that take advantage of all refractive surgery has to offer. In addition, when it comes to Hollywood, if your career is contingent on your ability to see, or your ability to look good, then why not take advantage of all technology has to offer?

Benefits & Risks Of LASIK Surgery
Of course, as with any surgery, there are benefits and risks, even for celebrities. Not all celebrities or patients are happy with the outcome of surgery. For some, surgery does not result in perfect vision. Some people also took advantage of refractive surgery while it was still in its infancy.

During its infancy, doctors were more likely to make mistakes, resulting in complications including problems with night vision, like haloing. This uncommon side effect causes one to see bright lights or halos around objects at night, making night vision difficult.

These days, patients should be fully informed before they agree to any surgery, even if they see a famous celebrity LASIK surgeon. No matter who you are or what your status, there are always risks involved with LASIK surgery. Some say for example, that Adam Clayton, from the band U2, experienced side effects from refractive surgery that were severe enough to keep him from driving at night.

Extreme Makeover & Plastic Surgery
Shows like extreme makeover are also very popular today, and feature non-celebrities receiving forms of plastic surgery to enhance their looks and their vision. The show takes ordinary people and turns them into instant celebrities, providing them access to free LASIK, free laser dental repair and even invasive plastic surgery to change the way their bodies look and feel. This often does wonders for participant's self-esteem.

So far, most of the participants on the show have had mainly positive experiences following their surgery. Just be sure if you plan to follow in the footsteps of a Hollywood celebrity, you make sure you work with a qualified professional. You should also find out whether you are a good candidate for LASIK, and whether you believe the benefits of surgery outweigh any risks surgery may have.

Do not decide to get LASIK just because "everyone" is doing it. Make sure you talk with your eye doctor about the risks and benefits and find out if it is a good choice for you. For many, LASIK is and will remain a popular and useful tool for improving one's vision without the need for corrective lenses.

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