Dr. 90210 is a reality show program in the United States and it shows the plastic surgery procedures in Beverly Hills. The show has been aired since 2006 and it gets its name 90210 from the zip code of the center of Beverly Hills. The show focuses on the practice of Dr Robert Rey, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon. The show provides interviews of patients seeking plastic surgery, a caption of the surgical processes and the before and after view of the effects of the plastic surgery. This reality show has had a significant impact on plastic surgery in the United states. The information provided on the procedures, the risks associated with the procedures and the effect of plastic surgery on the patients has increased the awareness of plastic surgery to many Americans.
Cosmetic surgery is plastic surgery performed to individuals for the purpose of improving their looks. This surgery is performed on people with no deformity or medical conditions. The Beverly Hills plastic surgeon program involves many cosmetic surgeries especially breast augmentation. Breast augmentation involves the insertion of an implant underneath the tissues of the breast to increase the size of the breast. According to statistics provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2007, breast augmentation as the most performed plastic surgery process with over 300,000 women taking the surgery. Though one cannot place a direct link between the program and the increase in demand for the surgery, the program must have had its impact on these statistics. Other areas of cosmetic surgery include Abdominoplasty also referred to as a tummy tuck, eyelid surgery, breast reduction, buttock augmentation, skin chemical peel, chin and cheek jobs, face lift, nose job, lip enhancement, liposuction and laser skin resurfacing. Cosmetic surgery is usually not covered by insurance in most countries and individuals will need to finance the operations from their own funding. Through interviews of patients in the Beverly Hills plastic surgeon program before and after the cosmetic surgery, people are able to understand the psychological impact and side effects associated with the different cosmetic surgeries.
Reconstructive surgery on the other hand involves the restoration of form of different parts of the body that may be deformed either because of physical trauma, disease or birth deformity. In most countries, reconstructive surgery is covered by insurance. In the Beverly Hills plastic surgeon program, individuals needing reconstructive surgery are taken through the operation. Besides this, people are made aware of the different surgical options available and the impact of the surgery in improving the lives of the patients. The most common reconstructive surgery is breast reconstruction. This is mainly done to breast cancer survivors who have had their breast or breast removed to curb the disease. Besides the awareness of the impact of the surgery, the program also gives information on places you can get help if you are in need of a reconstructive surgery.