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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Plastic-surgery-gone-bad reality show not for squeamish.

TV E! Reality TV 2014
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+

Please give a warning of christmas content

The most recent episode season 6 episode 7. one of the main patients repeatedly said santa is not real. over and over. commercial and program. seriously there should have been some kind of heads of.
age 13+

Bad messages and graphic images in surgery-oriented reality series.

Botched gives you an inside look into the work ethics of two Los Angeles plastic surgeons who receive the most extreme requests from patients. The series may give teenagers misconstrued views of society and the ideal of beauty. Many of the people on the show have cringe-worthy demands and seemingly unrealistic expectations, and the worst part is that the surgeons sometimes perform the surgeries no matter how risky they are. Many of the patients express their serious discontent with the way they look, giving the impression that if you do not have perfect features, you cannot be truly happy in life, which of course is false. There is a tad of sexual innuendo and imagery that you should be aware of. For example, one episode sees a woman wanting to get breast augmentation (she wanted to get triple Q's believe it or not), and the conversation between her and the surgeons is detailed as she goes into her sex life. Furthermore, there is a lot of nudity, with bare breasts and bottoms leaving nothing to the imagination, although the nudity is obviously non-sexual in nature. One episode features a transgendered individual. The surgical procedures are shown on-camera and can be very disturbing. Foul language is somewhat minimal, however words like f*ck and sh*t are bleeped. Other raunchy or sexual terms are bleeped. Since the show airs on E!, you can expect that Botched is a show that does not take itself seriously.

Is It Any Good?

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From worn-out silicone breast implants for notable clients such as Janice Dickinson to bad nose jobs, butt lifts, eye roundings, and other procedures that sometimes involve faulty products, procedures that can go horribly wrong during and after surgery are the focus of this reality show. It also reveals the complicated -- and often very painful -- surgical procedures patients must undergo to repair their bodies.

The doctors provide some humorous moments, and their patients often are​ colorfully entertaining. But their stories also are​disturbing, because they reveal the extremes they're willing to go to to obtain what they believe is physical perfection. Reality fans may find this worth watching, but each case serves as a cautionary tale for those considering cosmetic procedures of any kind.

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