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Skin Decision: Before and After

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Reality show about cosmetic surgery, some talk of violence.

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This series features clients undergoing a series of cosmetic procedures and surgeries in hopes of looking better and feeling more confident about themselves. Many of them talk about the traumatizing experiences associated with their physical imperfections, including car accidents and attempted murder. Others are seeking relief from physical flaws that they believe have kept them from living a full life. Dr. Nazarian and Nurse Jamie are always sympathetic, and frame each treatment plan as a way of helping them. But they are also clear about what results each client should expect.

Skin Decision: Before And After isn't meant to give medical advice, but sometimes it has interesting explanations about what a procedure is and how it works. However, very little is said about the cost of these procedures, or how painful they are. The two professionals, especially Nurse Jamie, sometimes use these opportunities to self-promote, and to highlight the specific tools they are using to get the best results. Nonetheless, folks who enjoy watching transformational reality series will find themselves easily caught up in this one. (They may also start thinking about their physical flaws, and what could be done to change them.)

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