Lifetime has a new series coming in February that reveals the scope of the negative malpractice reports rarely heard but are growing, thanks to unscrupulous doctors and medical poseurs who have no qualms about shoddy plastic surgery.
The chase for a perfect body and face can lead people down a spiral of risky surgeries with unqualified surgeons, doctors, and in-office injectable treatments. They all want beauty, but risk death, mutilation, pain, and suffering, and oftentimes will never be the same.
And with reports revealing over $9 billion is being spent annually on plastic surgery— just in the United States—Lifetime takes a hard look into this unpleasant side of attempting physical perfection with less than qualified quick buck artists.
Now, the premiere of the highly anticipated series, My Killer Body with K.Michelle gives candid footage and interviews from people who went in for bodywork or facework and wound up disfigured and nearly dead.
Unfortunately, many people died from these procedures over the years.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Offers Advice To Lifetime Viewers
Dr. Constantino Mendieta of Miami is a world-renown board-certified plastic surgeon who has had to undo the damage caused by many back alley injectors and unqualified doctors working on the cheap.
His clients range from models to well-known actors who appreciate his careful and honest approach to achievable results with their bodies. He spoke to TV Shows Ace today and cautioned anyone considering any surgical or injection procedures:
“People need to be educated on plastic surgery, know your doctor, and find out if they are board-certified in plastic surgery. You must do the research, and only after you have done your homework should you have plastic surgery.”
Dr. Mendieta adds: “Remember you get what you pay for, and if a ‘too good to be a true deal’ presents itself or worse, paying a back alley person who has no medical training, then you are at great risk of creating physical, mental and emotional scars that will last a lifetime and usually cannot be corrected.”
Noting that he sees many patients who come to him after a bad procedure suffering unbearable pain, he says: “You will have years of pain and misery and spend a fortune in trying to undo any botched treatment. So it is best not to do anything rather than take such a risk.”
The new Lifetime series
R&B chart-topper K. Michelle took a chance and exposed her misery knowing it could affect her career. She was one of the first celebrities to come forward with her health struggles after silicone injections nearly killed her.
Her mission in this original series is to educate, and she hopes that the series will help men and women desperate to correct plastic surgery procedures get their lives back.
With the number of cosmetic surgeries on the rise and an alarming number of these procedures resulting in post-surgery suffering and trauma, each episode will follow two patients who desperately need help, as well as K. Michelle’s ongoing personal story.
Additionally, K. Michelle also stars in Lifetime’s upcoming film, Single Black Female, alongside Raven Goodwin and Amber Riley. Single Black Female is directed by Shari Carpenter and written by Tessa Evelyn Scott and Sa’Rah L. Jones, and will premiere in 2022.
Creatives behind the series
My Killer Body with K. Michelle is a Jesse Collins Entertainment and Kingdom Reign Entertainment production executive produced by Kimberly Pate. Jesse Collins and Dionne Harmon executive produce for Jesse Collins Entertainment.
Executive producers are Carlos King and Scott Shatsky for Kingdom Reign Entertainment. Brandon Wilson and Patrick McCabe are also executive producers.
Brie Miranda Bryant and Kimberly Chessler serve as executive producers for Lifetime.
Watch a Special Sneak Peek, January 28th at 10 pm/9c on Lifetime.
‘My Killer Body with K. Michelle’ Set to Premiere Thursday, February 3rd at 9/8c on Lifetime