Melbourne Bikini Model Wrong To Blog Nose Job

Melbourne Bikini Model Wrong To Blog Nose Job
SHARE
THIS



A Melbourne hairdresser/model who has almost 200,000 followers on Instagram has been cautioned by a top plastic surgeon for trivialising a nose job she had as part of a medical tourism package she recently took to Thailand.

Twenty-four-year old Rhiannon Langley travelled to Thailand last month for a $5,190 Rhinoplasty surgey on her nose, something she proudly boasted of to her legions of social media friends. Langley even created the #RhiannonGetsRhino hashtag so her followers could be updated on every facet of her nose job/holiday.

27ED7DB800000578-3051777-image-a-6_1429845390567[1]

Post-op photographs of Langley quickly appeared on her social media, primarily with her lounging by the hotel pool in skimpy bikinis while sporting swollen eyes and nose.

Langley’s surgery holiday even made the Daily Mail Australia who quoted her as saying: ‘I have quite a big following on social media and I don’t want to lie about it. I think people are more accepting of the decision if you own it. I’ve seen so many other girls on social media get things done and then try and hide it.”

The young starlet said the major reason for her to have the procedure done overseas was the price. “The price difference [between Australia and Thailand] is huge,’ she told the Daily Mail. “I’m getting married in a year, so I couldn’t afford to have the surgery in Australia.”

27CCE6DB00000578-3051777-Sharing_is_caring_Rhiannon_Langley_is_posting_her_cosmetic_surge-a-17_1429845556883[1]

However, the surgery and the shameless promotion fast caught the ire of a leading Australian plastic surgeon who contacted B&T to highlight the inherit dangers in involved in overseas plastic surgery and trivialising it on social media.

Dr Craig Rubinstein, the principal surgeon from Melbourne’s Cosmetic Surgery for Women, believed Langley’s postings ignored the dangers of cheap overseas surgery and the recuperation times required post-operation.

“Surgery is a very serious undertaking,” Rubinstein told B&T. “It’s not a holiday and nor is recovery. Promoting a person’s story that appears to make light of surgery and post-operative aftercare to younger people could influence their behaviour and expose them to risk.  It takes six to 12 months to see full results. Until then we cannot assume a good outcome has been achieved.”

Rubinstein agreed we lived in vain times and social media was arguably making us even vainer.

27CCC6F300000578-3048237-image-a-17_1429593490166[1]

“Yes, I believe that the pressure to look and feel our best has increased in recent years; however, I still think that for most people health and safety is more important – it certainly is, or should, be for surgeons and medical businesses.

“In my practice we go to great lengths to ensure our patients are well informed and are realistic in their expectations. If we believe a person is unrealistic or their goals cannot be achieved we will not perform surgery,” he said.

Latest News

Monday TV Wrap: Brownlow Coverage Awards Seven The Medal
  • Media

Monday TV Wrap: Brownlow Coverage Awards Seven The Medal

Seven enjoyed a stellar night last night and it was all thanks to its Brownlow Medal coverage that saw Hawthorn’s Tom Mitchell crowned the AFL’s best and fairest for the 2018 season. Coverage of the actual medal event pulled an impressive 895,000 for the network, while the earlier red carpet arrivals also did well with 633,000 viewers tuning-in […]

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Stellar Concepts Wins PR Duties For New Sydney Food Festival
  • Marketing

Stellar Concepts Wins PR Duties For New Sydney Food Festival

Communications agency Stellar Concepts has been appointed by IMG Culinary to deliver a PR campaign for the launch of Taste of Sydney Collective. The food festival is an evolution of IMG’s ‘Taste of’ festival series fusing food, culture and music. Taking place at the Cutaway in Sydney’s Barangaroo precinct during November, the highly-curated event will […]

SPEED To Handle Media Planning For QICGRE
  • Media

SPEED To Handle Media Planning For QICGRE

SPEED has been appointed QICGRE’s communications strategy and channel planning agency with immediate effect. QICGRE are operators of 26 shopping centre’s across Australia, including Eastland, Castle Towers, Westpoint, Canberra Centre, Robina Town Centre and Grand Central. SPEED will provide portfolio communication recommendations across the business, as well as direct media planning support for each shopping […]

Former One Green Bean CEO Carl Ratcliff Resurfaces At DDB Sydney
  • Advertising

Former One Green Bean CEO Carl Ratcliff Resurfaces At DDB Sydney

DDB Australia has announced the appointment of former One Green Bean CEO Carl Ratcliff as chief strategy officer of DDB Sydney. Ratcliff’s appointment comes just over two weeks after it was announced that Claire Salvetti would replace him as CEO of One Green Bean. Ratcliff has more than 20 years’ experience in the world of building brands […]

The Best Time Of The Day To Check Your Emails
  • Opinion

The Best Time Of The Day To Check Your Emails

Bombarded by too many emails? Are the the little buggers taking up more of your time than they effectively should? Well, let Inventium founder and B&T regular Dr Amantha Imber (pictured below) pass on her sage words on tackling your electronic mail avalanche… I have a confession to make. I love checking email. I love how productive I feel smashing through […]

Opinion

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Culture As A Competitive Advantage
  • Opinion

Culture As A Competitive Advantage

Emma Bannister (pictured below) is founder and CEO of Presentation Studio, APAC’s largest presentation communication agency and author of the book Visual Thinking: How to transform the way you think, communicate and influence with presentations. In her latest B&T post, Bannister says a good office culture brings a myriad of advantages you probably have not even […]

Opinion

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
M&C Saatchi’s This. Film Studio Announces Nat Geo Doco Series On Rhino Conservation 
  • Campaigns

M&C Saatchi’s This. Film Studio Announces Nat Geo Doco Series On Rhino Conservation 

M&C Saatchi Group’s film and television production studio THIS. has revealed its first major project, a two-part documentary series in partnership with National Geographic, Cisco Systems, Canon Australia and Land Rover South Africa. The documentary series, hosted by cricket legend Kevin Pietersen and outback wrangler Matt Wright with conservationist and Canon Australia Photographer, Julia Wheeler, […]

Ovarian Cancer Australia Appoints 10 Feet Tall As Its Integrated Agency Partner
  • Media

Ovarian Cancer Australia Appoints 10 Feet Tall As Its Integrated Agency Partner

Following a competitive pitch process, 10 feet tall is standing proud as the newly appointed agency for Ovarian Cancer Australia (OCA). The agency’s response to a complex brief included a strong multifaceted brand platform that spans all media and includes mainstream media working in conjunction with fundraisers and activations for the charity throughout the calendar […]