Lifetime debuted its newest reality series, Atlanta Plastic last night. The show follows three prominent African-American plastic surgeons in Atlanta, Dr. Wright Jones, Dr. Aisha McKnight-Baron, and Dr. Marcus Crawford and their clients/patients.
Last night we learned a little about the cast, nothing personal, because they seem to keep it straight in the office so far. We really only learned Crawford and Baron share a practice in the Metro Atlanta area. Dr. Jones’s office is in Buckhead. However, we did get to the see the clients’ outside life a little as they shared why they chose to have the procedures they were having done. In this particular episode, Dr. Baron had a 48 year old, black mother, Rosalyn, who wanted a tummy tuck, breast lift, and full vaginal reconstruction, so her vajayjay could “pucker” as she said. She had to get her husband on board though. Dr. Wright also did a breast lift and tummy tuck or what they seem to call a “Mommy Makeover” for another mother, Tasha, who had never worn a two piece, but who I thought was beautiful without all of that, but the results were just as awesome. Dr.Crawford performed a nose job, chin tuck, and liposuction on his client, Iris, a 30 year old Venezuelan, who believed her children’s fathers left because of her appearance and that getting a makeover would not only make her desirable but also change her outlook on life. To be honest, I cried at the end, when she walked in. Her change was the most dramatic. I hope it works out for her.
One comment Dr. Baron made in the beginning of the show stuck with me. “Atlanta is the Hollywood of the South…” where everyone has beach bodies. As a new ATLian, I have been a little puzzled trying to understand how every carpet function I have attended, everyone has a small waist. At my own event, a photographer told me- not asked, to “suck in.” I did not realize how common plastic surgery is here.This show also made me realize how women are embracing this “40 is the new 20” movement. In all, the show was actually rather interesting. I hope to find out more about Dr. Baron’s age, because she looks really young. I think for other “sheltered” Black women like myself, the show is actually rather informative. Did you watch? What were your thoughts? Tweet me or leave me a comment, @FancySwagHer.
Pictures courtesy of Photo Tower and mylifetime.com.