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Plastic surgeon called out for “toxic” video

Plastic surgeon called out for “toxic” video

A beautician has been slammed for a video she posted online outlining the cosmetic surgery she thought a star of Stranger Things would need.

Miranda Wilson, who describes herself as a nurse practitioner injector, posted a video on TikTok outlining the alterations she believed would enhance the look of actress Natalia Dyer.

“We’d start by treating those masseters … to help slim the face,” Ms Wilson said, referring to Dyer’s prominent bottom jawline.

She then recommended adding “a bit of chin filler just to help fill out her chin and make her face more of a heart shape”.

Moving onto Dyer’s lip and brow area, Wilson said she would “add just a little bit to the lips” than “do a little Botox (to) give her a nice brow lift to help open up her eyes”.

“And to top if off we’d start with some Sculptra, she does seem to have more thin skin and we want to prevent that from getting thinner and create more collagen,” Wilson said.

She ended the clip with a “before and after” image of Dyer, where she complimented the actress’ slimmer jaw, pointy chin, lifted brows and pouty lips.

However, her assessment drew large amounts of ire from viewers, who described the clip as “toxic” and “highly insulting”, with one commenter arguing that videos like hers were “one of the reasons girls today are so insecure”.

Though she has since deleted the video, download copies have been uploaded and shared on other social media platforms, including Twitter, where the uproar continued.

“Still can’t believe a plastic surgeon (sic) spoke on what she’d change about someone’s face without a) their consent, b) any indication that the person disliked those features and c) putting a disclaimer that the person is already beautiful as they are,” one Twitter user said.

“Like I cannot believe she ‘influencerfied’ her face completely unprovoked as if it was a free consultation.”

After the backlash, Wilson posted a follow-up video saying she wanted to “clear the air”, adding that she “didn’t mean to offend anyone” in the controversial clip.

“I was simply offering suggestions – not on what you have to do – just on what the possibilities are,” Wilson said.

“As an advanced injector that is what we do – we look at faces and assess and look at the possibilities.”

She then took a photo of herself and suggested improvements, such as botox injectables, lip and cheek fillers, and a brow lift, sharing another “before and after” image and writing in the caption that “Natalia is absolutely stunning the way she is” but that her image was just an “example”.

Though comments were disabled on her later video, upset viewers took to Twitter to call out her behaviour.

“She posted a sorry, not sorry video where she completely missed the point of what the original complaint was,” one Twitter user said.

Another questioned who Wilson’s target audience was and pondered the impact such views would have on young women.

“If Natalia Dyer, a white and thin and conventional woman gets scrutinised on her appearance like this, what happens to all the young impressionable poc/mid-size/plus-size girls watching?”, they wrote.

Images: TikTok

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