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shutterstock_79982956If you’re thinking about getting a facelift or a nose job, you may just want to opt for the procedure sooner rather than later, lest you enter into a life of crime. At least that’s what one Canadian research study performed in Oakalla Prison seems to have concluded.

Rehabilitating Inmates with…Plastic Surgery?

Facial reconstruction expert Dr. Edward Lewison claims that “physical defects” like misshapen noses, scars and birthmarks may lie at the heart of criminal behavior. After having performed 450 facelifts, rhinoplasties and other facial reconstruction surgeries for prisoners over the course of a decade, Dr. Lewison noted that the re-offense rate in those inmates decreased by more than 20 percent. Why? According to Dr. Lewison, it may have something to do with the “grudge against society” that facial defects have instilled in inmates.

So Is It True?

It’s hard to say with any certainty if Dr. Lewison’s claims are true, as Oakalla has been closed since 1991 and is now an upscale housing development. Go figure. Whether or not a connection exists between facelifts and lower recidivism, there doesn’t seem to be any evidence that merely anyone seeking a facelift may be at risk for doing a hard time.

When a Facelift May Be Right for You

Okay, so maybe you’re not worried about committing a crime, but you still might be concerned with lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, facial asymmetry or even a crooked nose that just doesn’t look the same as it used to. In these cases, a facelift can absolutely help you to regain self-confidence and boost your self-image, even if the procedure can’t promise to keep you out of the slammer.

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