Dr. Myla Bennett is a board certified plastic surgeon who has made it her mission to use her platform and voice to speak out against social media groups, doctor’s performing plastic surgery without the proper credentials, and against the plastic surgery tourism industry. She’s appeared on nationally-syndicated shows to discuss our world’s obsession with surgery so naturally, we had to get to know who this phenomenon is.

Tell us about yourself, what was it about plastic surgery that intrigued you to make it your career?

I am a plastic surgeon practicing in Johns Creek, Georgia (a suburb in Atlanta). Initially, my love for science and art was what drew me to plastic surgery. When I was in high school, I saw a special on television on Operation Smile, they fixed kids’ in third world countries crest lip and palettes. I saw those results, thought it was magic, and knew it was what I wanted to do. That was what initially attracted me to the field and I never really saw anything else that intrigued me in that way. From that point, I set out to become a plastic surgeon and never stopped.

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You’ve spoken out against social media groups, doctors performing surgery without proper credentials, and the plastic surgery tourism industry. What is one piece of advice you would offer our readers?

I would say to keep it in the front of your mind. There is no price tag that you can put on your life or quality of life. Be aware of places that are plastic surgery factories. The other thing is if the price is really really cheap, then understand that there are corners being cut. Those people are going to make sure they turn a profit, they are doing things for prices that are a fraction of what the normal price is. That should be a cause for concern about your safety. People just have to pay attention, love themselves enough, and not do it at all if they cant afford to do it in the safest way.

Can you tell us about the new skin care line that you’ve launched?

Pretty Rx by Dr. Myla is a medical skincare line that I launched one year ago. My goal in developing those products was to help women feel their most beautiful when they’re makeup free. If they do want to wear makeup, great but they’ll have a nice clean, hydrated, happy palette to apply their makeup to. I want women to feel confident in their routine and skin.

You’ve already accomplished so much. What can we expect to see from you in the future?

I will always continue to speak about safety. I’ll do that forever, as long as I have the knowledge and the platform to share that will save lives, I’m always going to do that. In short term, I’m working on a men’s line for skincare. A lot of my customers will send us messages telling us about how their boyfriends and husbands will sneak their products (laughs) so I’m starting a new line called His Skin Rx for the men. That’s something I’m working on that I’m really excited about.

photo by Alex Sheaffer

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