In my opinion, anything that Donald Trump, a.k.a. the President of the United States, says and/or Tweets these days is essentially just garbley-gook. His words are complete and utter nonsense, even before the whole “covfefe” debacle went down. The man, who is a notable racist, sexist, and all-around horrible human being, simply should not be given a platform (or a Twitter account for that matter). (Again, this is just my opinion.) But alas, he is who the people of America have chosen to run the country, and who we must begrudgingly listen to for the next four years.
Earlier this morning, Trump used his place of power to take to Twitter to mock television host Mika Brzezinski. Brzezinski, who is the cohost of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, alongside Joe Scarborough, was the subject of the president’s latest online bullying attack, calling the co-hosts “low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe.” Again, the president of the United States tweeted this to (and about) people IRL. But he didn’t stop there. Trump continued taunting Brzezinski, claiming she had visited Mar-a-Lago while “bleeding badly from a face-lift.”
First of all, no. Just no. Second of all, while I’m going to assume that Trump’s atrocious comments are his version of bitter backlash in retaliation to an increase in negative commentary surrounding the Trump administration on the Morning Joe show, his vile rant is unprecedented and completely uncalled for (but that goes without saying). Whether or not Brzezinski underwent a face-lift procedure is her business — and her business alone — and most definitely not something for Trump to air out on the Internet like dirty laundry. And even if she did get a face-lift, again, something that is none of our goddamn business, would she really leave her home during recovery while “bleeding badly” just for a little New Year’s get-together at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home? (Something inside me screams “No.”)
Confused about the “bleeding badly from a face-lift” reference, I reached out to Stafford Broumand, a plastic surgeon at New York City’s 740 Park Plastic Surgery, for a little background on the procedure, and the typical downtime associated with the treatment.
“A face-lift is a procedure that tightens the cheek, jawline, and neck,” explains Broumand. “It is a surgical procedure mainly done under general anesthesia, but it can be done under local anesthesia for a mini lift as well. It is a surgery in which the scars are hidden around the ear, and the skin and muscles are lifted to give a more youthful appearance to tighten the jawline and neck region.” Typical downtime for the procedure is anywhere from 10 to 20 days, says Broumand. Side effects typically include bruising and moderate swelling.
As for blood? “There should not, in normal circumstances, be bleeding,” says New York City–based cosmetic surgeon Darren Smith. But again, there would be bruising. “Bruises are essentially blood staining the skin from inside — this is a normal occurrence after a face-lift,” explains Smith. “It would be very unusual to see actual external bleeding after a face-lift. Aside from maybe 24 to 48 hours after surgery; there could be a few drops of blood that leak when the drains are removed or peek through at the incision line.”
Bottom line: “Bleeding badly from a face-lift” is, without a doubt, fake news.
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