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Cosmetic surgery is a unique discipline of medicine focused on enhancing appearance through surgical and medical techniques. Cosmetic surgery can be performed on all areas of the head, neck and body. Because treated areas function properly but lack aesthetic appeal, cosmetic surgery is elective.
Plastic surgery is defined as a surgical specialty dedicated to reconstruction of facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, and disease. Plastic surgery is intended to correct dysfunctional areas of the body and is reconstructive in nature.
We live in a world where everyone is aiming to achieve greatness not only in their profession but also in the way they look. Cosmetic surgery and treatments are on the rise as more and more people are striving to get rid of their imperfections and become perfect.
Cosmetic surgery has its highs and lows. Depending on the type of treatment, area of treatment, and extent of treatment, these risks and benefits vary. Cosmetic surgery does not always involve an actual surgical procedure. Some just involve a few injections and other medical procedures.
One of the major advantages of cosmetic surgery is the satisfaction it gives the patient once he comes out of surgery. The person would have that perfect nose or a beautiful chin or bigger breasts and it would be just the way the person had imagined. Another advantage is that plastic surgery is not just done to enhance one’s looks. There are many defects and diseases that can be cured with cosmetic surgery. Rhinoplasty, Botox, liposuction, etc. is used to treat many ailments. For example Botox injections are used to treat excessive sweating and migraines. Rhinoplasty is used to treat respiratory impediment and trauma to the nasal cavity. Face lifts, chemical peels, and skin grafts can be used to treat damage caused by burns. When it comes to disadvantages, the first thing that can be mentioned here is the misuse or overuse of cosmetic treatment.
There are also risks like excessive bleeding, scarring, or bruising. Other side effects caused by cosmetic surgery are numbness, pain, swelling, and limited mobility. Another problem that generally exists is the too high expectations from such surgeries. Some patients get disappointed with the way the surgery turns out.
A way to reduce the risk is to ask the right questions and avoid unnecessary surgery. It is better to choose a cosmetic surgeon of reasonable reputation to carry out the surgery. Go to him in advance, give him the details of what the problem is or what is intended, and get his opinion. A good surgeon always gives sound advice about what procedure need to be done. If the problem can be solved without surgery, he will suggest that as well. Good surgeons also look into the psychological outlook of the patients. If the patient is depressed and is planning to get the surgery to get out of depression, it is essential for the surgeon to suggest that they get the depression treated before considering the surgery. Safe cosmetic surgery depends as much on the patient as on the doctor.
One thing is certain: cosmetic surgery has many benefits and they override the drawbacks. The reason why cosmetic surgery is scorned by many is because of its misuse and the false publicity it receives from the press every time an actor or actress gets a nose job or a breast implant. Yes, as the way a person looks is fast gaining precedence over many other things, cosmetic surgery is also gaining ground as a great and highly sought after profession.
Plastic surgery Benefits and Risks::
Disadvantages of Plastic Surgery
The obvious risk of plastic surgery is that it not only involves complications but also the risk of receiving bad work. This is for sure, no one wants to spend substantial amount money to look even worse that before or to be affected by side effects involved in plastic surgery. In order to clarify all the possibilities of plastic surgery, whether good or bad, you should consult your doctor before you plan any surgery for you. This will assist you in knowing the risks involved and to get prior knowledge of the medications to which your body reacts unpredictably. With cosmetic surgeries, results may be unrealistic, not up to the expectations of the person undergoing surgery.
Advantage of Plastic Surgery
The advantages of plastic surgery are no doubt dramatic, like the ability to use a hand, remove skin cancer or close an open wound, or subtle like cosmetic or skin surgery or rhinoplasty for a young woman etc. Cosmetic surgery has become one of the most common events in the lives of people of all age groups, after all everyone takes due advantage from this processes. The motive behind the surgery can be any, removing birth marks or unattractive looking scars, re-scaling of noses, get rid of enlarged breasts or any other problem. The sole purpose behind plastic surgery is to get a good appearance and therefore to enhance self-confidence.
While doing all this, you should not forget that these surgical procedures can prove to be fatal and has a lot of risks involved in it. Taking decision in favour of plastic surgery is like putting yourself under testing as there is no guarantee of the results in the surgical treatments. Another important thing that you should keep in your mind is that, the surgeon who will perform the surgery is certified and has been qualified for conducting such kind of surgery. Do not risk yourself just to enhance your outwardly appearance to get mental pleasure. The factors that will affect you if you undergo should not be overlooked but the problems should be considered and rectified.
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