Are you thinking about going under the knife? There is a good chance that you may be. Why? Because cosmetic surgery is increasing in popularity. Many men and women find it to be a relatively easy way to look their best. While this is true in most cases, it is important to know that there are dangers and risks that are associated with cosmetic surgery.As important as it is to hear that there are dangers and risks associated with cosmetic surgery, that isn’t enough to hear. For you to make a well-informed decision, you must also know exactly what those dangers are. Doing so will better allow you to weigh the pros and cons of undergoing cosmetic surgery.The biggest risk or danger associated with cosmetic surgery is that of pain and discomfort. While not all cosmetic surgery procedures do result in pain and discomfort, a large number of them do. While your pain and discomfort may be able to be treated with over-the-counter pain medicine or an ice pack, it may cut into your daily activities. In fact, the pain may be enough that it could keep you out of work for a couple of days.Aside from having a small amount of pain and discomfort, there are other side effects to cosmetic surgery. The side effects will depend on the procedure that you have. With that said, another common side effect of cosmetic surgery is that of skin irritation. Your skin will likely be red and it may even feel a little bit itchy. Depending on where on the body your cosmetic surgery was performed, like on your face, you may want to stay indoors or at home for at least a day or two.Another danger of cosmetic surgery is the chance that complications may arise. This risk is one that many do not necessarily think about because complications are actually quite rare. With that said, it is important to know that they do occur. If you will be given anesthesia and if you know that you are allergic to it or have had reactions to the drug, be sure to tell your surgeon immediately and before the procedure begins.Another risk that you are taking, when undergoing cosmetic surgery, is that the results may not be what you had hoped for. In fact, every so often you hear reports on the news about how a cosmetic surgeon messed up a patient’s procedure, often leaving them worse than they were when they went in for surgery. To reduce the chances of this happening, you will want to be sure that you take the time to find the best cosmetic surgeon or the best cosmetic surgery center in your area. Look for affordable rates, satisfied patients, and a strong surgical background.In keeping with not getting the results that you had hoped for, it is important to know that you may be stuck with your decision. There are some cosmetic surgery procedures that are difficult, if not impossible to reverse. That is why it is important to make sure that you are sure about your decision to go under the knife. That is also why it is important for you to find a qualified surgeon or surgical center.It is also important to examine the impact that cosmetic surgery can have on your wallet. There are very few cosmetic procedures that are covered by health insurance. For that reason, you may find yourself responsible for the full cost of your surgery. If that occurs, do you have a plan to come up with the money?As you can see from being highlighted above, there are a number of dangers and risks that are associated with cosmetic surgery. With that said, it doesn’t mean that you should avoid cosmetic surgery at all costs. Instead, it means that you should use your best judgment. Instead of just finding a cheap cosmetic surgeon, find one that has affordable rates, amazing qualifications, and a lot of satisfied patients.
When many people think about the likely candidates for cosmetic surgery they sometimes think of young glamour women trying to boost their careers or women who were once overweight and can’t shift the last few folds of skin. These preconceptions may be apparent due to what is promoted by the media. The reality is that many different types of people are having surgery for many different reasons.In this article I am going to explore some of the more and less visible reasons why individuals have cosmetic surgery.We are always told what matters is not what’s on the outside but on the inside. Then on the other hand we are told to make the most of what we have because first impressions count. Conflicting messages causes us to battle with our appearance and what is and what is not important. This can lead to us validating ourselves with what we look like on the outside. This brings me to my first reason that people have surgery, self esteem.Having self esteem is to have pride and self respect. Another way to describe self esteem is to feel good about yourself. There are many ways to improve your self esteem whether it is learning more, a better career, spirituality or cosmetic surgery. Many men and women would claim to having some form of cosmetic surgery in order to improve their self esteem. A common saying is when you look good, you feel good. Looks are often intertwined with how we feel.We are often judged on first appearance, if we feel we look good our confidence increases and our first judgement can also be improved. Self esteem is quite a key reason that both men and women have cosmetic procedures.One of the most popular reasons for having cosmetic surgery is aiming to turn back the years. In magazines, on television adverts and radio we are constantly bombarded with messages about ‘slowing down the signs of ageing’, ‘turning back the clock’, ‘renew’, ‘refresh’ and words and sentences associated with returning to a more youthful appearance. This is the same reason that many people choose to have cosmetic procedures. In modern society there is a fear of ageing and the signs such as wrinkles, sagging skin and unfit bodies and we are told to hide these signs. Procedures such as Botox, breast uplifts, arm lifts, face lifts are all geared towards returning to our youthful bodies. In search of growing old gracefully many people choose to have cosmetic surgery.Another reason that people choose to have cosmetic surgery is that they feel that they are not in proportion with their body. Some women for example feel like their breasts are not in proportion with their bodies either too small or too big. Some men and women feel that their nose is too big, ears stick out too much, lips are too small and the list goes on. Feeling that one or more parts of your body is not quite right can be very uncomfortable and this is why many people have cosmetic surgery in order to feel right within themselves.The media is often blamed for encouraging individuals in to a thought process and forcing images on to them that are not realistic. There have been programmes and magazine articles that discuss how unreal the images that we see in front of us everyday actually are. However although we are told that these images are not real we are still influenced by what we see. Many men and women have an image of their ideal body based on the people they see such as models, actresses and celebrities. Many individuals bring pictures to cosmetic surgeons asking for ‘Angelina Jolie’s lips’, ‘Jennifer Lopez’s bottom’ or ‘a chin like Brad Pitt’. These media ideals can shape how individuals look at themselves and influence their choice and reasoning behind having cosmetic surgery.
Quite a major reason for having cosmetic surgery is before and after changes in someone’s life. There has always been the idea that women cut their hair after a break up as if making a new start and as an end to their previous life. This same reasoning is why many people choose to have cosmetic surgery. For many people after a divorce, when they have had a life threatening experience, getting or aiming for a new job and so on are reasons why they want to have cosmetic surgery. It can be seen as a sign of marking the occasion and declaring that there is going to be a change in their lives. Cosmetic surgery can be a way of showing change in individual’s lives and having something to remember it by.A reason that many people choose to have cosmetic surgery is that they want to make small and subtle changes to themselves. They don’t want it to be too obvious that they have had surgery but they want to make minor enhancements so that they look a bit better, just to refresh themselves. The procedures that would typically suit this are non surgical procedures such as Botox, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion.Overall there are many different reasons why someone might choose to have cosmetic surgery, whatever their reasoning cosmetic surgery has different meanings to different people. Some individuals may feel that the reasons behind having cosmetic surgery are solely aesthetic but this is not always the case, there are often deeper reasons that people choose to have cosmetic surgery and it has a different meaning for different individuals.