The Scenarios in Life That Can Prompt Cosmetic Surgery

Plastic Surgery

When people tend to decide to get Cosmetic Surgery  done?

Plastic SurgeryWith 1.5 million cosmetic procedures were performed last year, it can be easy to overlook that each one of those procedures started with a decision by someone to undergo a cosmetic procedure. Well, what inspired that decision? People get cosmetic surgery for a wide variety of reasons, and that decision shouldn’t be entered into lightly, but here are a few of the more common ones.

Post-Pregnancy

When bringing a baby to term, the body goes through a lot of changes, and doesn’t always end the journey as svelte as it started. It can be extremely hard to get back in shape after a pregnancy, even with the most stringent diet and exercise regiments. That’s why a lot of new moms get what are called Mommy Makeovers– a package deal that can include breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tucks, and a few other procedures, as the need may arise.

Major Life Changes

There are any number of life changes that might prompt someone to look at cosmetic surgery. On the job hunt again? A facelift to erase wrinkles may help you stand out in a competitive job market. Moving? Could be a chance to reinvent your look to impress new people. Getting married? A little bit of Botoxcould help you look your best for the big day (for men, too!). A big change, no matter what it is, can get the wheels turning and have people reevaluate their lives, and their looks.

“You think I’m HOW old?”

One of the biggest inspirations for cosmetic touchups, naturally, centres around aging. When we age, we don’t usually notice it ourselves, since it’s a gradual process. But the change can be more noticeable to an outside party, and if they don’t know you, they might assume you’re older than you are, or at least how old you feel inside. This kind of thing can, for some, be a wake-up call that their appearance isn’t as youthful as it once was, and some opt for surgery, or less invasive procedures.

No matter what reason you have for getting work done, your first step should be to have a free assessment with our  cosmetic surgeon for your surgical Assessment

Cosmetic Surgery Myths and Facts

Plastic Surgery Myths

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Our impressions about anything are formed from various sources – what we read, what we see, what we hear. While it is good to take into account all information, it is important to sift through it to come to the facts. The internet is not our holy grail, and all that’s written on it is not the truth. Coming to cosmetic surgery or plastic surgery there are many myths, some of which were facts a long time ago but are no longer true and some are just plain yarns. Let’s look at the top ten myths (IMHO!):

Cosmetic surgery=Plastic surgery

Fact: This is not true. Cosmetic surgery is a specialisation within Plastic surgery. While technically a plastic surgeon can perform cosmetic surgery, a Cosmetic Surgeon is not nearly as well trained and experience as a Plastic surgeon at it. When choosing a cosmetic surgeon or a Plastic Surgeon, look at credentials and board certifications carefully to ensure that you are choosing what you want.

Cosmetic surgery is for only for women

Fact: Not true! More and more men are considering cosmetic surgery or non-surgical cosmetic procedures to enhance their appearance or slow down the effects of aging.

Cosmetic surgery is too expensive

Fact: This one use to be true but not so anymore. It used to be that cosmetic surgery was a luxury afforded by the wealthy elite. With new progress in cosmetic surgery, the cost of cosmetic surgery is decreasing in some cases. Medical tourism offers several cost-effective options with the same excellent results making cosmetic surgery increasingly affordable.

Botox is harmful

Fact: This is misinformation. Botox, when administered by professionals in the purest form, is very safe and has been so for over 25 years. When given correctly it can soften wrinkles and lines around the face without the “frozen” look that people fear.

Breast implants are harmful

Fact: Both silicone and saline breast implants are approved by FDA for use in humans. This means that clinical studies were conducted studying the safety of these implants, and the results showed that they are perfectly safe. There may be minor side-effects such as leaking, but those are not harmful to the body and can be rectified.

You cannot breast feed if you have implants

Fact: Not true again! You can safely breastfeed even if you have implants. Your surgeon and doctor will recommend that you breastfeed if you can since breast milk is the best form of nutrition for your child. It is true that sometimes very little silicone can mix in the breast milk but that is not harmful to your child.

Breast implants increase the risk of breast cancer

Fact: There is not truth in this one. Breast implants have been around for tens of years, and there is no indication that there is any link between breast cancer and breast implants. A regular checkup of your breasts is recommended as usual, but there is nothing extra that needs to be done.

Liposuction is an easy way to lose weight

Fact: Liposuction is body contouring to remove fat cells from your body. It does not lead to automatic weight loss. An active lifestyle and good eating habits are essential to lose weight. Since liposuction removes fat cells from problem areas, even if you do gain weight after liposuction, your problem areas will gain even weight in comparison to the rest of your body.

Cosmetic surgery is too risky

Fact: Not really. There is a risk of complication with cosmetic surgery as with every surgery, but there is no exaggerated risk with cosmetic surgery. With the choice of right surgeon and right hospitals, the risk can be mitigated and controlled.

You will have ugly scars after cosmetic surgery

Fact: This is yet another one that was true maybe earlier but not so much now. Now scars are hidden in places not readily visible. For example, for breast implants, you may have scars in your armpit. For facelifts, your scars can be hidden along your hairline or behind contours