The popularity of cosmetic surgery, especially in the celebrity world, has invited controversy for it and against it. As with anything else, plastic surgery has positive and negative effects. It is just a matter of whether the pros weigh more than the cons for each individual. Before going through with a procedure, take time to consider some points that may affect your decision to have aesthetic surgery.
The Issue of Price
Undoubtedly, cosmetic surgeries are not inexpensive procedures. Especially in less developed countries, a cosmetic procedure would cost a small fortune. A patient can spend $6,000, to as much as $15,000 for a facelift. Not everyone who needs or wants surgery can get it.
The Degree of Pain
Admittedly, every person has a different pain tolerance. However, it is undeniable that every person who undergoes surgery (including aesthetic ones) experiences pain, no matter how great or small it may be. There are patients who tolerate the pain once, but will resist going through it again. Then there those who will tolerate a repetition of the surgery and accompanying pain by undergoing several aesthetic surgeries. They may do it because the need to feel good about themselves overshadows the pain of the surgery. There have even been reports of patients being addicted to cosmetic surgery; almost every part of their bodies has already been augmented or reconstructed. This particular addiction has, in a way, given a negative image to the field of cosmetic surgery. However, it cannot be denied that it can vastly help people who have low self-esteem by improving their physical appearance and thus, their quality of life.
Physiological Effects of Aesthetic Surgery
Patients who have undergone aesthetic surgery have to take time off to heal. Sometimes the healing process can take a week and sometimes it can take months. The skin’s physiology might be affected by surgery. This effect can include the patient’s rate of ageing, meaning the patient might age faster in physical appearance as a result of the procedure. Also, it is important to take note that more may not necessarily mean better. Having too many procedures may lead to having an unnatural look, which is certainly not the intended result.
Finding the Right Doctor to Do the Job
As it concerns the human body and health, it is important to make sure that the medical procedure is being carried out by experts who have more than basic knowledge in the field of aesthetic surgery. This will provide assurance that the operation will be as safe a procedure as it possibly can. This can also prevent a greater risk of complications and infections as a result of cosmetic surgery.