You don’t have to be a celebrity, movie star or on the small screen to wonder about the possibilities of cosmetic surgery. These days, procedures like liposuction, a tummy tuck or changes to the shape of your nose are very affordable and safer than ever.
Talk to a professional about the benefits that cosmetic surgery may have to offer you?
Choice magazine reports that Australians now spend more on cosmetic procedures per capita than Americans, and cosmetic surgery has never been more in our faces. Among the latest promotions for cosmetic procedures are slogans such as “Need a lift?” and “Beautiful breasts always get noticed!”
Never has restraint been more important than in the world of cosmetic surgery. Just the right procedure can make a huge difference to your life with a positive impact on self-esteem. However, it is not uncommon to go overboard. The results of too many procedures are rarely good. (A certain former singer who was a ‘thriller’ when it came to dancing springs to mind)
The six most popular aesthetic cosmetic surgeries performed are:
- Breast Augmentation
- Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck),
- Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
- Rhinoplasty (nose) and
- Face lift
Here is a quick summary of these procedures.
Liposuction, also known as liposculpture, lipoplasty or lipolysis is a cosmetic surgery operation in which deposits of fat are removed from many different sites on the human body to either reshape the body or reduce the amount of fat in a particular part of the body.
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Breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty (what most people call a “boob job”) are plastic surgery terms for the breast-implant and the fat-graft mammoplasty approaches used to increase the size, change the shape, and alter the texture of the breasts of a woman
Abdominoplasty is just a fancy word for “tummy tuck” which is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to make the abdomen thinner and firmer. The surgery involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen in order to tighten the muscle and fascia of the abdominal wall.
Blepharoplasty is the plastic surgery operation for correcting defects, deformities, and disfigurations of the eyelids; and for aesthetically modifying the eye region of the face.
Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, is a plastic surgery procedure for correcting and reconstructing the form, restoring the functions, and aesthetically enhancing the nose.
A facelift, technically known as a rhytidectomy, is the surgical removal of wrinkles and is a type of cosmetic surgery procedure to give a more youthful facial appearance and is typically (somewhere in the vicinity of 85%) undergone by females.
When consulting with a surgeon about cosmetic surgery you should also ask to see pictures of former patients who have had the same procedures done. Almost all cosmetic clinics will have a large library of before and after shots which will give you a good idea of what to expect from your own procedures.
Also now clinics have computer software that allow a person to see themselves as they would look post-op and is just another way of enabling you to visualise the changes you are considering. Information is power and the more information you can get, the greater likelihood there will be no surprises after the procedure.
It is also important to talk with your partner or family and friends. They can add another voice of reason and because it is your body, you can become emotionally wrapped up in the procedure which can blur any decision you make. At the same time, it is YOUR body and you need to feel that you are the best you can be. Therefore, sometimes you have to trust your gut instinct and if it feels right to you – trust your instincts.
When it comes to cosmetic surgery and your health, make sure that you are having cosmetic surgery done for the right reasons. Be clear in your own mind why this is important to you but we cannot stress enough, if it makes you look good in your own mind, you will feel good.
A word of warning, botox injections should only be administered by a physician. A lot of people make the mistake of doing these types of things in a beauty salon. It may be cheaper, but it is also more dangerous.
If you are getting a liposuction, or a similar operation, ask your surgeon if there is anything you can do after the operation, to keep your weight down. You will probably have to get some exercise every day. Adopt a healthy diet for the effects of your surgery to last.
Cosmetic surgery can open new doors to how you look and feel about yourself, as well as give you a totally new lease on life. Keep learning to make certain your decision is one you will be pleased with for a long time to come!’
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