An Introduction to Plastic Surgery
If you are one of the ever-growing numbers of people who are considering plastic surgery, there may be many questions going through your mind. That’s only natural when making a major decision that could change your life. Our aim is to give you all the plastic surgery information you need to make an informed and considered decision about whether to proceed with your treatment.
Is Surgery Right For Me?
Thanks to new advancements in technology, more and more plastic surgery options have become available. Improved surgery methods have also resulted in lower risk and a higher quality of treatment. However, any type of surgery has an element of risk attached, and cosmetic surgery is no exception.
Deciding whether a procedure is right for you can be long process and it is important that you find out all the facts first. You need to consider both the physical and emotional effects that cosmetic or reconstructive surgery can have on you. It is recommended that you talk it through first with a qualified professional who can explain the process and how it might affect you in detail.
Types of Surgery
There many types of plastic surgery available for both cosmetic and reconstructive purposes. Most procedures fall into the categories of breast, body, head and skin.
Breast surgery includes implants, reductions, lifts and revisions and can be used to help you to achieve a more balanced and comfortable body shape. As well as cosmetic surgery, breast reconstruction can also be carried out following other surgery procedures such as mastectomies.
Surgeries on many other parts of the body are now available including the arms, buttocks and stomach. Many of these procedures are intended to remove fat or excess skin and improve the overall body shape.
As well as the more commonly known treatments such as nose reshaping and facial lifts, there are many other procedures available on the head and face area. Chins, cheeks, lips, hair and eyebrows can all be transformed through modern cosmetic surgery.
In addition to surgical procedures to the body and head, cosmetic surgery also covers many skin treatments including laser hair removal, vein treatment, dermabrasion and chemical peels.
Things to Consider
Cosmetic surgery is not the answer for everyone but it many cases it can improve both the appearance and self esteem of the patient. If you are very unhappy with the way you look for any reason, having corrective treatment could be the answer. As long as you start with realistic expectations, there is a great chance that your treatment will have a positive impact on your life.
You should also make sure that you can afford your chosen procedure and any additional surgery that you may require. The cost of different treatments can vary greatly and follow-up treatments can also bump up the price.
There is plenty of plastic surgery information available and you can always contact your local clinic if you have any questions or concerns. Make sure you are fully clear about the risks and understand the recovery process before you undergo any cosmetic or corrective medical treatment. Always check if you surgeon belongs to ISAP.