Many people in the world today seek plastic surgery for various reasons. The demand for plastic surgery is widespread in both sexes and for various reasons. Plastic surgery has many benefits as well as negatives. The following is an outline of the benefits of plastic surgery followed by the negatives.
Undergoing plastic surgery boasts the physical appearances of the persons. It is imperative that those who undergo plastic surgery do it for specific reasons and purposes aimed at improving their outward physical appearances. For example,
- Abdominoplasty is usually done to reduce the size of the tummy. It is commonly called tummy tucking. The practice enhances one looks by reducing the size of the tummy.
- Blepharoplasty i.e. eyelid surgery is the reshaping of the eyelids or the process of application of permanent eyeliner.
- Mammoplasty, the reduction or increase of the size of the breasts is also common. The ultimate result is a well-shaped chest that is attractive to the people.
- Others include buttock implant, labiaplasty, lip enhancement, Rhinoplasty, ear surgery, Chin implant, cheek augmentation, Brachioplasty, lesser skin rejuvenation, among others.
Improved physical appearance has other benefits as an improved confidence
- Improves confidence
As described in number one above, those plastic surgery procedures improve the physical appearances of the individuals. Due to the improved physical appearances, the individual gains a lot of courage that boast their interaction. Improved confidence levels improve the productivity of the people in workplaces and normal lives. Apart from improving one’s self-esteem and confidence, plastic surgery has medical value.
- Correction of defects
Although plastic surgery has aesthetic values, its origin has some rooting in the need to perform medical corrections. For example, those born with defects can have then corrected using plastic surgery. Some of those who undergo plastic surgery such as mammoplasty do it for the health related issues. For example, ladies with big breast experience excruciating pain. Such is corrected with plastic surgery. Accident victims who get serious injuries in various parts of the body have to undergo plastic surgery to help correct the defects and regain normalcy. Nose jobs also reduce sinus infections. The removal of breast tissues in men reduces the chance of men getting breast cancer. These procedures involve plastic surgery. With corrected defects and medical condition, the health of a person is greatly improved.
- Improves general health of the person
Undergoing plastic surgery would boost the general health of a person. Such is because the procedure removes ones of the burdens carried by the body such as excess fat. Once one has fully undergone plastic surgery, the person feeding habits change as the person adopts a healthier living style. On the same note, the need to maintain the gains of plastic surgery makes the person conscious of ones living styles and consequently has a better health. An improved self-esteem and confidence aloes leads to better health sine one may get rid of some underlying issues such as depression resulting from low-self-esteem. The surgery also has effects on relationships.
Plastic surgery as indicated earlier improves ones self-esteem greatly. With improved self-esteem, the individual is capable of interacting with others freely and making new friend. Such an activity would improve the individual relationships with others. Relationships are important in life since they influence one’s success and productive both in workplaces and private lives.
Plastic surgery benefits are many, and this explains the reason the demand for the services all over the world has risen tremendously in the recent past. Everyone wants to look good and better as others would wish to correct the birth defects and other defects gained during life hustles.
Plastic surgery does not come without negative effects. Some of the negative impacts are lethal to ones live. It is good for one to understand the pros and cons of undergoing plastic surgery. The following is an outline of some of the disadvantages associated with plastic surgery.
- Cost implications
The process of successfully undergoing plastic surgery attracts a lot of money in terms of medication and doctors’ fees. In the current state of affairs, those seeking the plastic surgery for pure aesthetic value are the affluent members of the society. Mainstream insurance do not cater for plastic surgery and this complicates issues related to the cost issues surrounding plastic surgery. Therefore, if one seeks the services, a person has to pay from other sources other than insurance. The time taken as one prepares to undergo the procedures including the time to recover has a lot of economic implications. Many man hours get lost that may lead to huge losses if the procedures require many sessions. Follow-up time is lost since the client has to see the doctor oftenly after the initial procedures. Apart from coast implications, physical risks pose a great challenge.
- Plastic surgery poses physical risks
Depend on the procedure one undergoes, there are various physical risks associated with them. For example, infections at the point of incision may take place. Damage of various nerves ending in the body may also occur that may be irreversible. Blood clot may occur after plastic surgery that puts the live of the individual at a greater risk of other health complications. One also has to undergo the risks associated with anesthesia that could have far-reaching implications in ones live including death.
- Realistic expectations
Some of the people who undergo plastic surgery do not have a realistic expectation. Most of the people have low self-esteem necessitating the need to alter their physical appearance. The practice does not give definite results and hence may not meet the expectation of the person. With unrealistic exceptions, there is an underlying problem.
- Plastic surgery does not alter some of the underlying problems. If one seeks the plastic surgery due to jealousy, the plastic surgery does not treat such and eventually the person end up demotivated, confused or even succumb to self-hatred. The problems one faces before the surgery would continue, although they may take a different course. It is imperative that those who knew one before the surgery would notice the changes; the reactions may affect a person negatively since not all people support the procedures. In some instance, the plastic surgery leaves huge scars in the skin after such as tummy tucking. One wonders whether the practice is supposed to leave such serious marks other than correcting them. The last issue is on maintenance.
Plastic surgery requires a continued use some prescribed drugs and regular visitation to a physician. It is thus expected the person maintains close contact with the physician, the monetary demand, and the life-style required maintaining plastic surgery. In the event one fails to undertake proper maintenance, the person may have serious health implication such as infections.
In conclusion, the negative effects of plastic surgery have far reaching effects to one’s health. Therefore, anyone who wishes to undergo the procedures ought to understand the implications and make an informed decision. The long-term effects of the procedures must be put into consideration before undergoing plastic surgery. At the same time, the underlying problems such as jealousy need a different approach of solving them since undergoing plastic surgery does not automatically solve them.