Though ‘going under the knife’ to enhance facial features is still frowned upon in many societies, aesthetic surgeries have helped people regain their lost confidence.
Cosmetic surgeries have become very common these days. Both men and women readily undergo cosmetic surgery to correct or improve their appearance. Mention of several plastic surgery techniques in ancient Egyptian transcriptions and carrying out of several reconstructive surgery techniques in India during 800 BC proves the theory. History suggests that Romans were also involved in the practice of cosmetic surgeries. These techniques were gradually adopted by the western world and improvised using modern technologies. Now finding an aesthetic or cosmetic surgeon in any country has become very easy.
Types of Aesthetic Surgery
There are many types of cosmetic surgeries that could be performed in the face and the body. A person may undergo a surgery either to correct a flaw in his/her body or simply to augment their appearance. While facial surgeries would include facelift, forehead lift, eyelid tightening, Rhinoplasty, Otoplasty, facial implants, hair transplantation, scar revision, skin resurfacing etc., operations on the body includes procedures such as breast enlargement, breast tightening, breast reconstruction, liposuction, Abdominoplasty, arm lift, and Gynecomastia resection. In addition, these surgeries and procedures may vary depending on the nature of the problem and the requirements of the client.
Using the Right Technique
When it comes to undergoing aesthetic surgery, finding the right surgeon for the task is very important. There are many cosmetic surgeries that have gone awfully wrong because of inexperienced aesthetic surgeons. When choosing a surgeon it is important to check his/her credentials, the institute they trained in, their experience in this field, and their track record. If a surgeon promises you great results before even analysing your case, then it is better to start looking for a better one. A detailed study of your facial structure will help the surgeon decide the right technique to obtain the results you desire. In addition, taking enough time to evaluate your case will also help him/her decide if any additional procedures are needed to get the desired end result.
Points to Note
Although many people are under the impression that aesthetic surgeries cost a lot of money, it is not always the case. Many surgeons offer affordable packages. In addition, you won’t end up in a tough financial situation if you plan well in advance for your surgery. Most of the times, people have high expectations when it comes to surgery results. Having realistic expectations about the final outcome of a cosmetic procedure will save you from disappointment. Before undergoing the actual procedure, it is important to talk to your surgeon about your medical history and any allergies you may have. Refraining from alcohol, drugs and tobacco two weeks prior to the surgery is very important. The recovery time differs for each procedure and it is advisable to follow your doctor’s advice strictly during the recovery phase to avoid complications.