Plastic surgery is a medical procedure aimed to correct and restore form or function of various parts of human body. Plastic surgery also involves all kinds of reconstructive surgical procedures and the treatment of burns. Plastic surgery often uses a technique of skin grafting, or transferring of the skin tissue from the recipient or donors. The success of a plastic surgery often depends on the careful planning of incisions so that they fall in the line of natural skin folds or lines, appropriate choice of wound closure, use of best available suture materials and early removal of exposed sutures so that the wound is held closed by buried sutures.
Aesthetic plastic surgery, also known as the cosmetic surgery, is the most popular and most criticized type of plastic surgery. This subtype of plastic surgery is aimed to maintain and restore normal youthful, appearance or enhance it beyond the average level toward some aesthetic ideal. The most popular cosmetic procedures include: abdominoplasty (reshaping and firming the abdomen), blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), phalloplasty (reconstruction of penis), mamoplasty (augmentation, lifting or reduction of breasts), buttock augmentation and lifting, chemical peel (minimizing the appearance of acne and other skin imperfection), lip enhancement, rhinoplasty (reshaping the nose), rhytidectomy (face lifting), etc.
Bad plastic surgery
Decision to have a plastic surgery can make rapid and positive changes but it may also ruin the patient’s life. It should be one of the most carefully planned decisions. The golden rule is to consider all of the risks and take as much time as it takes to get acquainted with every aspect of the procedure. The most important thing to understand is that the results are not guaranteed. The physical constitution and genetics will determine the final outcome of the surgical procedure. The surgeon you choose and the skills and performance will also play a significant role.
Another bad point is that it costs a small fortune. For example, a full face lift may cost anything from $6,000 to $15,000 in the US. Minor procedures such as eyelifts are also very expensive and they account for a lot of pressure on the family’s financial resources.
Complications are rare, but they also happen. If you suffer from diabetes or any other serious health condition, you will be putting yourself at much greater risk from plastic surgery. Sometimes the procedure involves a general anesthetic, which can be extremely dangerous in rare cases.
Even after the surgery, if everything else goes as it should, the recovery will be painful and may cause a lot of discomfort. You will probably need a lot of time to regain your independence again, even for the simple daily tasks such as shopping or housework.
However, the most severe bad effect is one that plastic surgery makes on human mind and self-image. In many cases, it leads to obsession and persistent need to spend more and more money on correction.