Cosmetic Surgery – Important Things You Must Consider
With the popularization of cosmetic surgery by the media, more and more are turning to surgery as a solution to fight aging and unsatisfactory physical appearance. And there are those who need cosmetic surgery because of damage to their bodies in accidents. However, the truth is that cosmetic surgery is not a matter of magically turning into a perfect being in a snap. It involves risks and costs that people often do not consider when approaching the subject.
One must remember that cosmetic surgery is no different from any other invasive (involving the penetration of the surface of the human body) medical procedure. It involves risks such as the possibility of infection, complications and side effects which may vary from procedure to procedure. These complications may not only result in the cosmetic surgery in being unsuccessful, you may also be permanently disfigured or even disabled as a result. Moreover, like normal invasive procedures, cosmetic surgery is painful. One’s body has to recover from any incisions and changes made to the body during the procedure, and these are like normal wounds that will hurt, and (despite being a result of cosmetic surgery which aims to correct physical imperfections) may even leave scarring. The recovery time from cosmetic procedures will vary along with the extent of the surgery. One has to keep this in mind when deciding to go for cosmetic surgery, as she may have to spend a long time away from certain activities and work. If one’s job will not allow her paid leave for this period of time, she might want to further consider her financial situation before going ahead with the cosmetic surgery.
One must also pick the right cosmetic surgeon. While most cosmetic surgeons are able to perform a variety of cosmetic procedures, look for a specialist in the procedure that you are interested in. While approaching a specialist may cost more, remember that you are looking for utmost reliability in a surgeon. The adage goes, pay peanuts and get monkeys; one would not want monkeys to be handling her cosmetic surgical procedure.
Finally, one must consider how much she is willing or able to put aside for the cost of the surgery. It is definitely expensive. Depending from procedure to procedure, the cost will vary; the larger the change, and the more risky the surgery, the larger the cost.
Moreover, one cannot just consider the cost of the procedure itself; other costs, such as unpaid leave she might have to take, cost of medication (related to the surgery), and follow-ups (if necessary). One will have to make sure that she has enough to support herself during that period of time that she is recovering from the surgery. However, if one is doing the surgery for medical reasons (i.e. Facial reconstruction due to damage to facial tissue and bone structure in an accident), her health insurance may cover part of or all of the cost of the procedure.
No matter how much one wants to go for the surgery, it is important that she does not put herself in debt just for the sake of making herself look better.
Cosmetic or any other surgery is not something to be taken lightly as it can have grave side effects, not to mention costing millions for a few simple reconstructions on the face. Online marketing especially for plastic surgeons is a nice way to help people by giving them a new look through surgery, but most people utilize it to their advantage and are only interested in making money and hardly care about the repercussions their patients can face if the surgery goes wrong, which has happened many times with film stars, who squandered their hard earned money and got little in the bargain, which reflects their obsession with good looks.