Many people want to have cosmetic surgery to correct imperfections and improve their looks. Breast enhancements, liposuction and face lifts are common procedures that many women think will improve their appearance. However, going under the knife isn’t always the best option to get that perfect look.
In fact, there are significant drawbacks to cosmetic surgery. Not only is it expensive, but it’s potentially dangerous. And, you don’t always get the results you want. Consider these facts about cosmetic surgery before you decide if it’s for you and learn about aesthetic services that might be a better option.
Plastic surgeons are not miracle workers
Just because your best friend thinks you resemble Angelina Jolie, don’t think a cosmetic surgeon can make you look like her twin sister. Cosmetic services and surgical procedures typically don’t produce the kind of dramatic physical and social results many patients seek. Immediately following the procedure, most patients notice subtle physical difference that may or may not continue to improve with time. That’s why if you’re considering surgery you should have very realistic expectations about the end result. While plastic surgery can provide amazing results, it will not turn you into a different person or make you look unrecognizable.
It’s more dangerous than you think
Cosmetic surgeons can make procedures sound like routine surgeries with little-to- no associated risks. Consider this though: an Argentinean mother of two died in 2011 after receive buttock implants and injections. Unexpected bleeding, infection and nerve damage leading to muscle paralysis are all very real risks associated with cosmetic procedures. What’s more, when surgical changes are made, your body may not respond in the same ways as others. That can lead to disfigurement or unexpected scarring.
Facelifts can cause your eyes or mouth to cease opening and closing properly. Some surgeries will cause your lower eyelid to pull away from your eyeball. Breast enhancement can result in misshapen breasts. And, as with any surgery, cosmetic procedures are painful and result in lots of downtime while you heal.
Aesthetic services cost less than surgery
Cosmetic surgery is expensive and, most of the time, health insurance policies won’t cover it. Patients usually end up paying thousands of dollars out-of- pocket for breast enhancements, liposuction, face lifts and other popular procedures. But there are inexpensive alternatives that can give you the results you seek at a fraction of the cost.
Dermal fillers like Juvederm® Radiesse® and Belotero® are excellent ways to add volume to your facial features. Botox® will smooth expression lines and wrinkles on your forehead and around your mouth and nose. And these aesthetic services cost a fraction of what surgery costs and pose no little to no risk to you.
Don’t get swayed by the promise of cosmetic surgery. Going under the knife at a cosmetic center is not only expensive, but it could also cause health problems. Seek out other options available from a cosmetic doctor that are a safe, affordable way to improve your appearance.