Understanding Cosmetic Surgery Can Lead to Increased Self-Esteem
There are many reasons why people undergo cosmetic surgery. Sometimes a cosmetic procedure is a necessary step in medical treatment. Other times, cosmetic surgery is completed for personal reasons. For example, many people seek cosmetic surgery to look younger or change features about their faces or bodies. After a proper surgical procedure, not only does cosmetic surgery yield the desired characteristic, but it also increases the patient’s self-esteem.
Because of the implications of cosmetic surgery, it is important to understand the risks of the procedure, and it is crucial to have the surgery done by a qualified provider. We’ve all seen the results of bad cosmetic procedures: off-center eyes, a crooked nose, and much more. With knowledge of the risks and qualified providers, you are equipped with a one-way ticket to increased self-esteem and a newfound sense of worth.
Given my interest in cosmetic surgery in general, and my desire to understand the risks and implications of the procedure, I did a little research to get a better grasp on the surgery. I came across an article that shed a lot of light on the subject. The article explained age restrictions, health insurance implications, and safety risks associated with plastic surgery. For instance, the article emphasized that, despite popular belief, silicone breast implants are 100% safe for humans. The article also explained that tummy tuck and liposuction procedures require a few days of recovery.
Notably, the article stressed that the results of cosmetic procedures are often related to the expertise and skill of the providers. It explained that if a patient was unfortunate enough to select a low-quality surgeon that did a poor job, a high-quality surgeon might have the skills necessary to remedy the former surgeon’s shortcomings. It is without a doubt that careful research into the expertise and qualifications of a surgeon is needed before undergoing a cosmetic procedure.
After I read the article, I decided to do some statistical research to see how common cosmetic procedures are. My investigation revealed that in 2017, there were about 17.5 million cosmetic procedures done in the United States. 1.8 million of these procedures were cosmetic surgical procedures. Among these, the most common cosmetic surgeries were breast augmentation, liposuction, nose reshaping, eyelid surgery, and tummy tuck. What caught me by surprise that there was a 5% increase in liposuction operations from 2016 to 2017. Another shocking aspect of the study was that it collected data for over 25 different types cosmetic surgeries.
I learned a few very important lessons from my research. First, I learned that cosmetic procedures are more common than I once thought. Second, I discovered that there is a wide range of different types of surgeries, so patients have many choices. Last, I found that the key to any cosmetic surgery is to carefully research potential providers. With this knowledge, you will find that you are on your way to increased self-esteem!