Cosmetic Surgery : Go under the Knife

Are we moving towards a world where we will have to ask “how could so many people look so beautiful, but so similar?”

Chinese Students are Now Getting Plastic Surgery to Ace Job Interviews

Students in China are seeking the help of plastic surgeons with hopes that enhancing their physical appearance can give them better chances at job interviews.  Students were greatly influenced by their parents who undergo cosmetic procedures themselves.

Did Shania Twain Get Plastic Surgery?

The doctors suggest that Shania had regular Botox and filler injections and also underwent a nonsurgical treatment that uses ultrasound waves to tighten and tone skin.

Are we moving towards a world where we will have to ask “how could so many people look so beautiful, but so similar?”

According to the Huffington Post, 91% of plastic surgery patients are women and only 9% are men. Majority of women are interested in breast implants and rhinoplasty, while men commonly ask for non-invasive procedures, such as Botox for a youthful appearance, or surgical procedures to combat common fat deposit areas, such as the stomach.

Cosmetic procedures are on the rise and patients aren’t shy about what they’re tweaking. Removing fat from places where it is unwanted and injecting it to shore up a sagging chin, buttock or breast is a big trend.

The surgery is carried out to reshape patients features based on a set of beauty standards, which are accepted by the cultural-societal perception of beauty of each geographical region.

What is Cosmetic Surgery ?

The aim of cosmetic surgery is to improve a person’s appearance.  Cosmetic surgery,  a branch of plastic surgery can be performed on any part of the face and body.

Plastic surgeons are artists. Most of us will paint or do something. We’ve all got some little outside interest but in essence our best canvas is the human body’- Dr Chris Snijman

Top Cosmetic surgery procedures includes

Top Cosmetic surgery procedures
  • Breast Enhancement: Augmentation, Lift, Reduction
  • Facial Contouring: Rhinoplasty, Chin, or Cheek Enhancement
  • Facial Rejuvenation: Facelift, Eyelid Lift, Neck Lift, Brow Lift
  • Body Contouring: Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Gynecomastia Treatment
  • Skin Rejuvenation: Laser Resurfacing, Botox, Filler Treatments

Sir Harold Gillies is known as  the Father of Modern Plastic Surgery. He had established techniques in treating impaired facial injuries of soldiers of World War I.

Cosmetic surgery can be used to resolve Health problems

Breast reduction is a great relief for women with very large breasts as they experience excruciating back pain

Nose job can potentially reduce sinus infections

Removal of breast tissue in men can lower the risk of cancer in that tissue

Blepheroplasty, or eyelid surgery which correct droopy eyelids can improve vision

Self-Esteem is the most valuable health benefit derived from Cosmetic Surgery

Take a note of these points, before going under knife

Cosmetic surgery can bring lasting and vivid changes to the outside appearance, hence it is important to understand how these changes may affect a person from inside

Should have realistic expectations about what can be accomplished through surgery

Should  not smoke and avoid intake of nicotine products, including chewing tobacco and nicotine patches, gums or lozenges for six weeks before and after surgery

Cosmetic surgery can be expensive and mostly  not covered by medical insurance

All surgeries carry risk.  Same with Cosmetic surgery

Patients with a history of cardiovascular disease, lung disease, diabetes or obesity have a higher risk of developing complications such as pneumonia, stroke, heart attack or blood clots in the legs or lungs

Smoking increases risks and interferes with healing

Infection at the incision site

Fluid build up under the skin

Numbness and tingling from nerve damage

Hematoma is a risk in nearly all surgeries

Liposuction can be traumatic for internal organs

Pain is a significant drawback to cosmetic surgery

One grave mistake is choosing the wrong doctor

Meg Ryan’s career hit a standstill at about the same time her face met a plastic surgeon

Meg Ryan’s career hit a standstill at about the same time her face met a plastic surgeon : image

Grey area: Obsession for fair skin

Skin is in huge demand. A 100-inch square piece of fair skin sells for Rs 50,000 to Rs 1,00,000 in Delhi and Mumbai.”

According to a report published in the  Thomson Reuters Foundation, Poor Nepalese women  are being trafficked and duped into selling their skin to be used for penis and breast enlargements in the global cosmetic surgery market.

Latest trends:

Plastic surgeons have revealed a growing trend for smaller, more ‘natural-looking’ breasts. Last year surgeons saw a huge spike in the number of patients seeking buttock augmentation, thanks to  Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian.

Permanent Cosmetic Make-up is the newest concept attaining high popularity among the upwardly mobile women as well as men.  It involves the application of hand-held device which punctures the skin several hundreds of times per minute using a very thin needle and embed the pigment into desired location. After getting permanent makeup, it takes about three weeks for the color to fade to its permanent shade.

Finally, Are we moving towards a world where we will have to ask “how could so many people look so beautiful, but so similar?”

18 thoughts on “Cosmetic Surgery : Go under the Knife

  1. I love how you have stated statistics and written sense in here. The topic seemed scientific but is so easy to understand… Thank you for making it simple for the non scientific audience.

  2. Plastic surgery is always thought to be a topic that no one should talk about. It seems that the people who don’t want to talk about it are the ones who are ashamed of having or wanting it. If you want plastic surgery for the right reasons then there should be no reason to be embarrassed about it, but if you are trying to hide it, there is possibly an underlying reason why, and perhaps you should really question why you are getting the procedure done.
    You see so many girls these days being pressured into looking a certain way, so they end up going through traumatic procedures to alter their appearance just for the latest fashion trend, it’s very sad.

    • Thank you Mishelle. Plastic surgery as you said is a very painful procedure and always there are chances for it to fail.

  3. I personally don’t believe in plastic surgery especially for teenagers whose bodies haven’t even finished developing yet. If people want to get it when they are old enough to make the decision and have gone through their full development, that’s their choice.

    • Thank you Kim. it’s at the teenage time when one is bombarded with thoughts of beauty and looks. Especially a time when one blindly follows their favorite icon.

  4. Great article! I think celebrities and social media has a real influence on what people want to aspire to look like and if cosmetic surgery is for them then so be it but it is a shame when people go over the top.

  5. So interesting. I’ve always been more of the try and keep your skin out of the sun and hopefully you won’t need to fix anything major kinda gal. But such an interesting read.

  6. thoughtful article! There are many reasons for plastic surgery but mainly it is used as a punch line. Thank you 🙂

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