Cosmetic Surgery : Go under the Knife
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.
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. Removing fat from places where it is unwanted and injecting it to shore up a sagging chin, buttock or breast is a big trend. Patients aren’t shy about what they’re tweaking
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 ?
‘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
- 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
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.
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?”