Why do people resort to plastic surgery?

Why do people resort to plastic surgery?

30th Mar 2020


With plastic surgery being more available and affordable for people with different types of financial resources, there are many reasons why people resort to plastic surgery nowadays. A few decades ago, it was just the rich and the famous who would undergo plastic surgery in an attempt to make some features more alluring or erase the signs of aging. There are a few actors who have undergone a remarkable number of plastic surgeries in an attempt to stay young and, as a result, have completely altered their physiognomy and are now almost impossible to identify from their previous appearance.

People used to be more drawn to undergoing plastic surgery on the face in the past. They would use facial procedures to remove the signs of aging such as wrinkles. However, in time, people realized that there is only so much to be done on the body in an attempt to keep looking young. Even if the face looks great, there are signs of aging that can still be seen on the rest of the body. 

Erasing the signs of aging is one of the reasons why people resort to plastic surgery. Using procedures such as liposuction, body lift, tummy tuck, breast lift, and fat transfer, we can delay the occurrence of the signs left by the passing of time. Body lift procedures aim to remove the excess skin that can occur on the body due the natural aging process. Skin sagginess is always associated with a loss of skin tonus that comes with old age. At the same time, liposuction and fat transfer can remove excess fat pockets from areas of the body where they tend to accumulate in time (mainly the midline) and transfer it to areas which tend to lose fat such as the breasts and buttocks.

Aside from correcting or delaying the signs of aging, there are other reasons why people resort to plastic surgery, such as enhancing their appearance after massive weight loss, getting back to their pre-pregnancy appearance, and improving their silhouette or just one feature of their anatomy.

After undergoing plastic surgery, most patients declare that they had a considerable increase in their level of self-esteem, and some of them benefited from spectacular opportunities offered in their work field or social life; something they would have been too self-aware to take advantage of before.

People resort to plastic surgery for different reasons. However, it is essential to have a good motivation and a strong medical indication to have one procedure or the other. There are risks associated with any procedure, so make sure to weigh in the pros and cons carefully before resorting to plastic surgery. 

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