The Downfalls of Plastic Surgery

As technology becomes more and more prevalent in every aspect of our society, it isn’t surprising to see the field of medical science make great strides as well. There are no countless tools to monitor and improve your health and appearance that could not have even been imagined a few decades ago. However, the unfortunate side-effect of this increase in medical technology is that there has been a dramatic increase in the advertising and use of plastic surgery.

Plastic surgery is surgery that is particularly concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue. Getting a cosmetic plastic surgery done because you have a physical deformity (i.e. chin or nose that sticks out a great deal, non-existent breasts, loose skin from tremendous weight-loss, etc.) caused by illness or injury is easy to understand, as everyone wants to fit in and it is impossible to do so if you have a body feature that cannot be hidden. However, by far the vast majority of patients who elect to get plastic surgery done are doing so for a purely cosmetic basis – that is to say they do not suffer from any particular illness, were not the victim of a tragic accident, and were not born with a deformity. Instead, these people tend to have issues with their features that fall within the cultural norm. They want to appear in a way they perceive to be “more attractive,” typically for the benefit of improving their confidence in social interactions. These type of enhancements include breast augmentation, liposuction, nose jobs, and countless other smaller types of adjustments one can choose to have made.

Unless you were born with a deformity or now suffer from one due to illness or an accident, you should take serious considerations before getting any type of plastic surgery done. There are a variety of ways to improve ones appearance that don’t involve the risks of plastic surgery – you can diet, you can exercise, you can use antibody discovery platform, you can use all-natural beauty products. Get a new hairstyle, get some new clothes, go to classes to improve your speech, dancing, or singing – you can boost your confidence and feel more attractive without needing to pay doctors to re-configure parts of your body or face. However, if you are dead set on getting plastic surgery done, be aware of the many health risks that few people are aware of:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Temporary or Permanent Loss of Sight and Sound (depending on the surgery)
  • Blood Clots
  • Brain Damage
  • Death

Even if you are lucky enough to not suffer from any of the above-mentioned risks, there is no guarantee that you will be happy with the results or your plastic surgery. In fact, many patients who have undergone cosmetic plastic surgery find that they are unhappy with the results and end up getting additional surgeries to attempt to fix what they believe went wrong initially.

In conclusion, there is no compelling reason to cut and change a perfectly healthy body. It is your right to get plastic surgery if you can afford it, but be aware of both the short-term and long-term consequences. Regardless of the effectiveness of the surgery, you will still be the same person afterwards. If the person you were before was always concerned with their appearance and felt there was always room to improve then you might find yourself hooked on plastic surgery, as you feel you can change who you are by changing how you look. Who you are doesn’t have an appearance, so plastic surgery will not improve this. If you want to improve how you feel about yourself you need to improve your attitude and outlook on life, not make radical medical changes to your body to conform to society’s perception of beauty.