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Reasons to have or not to have cosmetic surgery

I have never had cosmetic surgery before and I don’t plan to but I have played with the idea a few times. Many people have had some form of cosmetic surgery done. It is very common with celebrities and Instagram stars these days. So many people are obsessed with the perfect look. They want all their features looking their best and if any is not looking as good, they fix it. Do I blame them? Not at all. I am not one to judge especially when it comes to personal things like cosmetic surgery. However, it is always good to be honest when you get some work done though. My issue with many of these “stars” is that they try to pass the new features off as natural, which sends the wrong message out to their fans.

For me, if you have cosmetic surgery done, own up to it especially to those who look up to you. If you are an everyday woman, you don’t need to tell anyone you are not comfortable telling, but celebs don’t have that same privilege and anyone with any sort of huge following does not as well. I see many social media stars going on about privacy after they have undergone some sort of cosmetic surgery, usually full lips or a new pair of boobs. These new features will be impossible to miss and it is unfair and even misleading to try to make them appear natural when it is clear they are not.

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I have nothing against cosmetic surgery

Cosmetic surgery is useful to have around. It is good to know there are cosmetic treatments available if we ever need it. I have had a couple of cosmetic treatments like microdermabrasion and I blogged about it on Fashion and Style Police. Those mini beauty treatments are my favourite kind of skincare treats and I love having them.

I just don’t want cosmetic surgery

Like I said, I played around with the idea of having some work done ages ago. That thought quickly vanished. The thought of going under the knife for a cosmetic reason will never make sense to me, but maybe that is because I am very happy with my body and I love the skin I am in, along with all the features, both perfect and imperfect.

Reasons to have cosmetic surgery

The fact that I don’t want them anymore doesn’t stop me from understanding why others would like to have some work done on them. As I said, I am not one to judge. Besides, many people may have real physical disfigurement through birth, illness or accident, and want to improve their appearance. There is nothing wrong with wanting to improve your features, just ensure you are doing it for the right reasons and that the surgery is worth the reasons. Going under the knife is no joke. I had a Caesarean section with the twins, so I have a good idea of what it means to go under the knife. Think long and hard before you make up your mind.

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Reasons to not have cosmetic surgery

It might go wrong. This is the major reason and risk you have to be prepared to take. You will be signing your life away before you go under. Cosmetic surgeries are also very expensive. Many people are unable to afford it even if they want it. Many people also have to deal with the aftermath of having the surgery done. It is a Catch-22 kind of thing. You are dammed if you admit to having the surgery done (you look so vain) and dammed if you don’t admit (you look vain and stupid for thinking people won’t notice).

At the end of the day, the choice is yours and there is no right or wrong way of looking at it. It all depends on what matters to you and what you want.

 

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What to Consider Before Investing Money in Your Body

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Have you ever wanted to change a part of your body? Maybe you’ve never liked your nose or perhaps you can see the benefits of Botox?

Whatever it is, the chances are that if you’re considering cosmetic surgery, you’ll need to do some research into what it involves. You’ll also need to think about why you want the surgery. Perhaps you’re experiencing discomfort because you have larger breasts, or it might be that you’re just looking for some simple updates to even out your skin.

There is a lot to consider before you go under the knife. To help you work through the essentials, here is a look at the things to think about before you take the leap.

The key questions

One of the most common surgeries among women is breast enhancement surgery. The team at Transform Hospital Group has listed the five most common questions that potential patients put to their breast surgeons.

These include how much will the surgery cost, what types of breast implants are there, and how long will it take to recover post-surgery. The other two top questions are around how natural the new breasts will look and does pregnancy affect breast implants.

These are all important points to consider. Knowing the cost before you make any commitments, for example, can be the deciding factor for you. Alternatively, you may be put off by the average six-week recovery time. By reading through the answers supplied, you can see if your main questions are answered.

However, there’s more to cosmetic surgery than getting the top answers to your main questions.

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Choosing your surgeon

So, you’ve got the answers to your questions. Should you have your heart set on getting breast enlargements or rhinoplasty, you’ll need to do your research into the best person for the job.

The most important thing to do is to check the surgeon’s credentials. What experience do they have? Are they accredited by the General Medical Council?

Next, look out for recommendations. Sites such as TrustPilot are worth checking out as you’ll see reviews from previous clients.

And is the cost of the surgery too good to be true? Chances are, it really is. Cheap cosmetic surgery may also mean a reduced level of service and care.

Also, make sure you take a tour of the clinic beforehand and check pictures of the facilities. This is a clinical environment, therefore it should be clean and hygienic.

Why get surgery?

Choosing to get surgery is a personal choice. There are lots of reasons why you might want to change your appearance. Perhaps you’ve always been uncomfortable with a certain part of your body or maybe you just want to enhance an area that you like.

If you take the time to fully research the surgeon and surgery, and ask all the questions that you feel you need to put to the surgeon before you go ahead, then you can make your own informed decision.

You should never feel pressured to amend your body. This is something that should ultimately give you joy and make you feel comfortable. If you don’t feel mentally prepared to undergo the procedure, then you ought to reconsider. There’s no need to rush into anything you aren’t ready for.

Are you considering having cosmetic surgery? What are the key questions you have for your surgeon?

 

 

Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Still Banned for Men?

Are cosmetic and plastic surgery still banned for men? If you analyze information from various sources about the topic of cosmetic surgery, it’s almost always targeted toward women who want to enhance their appearance. In previous decades, plastic surgery for men has been somewhat of a taboo act. However, current statistics indicate that this trend may be changing rapidly. Men are still in the minority of patients who seek cosmetic procedures. However, more men than ever before are showing an active interest in these procedures. There are a wide variety of reasons that we seem to be experiencing a lifting of the male cosmetic surgery taboo .

 

 

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Below, we will discuss some of the reasons this is changing and what it might mean for male plastic surgery patients in the coming years. If you’re considering plastic surgery as a male, you’re not alone in your interest regarding these procedures.

 

Workplace Discrimination Affects Men Too

Men looking to fight age-related discrimination in the workplace are sometimes turning to cosmetic surgery. They are also turning to minimally invasive procedures such as Botox to turn back the hands of time. While we typically think of ageism and workplace discrimination based on appearance as primarily a female-centered issue, it affects men too.  As more men have high-profile careers where they remain in the public eye for extended periods of time, they too can be affected by derogatory remarks or even demotions related to showing signs of aging. Botox injections and other cosmetic enhancing procedures are being sought out by men who want to remain competitive in the workplace.

 

Men are Now Retiring at Later Ages

While plastic surgery icontinues to be a primarily female-centered arena, a growing portion of the male population are not ashamed to say they’re interested in these procedures too. Part of the reason for some men is that they plan to retire at a much older age than their past generations. By continuing to work much later in life, some men feel an increased need to counteract the signs of aging.

 

Men Display Growing Interest in Cosmetic Procedures

Since 2010, there’s been an almost 20% increase in the number of men who have shown an interest in Facelift Procedures . It appears that men view these procedures in much the same light as going to the gym or consuming a healthy diet. It’s all about men’s growing interest in taking care of themselves in a physical sense. Which leads to the desire of maintaining a youthful appearance for a longer period of time. Simply put, the aesthetic desires of men are really not that different from those of women. Men want to feel good in their own skin and be accepted based on their outward appearance. Both men and women alike appreciate feeling young and attractive in a strictly physical sense.

 

 

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Cosmetic Procedures are More Socially Acceptable Today

Whether we are referring to men or women, the fact of the matter is that cosmetic procedures simply aren’t frowned upon to the degree that they used to be in the recent past. Part of this is likely due to the influence of Hollywood stars. They have been open and honest about their own cosmetic procedures. And what these procedures have done to enhance their lives. In times past, a patient would undergo a cosmetic procedure and hide away until healing had taken place. Thanks to advancements, patients can now go in for their procedure in the morning and be out in the evening.

Statistics indicate that almost 10% of cosmetic procedures performed during 2011 were completed on men. While this may seem like a low number, this figure actually demonstrates an increase of over 120% over previous years. More men are working in high-profile careers where they place a great deal of importance on their physical appearance. Additionally, men are working longer before retiring than they have in the past. Which means that they have a growing interest in procedures that can keep them looking young and fresh.

Plastic surgery has been a primarily female dominated field of interest in Europe, Sydney and most parts of the world. However, we are seeing a steady change in terms of a lessening of the taboo. As we continue seeing this exciting shift in trends, we are sure to see more men reaping the benefits of cosmetic surgical procedures. If you’re a male considering Sydney plastic surgery, visit SydneyPlasticSurgery for more information.

 

What do you think of cosmetic and plastic surgery? Please share your views in the comments section.

Thanks for reading. Have a fabulous day.

 

 

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