Pros and Cons of Cosmetic Surgery in India

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Cosmetic surgery specifies a surgical treatment for people who wish to enhance their appearance and reach their beauty goals. But it may also be used for medical reasons, such as for people who have had accidents, to reinstate the function of a body part, or to repair scars from surgery.

It assists the person by building self-esteem, confidence, health and bodily function and providing physical comfort and ease. Cosmetic surgeon certified by American Board of Cosmetic Surgery treats the person on any part of the face, neck and body.
Various kinds of cosmetic surgery procedures performed by the surgeons are face lifts, liposuction, breast augmentation, hair transplantation, tummy tuck, rhinoplasty and lip augmentation, etc.

The surgery carries some risks and complications for the patients, so it should be discussed with the surgeon and questions should be resolved, because the surgery affects the person personally and professionally.

There are some main pros and cons of cosmetic surgery which need to be undergone thoroughly. Opting for cosmetic surgery is completely one’s choice, but a proper contemplation and research about the pros and cons will help the person in making a concrete decision.

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Pros of Cosmetic Surgery

  •  Enhanced appearance

Cosmetic surgery takes you from your natural appearance to your desired appearance. One should be sure that there is desperate need to enhance the look so that once the surgery is done, the person accepts the improved version. The person wishes for this enhanced look in case of congenital defects and psychological issues regarding one’s appearance. 

  • Building self-esteem 

It is natural that people are born with congenital disabilities such as cleft palate (difficulty in speech) or they have undergone through any mishap in their lives such as burn. But this brings deep affect on them and lowers down their self-esteem. Cosmetic surgery helps them to regain self-esteem.

  •  Improved confidence

Many people face confidence issues because of their appearance which affects their social life and mental health. With cosmetic surgery, it is possible for those people to regain their confidence back and to get rid of all insecurities about physical appearance.

  • Enhanced physical health

Cosmetic surgery such as rhinoplasty or liposuction helps to improve the physical appearance of the person. This reconstructive surgery helps them to perform activities of daily living.

  • Psychological benefits

Some people who are not satisfied with their natural appearance become less social due to unstable state of mind. This leads to mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, etc. But with cosmetic surgery, these problems are either reduced or are completely vanished.

  • Permanent results

One of the advantages of cosmetic surgery is that you will not get back to your natural look. The results are permanent. Only one has to maintain the new appearance in order to get long lasting results.

  • Easily accessible

More and more clinics are opened to serve the patients with cosmetic surgeries by experienced surgeons.

Cons of Cosmetic Surgery

  • Expensive

Cosmetic surgeries are expensive and so are not easily accessible to people. One has to acquire huge funds and the insurance won’t cover the procedure, hence resulting in spending lots of money.

  • Risks and complications

Cosmetic surgery also has the probability of going wrong. Depending on the type and extent of surgery, different risk and complications are there which should be undergone beforehand; otherwise they can cause serious problems.

  • Psychological issues post-surgery

If the person is not able to accept the ‘new’ self and dislikes the new appearance then it may cause psychological issues like depression and anxiety. 

  • Right surgeon

There is always fear and pressure in mind to choose the right surgeon who is experienced in his field, because the new appearance lies in his hands. 

  • Recovery Time

Recovery time after the surgery is about 2-3 weeks, depending upon the type of the surgery. This can be problematic for those who have jobs and have to get back to their normal routine but are not able to due to surgery.

  • Mistakes can happen

It is possible that mistakes happen during the surgery, which should be taken into consideration as they can bring distressing outcomes. In extreme conditions, mistakes are irreversible and not fixable. 

  • Doesn’t always meet expectations

For some people expectations are not realistic. So they are not pleased with the results after the surgery. They are not able to adjust with their new look.

  • Chance of addiction

There is possibility that people are addicted to cosmetic surgery and hence wish to go for multiple cosmetic surgeries for various disorders. This happens when person suffers from BDD (Body Dysmorphic Disorder).

All the pros and cons must be kept in mind and hence decision should be taken.

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