There are various risks of cosmetic surgery, since any invasive operative procedure can create problematic health concerns. Cosmetic surgery can help to alleviate physical and emotional suffering from numerous actual or perceived anatomical shortcomings. However, cosmetic surgery can sometimes also create a few interesting problems of its own.
This composition details the physical and emotional risks of aesthetic surgery, as well as how to reduce these risks substantially.
Health Risks of Cosmetic Surgery
Any surgical procedure has inherent risks and unfortunate patients might experience a variety of complications including: infection, poor surgical results, scarring, loss of neurological function or loss of systemic function.
Most serious complications are rare, but can occur in some patients. It is very easy to reduce the likelihood of experiencing any negative health concerns from cosmetic surgery by following a few simple guidelines:
Choose your doctor carefully. Make sure they are the best surgeon for your particular procedure. Be 100% confident in your choice, prior to having surgery.
Choose your procedure carefully. Make sure the operation suits your anatomical criteria, while still fulfilling your expectations.
Get yourself in great shape, physically, mentally and emotionally, prior to surgery. Avoid using drugs or alcohol and any other behavior which will weaken your health.
Emotional Risks of Cosmetic Surgery
Women who undergo cosmetic surgery can suffer 2 common emotional complications of their procedures.
Some women use surgery as a means of self medicating. These women have unresolved emotional issues which are troublesome, yet often not completely identified or understood by the affected patient. In these cases, surgery was a poor choice as a treatment and has left a hollow, empty feeling when it is over. The patient was hoping to achieve full satisfaction from life, but did not realize that cosmetic surgery will not solve all of life’s problems. It will only address specific body image issues which have been thoroughly thought through in great detail.
The opposite emotional side effect is when women love their surgical results so much that they actually go on a cosmetic surgery binge. These women develop a plastic surgery addiction and often become their doctor’s greatest client within a short time frame. While improving the body is a worthwhile expression of self love, it must be done with common sense. Any positive activity done to an extreme, can become a liability and cosmetic surgery is no exception to this rule.
Acknowledging the Risks of Cosmetic Surgery
Surgery is surgery, cosmetic or not. Undergoing an invasive procedure is nothing to take lightly and even minor procedures should be planned with the utmost of care.
Cosmetic surgery is designed to improve the physical form, thereby satisfying deeply held internal motivating factors which drive the patient to desire anatomical change. Remember this simple fact.
If you have good reasons for wanting surgery and plan your procedure thoroughly, you will most likely be thrilled with the results. If you have poor reasons, or do not take the time to adequately plan your operation, there is a good chance that you might experience surgical complications in the body or the mind.