- Does anyone in your family talk of going under the knife for surgeries that are not advised by doctors?
- Does anyone who you know imagine that plastic surgery can dramatically make them beautiful?
- Here’s all about the procedure and what to expect.
Thanks to air-brushed images that we see on social media and the shallowness of quick and easy fame, we – the humans – have become a race that obsesses with superficial looks.
And instead of stopping with just make-ups and prosthetics to alter our appearances, we have now turned to using the medical marvel of
The goal of cosmetic surgery is to improve a person’s appearance, self-esteem and self-confidence. Cosmetic surgery can be performed on any part of the face and body.
Just look at the legitimately available forms of cosmetic surgeries:
Types of cosmetic surgery For the face
- Cheek lift
- Chin surgery
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Eyebrow/forehead rejuvenation (brow lift)
- Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
- Facial contouring
- Facial fillers
- Facial wrinkles
- Laser hair removal
- Laser resurfacing
- Neck lift
- Otoplasty (ear surgery)
- Rhinoplasty (nose surgery)
For the skin all over:
- Skin problems (blemishes, spider veins, scar revisions, tattoo removal)
- Wrinkle treatment
For the body:
- Abdomen reduction (tummy tuck)
- Arm lift
- Breast lift
- Breast reduction surgery
- Buttock lift (belt lipectomy)
- Circumferential body lift
- Inner thigh lift
- Laser hair removal
Sadly, most people overuse this tool that promises to bring lasting and dramatic changes to their outside appearance, without stopping to understand how these changes might affect them on the inside.
Katie Price and her excessive lifts and surgeries:
Dr Alex Karidis, who isn’t Katie’s doctor and has never treated her, said: “The more operations you have, ultimately the more stressful it can be for the body.”
Are there any complications in cosmetic surgery?
Khunger cites these complications:
- Long-term adverse events such as persistent granulomas and infections
- Laxity in aseptic procedures or formation of biofilms to be blamed
- Complications with soft tissue fillers
- Adverse events with fillers can lead to serious complications such as permanent blindness
- Blindness can occur due to inadvertent arterial injection or if it is injected forcefully
- The trend is now to use cannulas instead of sharp needles that can make injecting safer.
Famous failures, damage, and even deaths due to cosmetic surgery:
It cites the case of businesswoman Penny Johnson who sued a cosmetic surgeon for £54m after her partial facelift in Leeds in 2003 allegedly left her with a facial twitch, pain around her right eye and grimacing.
Another famous case in the UK is that of alleged negligence involving cosmetic surgery done on Denise Hendry, wife of Scotland footballer Colin Hendry. Ms Hendry almost died in 2002 after the liposuction she had at the Broughton Park hospital in Preston went badly wrong.
Former Miss Argentina Solange Magnano, 38, and a mother of two died in Buenos Aires after a legal operation believed to have involved buttock implants and injections. Her friend, the fashion designer Roberto Piazza, said: “A woman who had everything lost her life to have a slightly firmer behind.”
Supermodel Linda Evangelista claims that she’s “permanently deformed” after a cosmetic procedure went wrong. The legendary model told People magazine that she has developed paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, a rare adverse effect of a popular body slimming procedure: “I have been left, as the media has described, ‘unrecognizable.'” She hid from the public gaze for five years before coming out to share her pain, remorse, and warn others of the pitfalls.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.