Plastic and cosmetic surgery has grown tremendously over the last decade, along with many of the myths that where associated with this medical procedure. Plastic surgery was often thought to be accessible by the wealthy and for the most part this was true, however as the technology improved along with the number of plastic surgeons so the cost began to drop.
There are many different reasons as to why someone would have a plastic or cosmetic surgery procedure done. Previous misconceptions where that mostly vain people or those suffering with severe negative self image would go under the knife, this has been proven to be incorrect. Many plastic surgeons require a patient’s psychological background or at least a consultation with a psychologist to ensure that the reasons for the requested cosmetic procedure are being requested from a sound emotional and psychological point of view.
Before you make an appointment for a cosmetic procedure be one hundred percent certain that you are doing it for the right reason and are not being pressured into it, also ensure that you fully understand what the procedure that you intend to have entails. The plastic surgeon that you intend to use should have a pamphlet that should answer all the questions that you might have. If after reading the pamphlet you are still unsure of the procedure or you still have a few questions do not hesitate to pick up the telephone to call or email your surgeon. They are the best person to dispel any fears that you might have seeing as they will be doing the actual procedure.
The recovery process and more importantly your environment while recovering cannot be understated. Ever person is different and some heal faster than others but the one thing that does ring true is the fact that with a serene environment many tend to have a better experience than those than rush back to work or to their normal routines. If you cannot afford to recoup in the facilities that many practices have available these days and you have to rely on your family or friends then it would be advisable to sit them down and explain in detail the recuperation process. Many feel better after a few days and tend to return to their daily tasks however I cannot stress how important it is for you to rest our body for the allotted time prescribed by your doctor.
Cosmetic surgery has also helped many disabled and disfigured people regain their self worth. Many doctors offer up their time and resources to do pro bono work on burn victims, children suffering cleft pallets and on those unfortunate enough to be disfigured in accidents. Plastic surgery has really come to be more accepted by society as a whole and like with anything else there are a few that overdo it or that do it for the wrong reasons. If you however do it for the correct reasons and make use of a reputable and certified plastic surgeon then you should have a pleasant experience as well as results.
Nate just read an interesting article on cosmetic plastic surgery and decided to write a bit about what he learnt from it.