Cosmetic surgery has changed so much in the last 20 years and it is become increasingly more popular year on year, in particular with smaller treatments like microdermabrasion, chemical peels or Contour Clinics dermal filler treatment. I myself was skeptical of cosmetic surgery and treatments in the past but now I regularly head to my local clinic Sono Bello for small treatments which help me to remain confident about my body. Despite its growing popularity, cosmetic surgery still has quite a negative reputation and whilst this is sometimes justified, the practice has come a long way. Today we are going to take a look at the good, the bad and the ugly side of cosmetic surgery.
Cosmetic surgery helps people to feel better about their bodies, treatments, from simple to complex, serve to give people more confidence. This confidence spills out into their daily lives and believe it or not helps people to build relationships, attain better jobs and become a better person. Surgery can often help people to overcome their mental woes and has significantly changed many people’s lives. Cosmetic surgery also serves as a great practice to help people who have received medical injuries such as burns and wounds and it can restore injuries quickly and with great success.
Despite the fact that the cost of cosmetic surgery has dramatically reduced thanks to the fact that there are now far more clinics than there previously was, the cost is not cheap. For this reason people often take out loans or borrow in order to get their cosmetic surgery and this can leave people in financial difficulty. Another negative of cosmetic surgery is often people’ reasons for getting it done. Many young an impressionable people will elect to have cosmetic surgery in order to keep up with the crowd, to look like their favorite celebrity or simply because a particular look is fashionable at that time. This is not the best idea when it comes to surgery and many people will regret their decision in later life.
Although the majority of clinics operate under a particular standard, there are still many charlatans out there who perform poor surgery or perform surgeries without the proper qualification. Equally there are still some materials which are not fit for purpose, as an example, the PIP breast implant scare saw many women with implants which leaked or burst under the skin after treatment. The only positive which has come from errors in production like this is a higher level of required testing which now takes place. Thankfully the authorities are driving out ‘cowboy’ surgeons but they do still exist in some parts and if you are planning on having some cosmetic surgery done then you must ensure that you have fully researched and read reviews on your clinic of choice.
So there you have it, cosmetic surgery in all its glory and its warts, it has changed, it still is changing and it will continue to change for the better in the future.