Looking and feeling young is a desire that every individual seeks to achieve in their lifetime. One cannot help but succumb to the inevitable effects of old age where wrinkles become your closest companion. However, with the huge strides being made in the fields of science and technology, there are solutions that can enhance your beauty like never before. If you are careful and get the treatments, it is worth the money. Some of the treatments that can give you the beauty you have always desired are cosmetic surgery treatments.
Cosmetic surgery is a field of medicine and surgery that confines itself into the enhancement of appearances with the use of medical and surgical techniques. This form of skin surgery entails maintaining the skin’s basic appearance, enhancing its current appearance and restoring its previous appearance in case the effects of aging have already shown up. Cosmetic surgery treatments are based on a comprehensive approach that can be channeled on all parts of the body such as the head, neck and the entire body. Proficiency in this field of medicine entails a combination of surgical judgment, ethics, knowledge and expertise so as to achieve the required goal of giving the body a visual improvement. All in all, cosmetic surgery treatments are aimed at improving a person’s appearance which in turn increases their self-esteem by changing their appearance. Some examples of cosmetic surgery treatments that can be done on the face are cheek lift, chin surgery, cosmetic dentistry, eyebrow rejuvenation, facial contouring and face-lift. On the body, the following cosmetic surgery treatments can be carried out; breast augmentation, tummy tuck, arm lift, breast reduction and buttock lift.
Prior to making an appointment with a cosmetic surgeon, individuals should take into account their motives of wanting to change their looks. Since cosmetic surgery can cause dramatic and lasting changes on the outward appearance, it is essential to have some good comprehension of how the changes can affect you in the inside. There are numerous physical characteristics that can be changed with cosmetic surgery whereas others cannot. Good cosmetic surgery candidates should portray the following:
1. Have realistic expectations of what will be accomplished.
2. Have a good understanding of the physical effects during healing, medical risks, the effects of the surgery on their personal and professional life, the lifestyle changes that many be brought about by the surgery and all the expenses involved in the surgery.
3. Potential candidates should have talked about their goals for the surgery with their surgeon and had all questions resolved.
4. Individuals who plan on undertaking a cosmetic surgery should have diabetes and other chronic medical conditions under control.
5. Potential cosmetic surgery patients should either possess no history of smoking or distant themselves from smoking (whether directly or passively) for six weeks before the surgery and after the surgery.
6. Cosmetic surgery candidates should also have a stable weight for a period of six months to one year.
Many people fail to understand the need to stop smoking if you are preparing for cosmetic surgery treatments. However, the truth is that there are many reasons why candidates should abstain from smoking. One of the reasons is that carbon monoxide, nicotine and other toxins in cigarettes reduce the flow of blood into the skin. Another reason is that smoking has some adverse effects on wound healing and it worsens scarring. The final reason why you should not be smoking if you undergoing a cosmetic surgery is that smoking causes an increase in the risks of post-anesthesia complications such as blood clots, pneumonia and hypertension.
Some of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures done today are eyelid surgery, lipoplasty, breast implants, facelifts, nose jobs and Botox injections. Lipoplasty, also known as sculpting is a procedure used to get rid of stubborn fat pockets that do not conform to the body’s ideal image. Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is a procedure that is aimed at reshaping the eyelids. It is carried out so as to get rid of bagginess and tighten the lose skin around the eyelids. This procedure does not get rid of fine wrinkle lines. Nose job is another cosmetic surgery treatment that involves reshaping the nose in whichever way you like. This is usually done by eliminating the skin and altering the nose’s structure that is the cartilage and bone.