Many men and women consider getting plastic surgery due to many perceived
imperfections or flaws in their body. On the other hand there are also
some individuals who really need operations to improve and restore the
function and form of their bodies. There are so many advantages and
disadvantages under the different procedures that fall under it.
The biggest merit that can be attributed to any cosmetic operation is the
satisfaction and the joy that usually comes with a successful operation.
Most patients who go under the knife come out from the recovery period
satisfied and full of praise for their doctors. The improvement itself is
another physical and mental advantage that gives the patient much
confidence and eases her worries.
Plastic surgery also gives back, either fully or partially, the form and
function that a damaged organ or part of the body may have had. Many
deformed children and adults experience normalcy after reconstructive
procedures that are aimed to help them.
Despite the general optimism that patients usually have for their
procedures, there are risks that accompany these. The risks and
complications that can happen during and after the operation are some of
the biggest disadvantages of plastic surgery. During surgery, the patient
can bleed excessively or react adversely to the anesthetic used on her.
Cases like these can basically escalate to a dangerous situation that may
turn out fatal or dangerous for the patient. Other disadvantages of the
procedure are the dissatisfaction that comes when the patient has high
expectations that are not met by the operation. This is where it is
emphasized by the doctors that the patient should not have unrealistic
expectations regarding the changes that the surgery can bring.
Overall, plastic surgery is safe but it is expensive. If your only option
to fix a problem is plastic surgery then it is well worth the money. For
example, a lot of women who experience stretched skin from pregnancy opt
in for tummy tucks to fix the problem because they cannot fix it on their
own. Or if you have been in an accident and you need reconstructive
surgery to fix injuries you have obtained, it may be well worth the
money. But, if you are having self confidence issues plastic surgery may
not be worth the money.
The overall advantages of any cosmetic procedure are greater than the
disadvantages. This is probably because many of the disadvantages can be
prevented avoided through modern medicine. Tests and screenings can also
help to establish if the person is a viable candidate to undergo certain
operations. Advancement in medicine and science has made so many
procedures safe and reduced the risks of some.