Most of the times we are unhappy with the way we look and we all know that how we perceive our own body can affect our relationships with others. we would do anything to have bigger breasts, smaller nose, fuller lips or even smaller ears. And in order to have the things we want, we often resort to plastic surgery because it seems the only solution to our problems.
Three years ago, a girl of 15 years from England decided to resort to plastic surgery to get breast implants for her next birthday. As expected, the story quickly was spread around the world, being on the front page of newspapers. since then, media reports continued to speculate that plastic surgery is a new fashionable option for any teenager who has visible physical flaws.
Thus, the number of adolescent patients has increased significantly lately. Another reason why teens choose this major solution is the example that they get in the house: they grew up with parents who have turned to plastic surgery and thus they have the opportunity to see and hear more about this procedure.
Everywhere around us we see people with a perfect body, we hear celebrities that tried this kind of procedures to enhance their femininity, and then you look in the mirror and start to hate your physical appearance. That’s when it crosses your mind that all this can disappear as if by magic, using the surgeon’s knife.
But before taking this decision seriously, we must carefully analyze the advantages and disadvantages of plastic surgery. we mustn’t forget that everything consists in cutting your body, and these procedure often entails side effects or major risks that are better to be known beforehand.
First of all, you must be aware that before reaching physical maturity, you cannot make a good decision about changing your body. Considering that the body is in constant transformation, it can shape over time and your flaws can be fixed by themselves.
Secondly, it is very important that your parents know of your intention in order for you not to go through this process alone. In addition, if you are under 18, you are not legally allowed to have a surgery without their consent.
If you decided for an aesthetic surgery, another important factor to consider is the choice of the surgeon. It is necessary to get information regarding who is the best specialist in your area and if you can trust him. after you’ve made the choice, it would be ideal to have a conversation in which you’ll ask all the details of the surgery, such as risks, side effects, costs and so on.
One of the most popular plastic surgery, both among women and men, is rhinoplasty, ie nose job. a beautiful nose is essential for the beauty of someone’s face, but it is also the one that gives personality. before you make this step, it is important to know that this physical imperfection can be dimmed with makeup tricks and a proper haircut. The surgery takes about an hour and afterwards it is essential to stay in the hospital for at least 24 hours. The surgery is done under anesthesia and is painless, and the patch is removed after a week. The nose will have a definite shape only after 4-5 months or even a year. The price of rhinoplasty is about 2500 euro. As for the side effects, there may appear swollen and purple eyes or a swollen nose.
Another intervention is that regarding the lip volume restoration. all women want to have fuller lips, but do not forget that there are a manifold of lipsticks and glosses that can create the feeling of volume, even if for a shorter duration. if however you decide to do this plastic surgery, you have two options, namely hyaluronic acid injection for a temporary increase (6-12 months), or silicone implants for permanent volume. The cost of this operation is about 350 euros.
Another plastic surgery practiced by many girls is the breast augmentation. if you want to have bigger breasts and you already are in the adulthood stage, it is good to know that breast prostheses are filled with silicone or saline implants. There are numerous speculations concerning breast cancer after breast implants, but between these two it hasn’t been yet established any connection. The price of such intervention is about 3000 euro and lasts 1-3 hours.
Liposuction is one of the easiest solutions to get rid of unwanted fat and endless months of diet and sports. The intervention consists of vacuuming fat, but there is the risk of regain the lost pounds after surgery. The price is 800 euros per area, with not very visible scars and the final results appear after 2-3 months. Anesthesia is general and the operation takes approx. 2 hours for each area.
In conclusion, if you want a plastic surgery, you should ask yourself what you want to get in the end, because there won’t be a magic solution that will make everything better. on the contrary, they may have more serious effects; it is enough to search over the Internet and read thousands of stories of people trying to recover after being cut on the operating table and who looked worse after the intervention.
It is important to keep in mind that physical appearance is just one of the many things that help you improve your self confidence. maybe after a plastic surgery you will have truly amazing physical changes, but the real change starts from within!