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Plastic Surgery: Understanding your choice

Plastic Surgery: Understanding your choice

Whether you want to have a nose job or breast implants, it is highly important to thoroughly understand everything about your choice. From the reasons why you want to have it to possible benefits and problems down to types of surgery, the cost and recovery time. Even though you have to do the thinking on your own, we will give you the basics when it comes to a plastic surgery so that you can be sure you made a right decision.

Types of plastic surgeries

When someone says a plastic surgery, people usually think of a cosmetic surgery. However, there is one more type of a plastic surgery and it is called a reconstructive surgery. A reconstructive surgery has the goal of restoring the anatomy or body function to normal. Reconstructive surgical procedures include mastectomy, tumor removal, and contracture surgery for burn survivors. You do not usually have choice when you are about to have a reconstructive surgery. On the other hand, a cosmetic surgery is an optional procedure. Because of that, we will focus on this type of surgery here. Cosmetic surgeries include rhinoplasty, otoplasty, abdominoplasty and many others. Sometimes, a cosmetic surgery performs reconstructive procedures. For example, if you want to have a rhinoplasty in order to relieve nasal breathing disorders.

Reasons to do a plastic surgery

Before doing any type of plastic surgery, you really need to think it through. The most important factor when deciding about a plastic surgery is that you do it because of yourself. If you have general high self-esteem, but there is something which has been standing on your way to achieve perfect happiness, you should do it. On the other hand, there are people who want to look different because of someone else. And usually, the problem they have is not fixed even after the surgery. A plastic surgery will not fix your self-esteem problem completely. This does not happen Plastic-Surgery overnight. A plastic surgery procedure will only help you easily start working on and solving your problem. In addition, you should be realistic when it comes to expectations what a surgical procedure may bring you and how it will affect your life. If you do not like your whole appearance, surgery will not help you in any way on the path of starting loving yourself. On the other hand, if you think that you will feel much better if you get a plastic surgery to change only one part of your appearance, you are surely on the right track.

Benefits of a plastic surgery

There are two type of benefits of a plastic surgery. Obviously, physical benefits are immediately noticeable. On the other hand, what about emotional and psychological benefits? What we think about our physical self is reflected on what we think about our psychological self. With physical benefits, psychological benefits follow. You will boost your self-esteem and you will have better perception of yourself and your capabilities. It will open doors to many things you thought you could not do in the past.

To sum up, it is really important think it through. Make sure you are making a right decision. And remember, plastic surgery cannot solve all your problems like a magic wand. But, it can make solving your problems much easier.

Sophie Andersen

Sophie Andersen

Sophie is a blogger based in Australia. She’s hooked on yoga and healthy living. Sophie loves to write and share her daily tips and tricks. Follow her at @andersen_sophie, or find her as editor of

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