Dos and Don’ts of Plastic Surgery

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The 21st century brought about a very interesting twist; all we’ve once considered taboo is now exercised in plain sight, with virtually all segments of it upgraded. You’ve guessed it – plastic surgery is just one of them (thank God!).

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Plastic surgery is becoming ever so popular mainly thanks to celebrities who endorse it. But then, paradoxically, at the same time we’re witnessing a rising culture of loving oneself, which is – ironically – why many choose to go under the knife. Whether you are one of those hating corrective surgery or endorsing it, it’s very important to be well informed before going forward with the procedure itself, or the judgement of the same.

Here are a few important factors to consider:

Are You Old Enough?

Dos and Don’ts of Plastic Surgery

Changing your appearance is possible only to a degree, if you don’t want to alter your looks immensely, that is. Your age plays a major role in deciding to go through with the surgery, and the older you get, the harder it is to recover from even those mild procedures. Gradually enhancing your overall appearance with various procedures is a way better solution than going with implants straight away; implants often need to be replaced over time which is additional hassle in the long run. Additionally, age factor is important because some parts of your body might still be developing at the moment you are deciding to go through with the procedure, and surgery could inhibit it.

How Is Your Mental Health?

Your surgeon needs to know as much about you as possible before the procedure. Not only in order to do a good job, but, to make sure that you’re eligible for a surgical intervention. After all, if you are deciding on the surgery just for the boost in self-confidence, you might be better off without the surgery. Keep in mind that some procedures will leave marks on your body (whether scaring or the normal end result of surgical procedure (i.e. desired change)) which for some might be hard to process and accept. Make a sound decision if you want to proceed with the surgery, so that when you wake up after, you’ll see yourself in a better light. Consulting with a therapist can’t hurt.

Can You Pay for It?


Unfortunately, plastic surgery tend to be quite a burden on your wallet. Unless you’re ready to put aside a larger sum to cover all the expenses, maybe you should reconsider the decision. Spending money to improve bits and pieces of yourself, and parts of you that didn’t bother you as much (or at all) before is a waste. Most minor procedures that help boost your looks are affordable, but, the major improvements will cost you a pretty hefty penny.

Is It The Plastic Surgery Procedure For You?

One of the most commonly booked procedures is the abdominoplasty. Abdominoplasty is an intervention which helps reduce excess skin and fat (“leftover skin”) after a strong diet and exercise routine. Tummy tuck Sydney professionals, urge that an abdominoplasty can make an enormous change to a person’s body contour. However, that procedure is not a substitute for losing weight. It’s intended to help those who cannot get rid of loose skin which might affect their life not just aesthetically but functionally as well.

Body enhancing procedures are meant to help you stay beautiful and in shape rather than to remove imperfections completely. Changing your body through surgery shouldn’t be done beyond a certain point where you can’t recognize yourself anymore, but a way to help yourself look and feel (naturally) better and fix those minor “imperfections” you’ve been struggling to accept about yourself.

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Claire Hastings
Claire Hastings is a design student, wanderer, and a writer. She writes as long as she can remember, and she is very passionate about fashion, running, other cultures, and her cat.

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