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Cosmetic Surgery

Importance of Cosmetic Surgery

People in general have a look that is unique, different from one another. While most people are generally happy with their looks - face, complexion, height, weight or hair - they tend to detect some defect or deformity or the other even though it does not affect their normal functions. For instance, some people may feel their nose is a bit large or women may feel their breasts are too large or too small.

It is human nature to feel that good appearance is important and when they feel that some part of their body is marring their appearance they tend to lose self-confidence and self-esteem. Thankfully, for such people the field of cosmetic surgery comes to their help as they can correct most of the perceived defects or deformity without affecting the bodily functions. Thus, cosmetic surgery helps people to correct the deformity and therefore restore their self-confidence and self- esteem.

Cosmetic surgery represents surgery done on different parts of the body to change certain characteristics of that part without sacrificing any of the normal functions. Typically, the body, neck and head can undergo cosmetic surgery to change physical characteristics. Undergoing cosmetic surgery is an option exercised by the person for improving the aesthetic appeal and not any medical condition.

Types of Cosmetic Surgery

Different parts of the body such as the face, neck, chest and stomach contribute to appearance. A bent nose, puffed up lips, small or large breasts, a bloated belly, baldness and a plump behind can unsettle any person. If people want to correct these anomalies, they can do so through cosmetic surgery.

For instance, you can reshape your nose to become proportionate to your face through nose surgery. The cosmetic surgeon can fill your lips or remove fat tissues to reduce your lips to suit your face. Similarly, if you have large breasts, you can reduce them through cosmetic surgery. You can also lift the breasts to make them look firm. If your tummy is full of fat and protrudes, cosmetic surgery can correct this anomaly by removing the unwanted fat from the area.

Cosmetic surgery can address defects and deformities of most parts of the body. Different types of cosmetic surgery include

  • Face surgery - ears, face, eyes, nose and chin
  • Nose surgery - reshape nose through rhinoplasty
  • Breast surgery - augmentation, lift, reduction and correction of inverted nipples
  • Genital rejuvenation - vaginoplasty and hymenoplasty
  • Body surgery - liposuction, vaser liposuction, tummy tuck and brachioplasty
  • Hair transplantation and hair restoration - follicular unit extraction (FUE) and follicular unit transplantation (FUT)

Each of these surgeries is in most cases done under local anesthesia and completed in a few hours.