There are many reasons as to why patients consider cosmetic surgery; some patients have it for reconstructive reasons whereas others want to improve a certain part of their body due to aging. Whatever the reason the patient should be 100% sure that surgery is the right option for them and this article will provide useful information to make that decision a little easier.
The popularity of cosmetic surgery has risen over the last few years, mainly due to improvements in the medical field in terms of the tools and techniques that the surgeon utilises.
Who Can Have Cosmetic Surgery?
Due to the expense, in the past cosmetic surgery was only really available to the rich and well off individuals, who could afford the surgery. Recently, with the development of flexible and different methods of payment, cosmetic surgery is becoming more and more accessible to less well-off patients. Today, aesthetic surgery is popular in both men and women, as there are a wide range of procedures available, aimed to improve different parts of the body.
It has proven beneficial with people who want to improve natural body defects as well as those caused by accidents. Anyone can benefit from cosmetic surgery and it is not just for those who have natural defects. It can also be embraced by those who have had an accident or suffered from certain illnesses. For example, women who have undergone cancer treatments and have parts of their breasts removed, can have reconstructive breast surgery. In this type of surgery, the breast is usually recreated using part of the patients’ tissues rather than using implants. The surgery can also be done on burn victims who, as a result of the incident, have excessive discoloration and scarring. For such victims, skin from other areas of their bodies is used and grafted to the affected areas.
Types of Procedures
In addition to the cosmetic surgical procedures mentioned above, there is a wide spectrum other treatments available. One of the most popular treatments is liposuction. This is a procedure aimed at reducing the amount of excess body fat from areas of the body such as; hips, chin, thighs and abdomen.
Another popular procedure among many patients is a facelift; this procedure aims to improve the appearance of wrinkles and scars. This procedure can also be used to repair sagging facial skin, correct the size of the nose and make improvements on the eyelids. This type of surgery is mostly preferred by older women who want to attain a youthful look and hide any signs of ageing. Other cosmetic procedures include tummy tuck, thigh lift, calf lift and upper arm lift etc.
If you are considering undergoing cosmetic surgery in the UK, it is advisable to book a consultation with a trained medical profession to discuss the procedure further.
Any information in this article should not replace advice that your relevant health professional would give you. If you have any questions, you should ask your GP or relevant health professional.