Cosmetic surgery usually includes:
- Reconstructive surgery. Generally, it is done to improve a visible scar, a skin condition, or a malformed part of the body caused by an injury, surgery, illness, or birth defect. These problems can affect your daily life, including your job, your relationships, and your self-esteem.
- Elective cosmetic surgery. Feeling unhappy with a part of your appearance - like a big nose, small breasts, wrinkles, or fat around your abdomen or hips - is a common reason for deciding to have cosmetic surgery. These types of defects do not concern everyone who has them. Many people do not consider them defects at all. However, in other people, these factors can affect self-image and self-confidence. Cosmetic surgery is one way of dealing with them.
Non-surgical cosmetic procedures include:
- - Filler injections, which include soft tissue filler.
- - Botox injections.
- - Laser hair removal.
- - Laser treatment to remove the superficial dermis to improve acne scars.
- - Teeth whitening.
Make sure you have realistic expectations about how cosmetic surgery might or might not affect your life. These people are unlikely to be satisfied with the results of a single cosmetic surgery procedure. They may end up having the procedure after the procedure performed, which can be harmful and costly.
Before deciding to have cosmetic surgery, think about your general health. Remember that all procedures involve risks.
Talk to your doctor if you are considering having a cosmetic procedure or surgery.