This era is seeing a rise in cosmetic procedures of every kind—be it face or body. According to Dr Shahzad Rauf, a renowned plastic surgeon, all kinds of cosmetic procedures and surgeries especially hair transplant and liposuction are becoming popular in the Pakistani population, and both men and women are opting for these.
The rise is such that it is encouraging foreign trained doctors to return back home, due to the dramatic increase in demand of procedures.
While the term ‘plastic surgery’ is mostly associated with beautification procedures, in reality a broad number of procedures are covered under this umbrella—including reconstructive surgery, scar treatment, burn treatment etc. However, it is important to keep the pros and cons of the procedure in mind before electing for one. Here, you can learn about some of the risks and benefits associated with plastic surgery:
Body dysmorphic disorder:
This psychological disorder is characterized by a perceived flaw in the physical appearance that forces people to fix it with the aid of plastic surgery. Consequently, despite multiple surgeries, these people are still not happy with their looks. More often than not, they regret their surgeries. If you feel similar negative emotions towards your physical appearance, it is better that you consult a psychiatrist before pursuing a more permanent surgical solution.
Just because it is an elective procedure, it does not mean that there are no risks associated with it. Every surgery carries risk such as those of infection, bleeding, tissue death, pneumonia etc.
Who is a good candidate?
Good candidates are those who have realistic expectations about their results. Moreover, good candidates are always on the same page as their surgeon. They talk about their goals and expectations with their surgeons and have resolved any confusion about the procedure. It is also better if any chronic conditions of the candidates are under control, such as diabetes, blood pressure etc.
Benefits of plastic surgery:
The rewards and benefits of procedures are highly subjective. For everyone, their rewards depend on what they were looking out of the procedure. Many people are so satisfied with their results that they wish that they had undergone it sooner; others wish the opposite.
In either scenario, be thorough in your research of surgery as well as the surgeon. Do not let the price be the determining factor. Credentials of the surgeon and references should be the deciding factors.
The decision to undergo a procedure is a personal one. You and your doctor can decide what works best for your body type, chronic conditions, and other risk factors. The only way to mitigate your risk factors is to educate yourself, ask the right questions from yourself and your doctor and take into account all the pros and cons.
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