Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery is a type of plastic surgery that aims to improve a person's appearance, but it should be approached with caution. It aims to improve function and to give a normal appearance to a part of the person's body that has been damaged, for example, after a mastectomy.

Benefits of Cosmetic Surgery

Improved Physical Health

Usually, when we think of cosmetic surgery, we think of how it improves our appearance. However, in many cases, cosmetic surgery can also improve your physical health. Some great examples of this are: a) Breast Reduction Procedures, which help women’s posture, relieve back and neck pain b) Nose Reshaping, which can alleviate breathing problems and help prevent/treat sleep apnea (amongst other respiratory afflictions).

Self Confidence

We should never underestimate the positive benefits of enhanced self-confidence. Often, we let our physical appearance or flaws affect how confident we are on a day-to-day basis. No matter how hard we try, it’s hard to get that confidence when we don’t feel comfortable in our own skin. When we improve how we look, the way we want to look, it can be a huge boost for our own self-confidence and pride.

Mental Health

When we feel incomplete, or physically damaged, it can torment you as far as mental health goes. In life, looks aren’t everything, and by no means do you need to look “perfect” to have a healthy mental outlook. However, for many people, improving our physical state really helps give us a boost mentally, to feel good about ourselves, and our outlook on life again.

Inspiration to Keep Weigh Off

This is a huge benefit for obesity related surgery. Sometimes, our weight has gotten so out of control that surgery is one of the only viable options to take it off. However, once it’s off, many of patients keep the weight off long-term. Think of these types of cosmetic procedures as a kick-start to a healthier lifestyle; one that may save your life

Trusting Professionals to Make It Work

When we have things that are bothering us in life, particularly with our body health and appearance, many of us are prone to self-loathing, or even worse, self-medicating. This is why it’s important that we trust professionals when it comes to improving our health, and helping us get back on track. A well-accredited cosmetic surgeon is an experienced doctor, and can not only advise you on how to improve yourself, he/she can actually help. Trusting the professionals to do a good, safe, productive job, is a critical benefit when it comes to cosmetic surgery, or any medical procedure for that matter.

Risk of Cosmetic Surgery


Bleeding is pretty regular for a few hours after the surgery and can occasionally results in complications. Accumulation and clotting of blood under your skin can result in a condition called hematoma, which is firm in appearance and feel and the color of your skin can change to purple or blue. The area will be painful but it gets gradually less, once our own anticlotting starts working at the area and reabsorbs the blood that was accumulated


Throughout surgery and a few hours after, you are more susceptible to a line of infections as open wounds show better access to bacterial and viral pathogens via sutures or drain sites. That is the main reason why the supplement of antibiotics is provided during and following the cosmetic surgery. Typical signs of infection are fever, inflammation in a local area, foul odor, and discharge of thick yellow or white fluid.


Scarring is one of the most common risk, which one should be aware of. It is closely related to suture reactions and wound healing capability. During the process of healing, a thickening of skin edge and formation of granular tissue can occur. Most surgeons like to hide the scarring in places where they are not noticeable. For example in tummy tuck operations it is beneath the swing wear line while in breast augmentation the incision lines are hidden under the crease of breast.

Nerve Damage

In extreme cases nerve damage occurs, shown by numbness and tingling. Usually nerve damage will last for not more than a year. Paralysis or weakness of certain muscles may be felt if a nerve connected to muscle movement is impaired. It can be fixed with reconstructive surgery.

Adverse Reactions to Anesthesia

Risks due to use of anesthesia are very rare but nevertheless its still a possibility. The risks depend on the factors like healthiness and seriousness of surgery. Nausea is a common feature. Sore throat is also commonly experienced risk. The total risk factor of this type is generally very rare.