As the popularity of cosmetic surgery has exploded in recent years, in part in parallel to the media attention of celebrities that have had a recent facelift, tummy tuck, or lip enhancement procedure performed, so too has the number of cases where the surgery has perhaps not quite lived up to expectations. That is not to say the cosmetic surgeons have not performed well or have not completed the procedure properly, more than the expectation levels are higher as people strive to look like the latest idol or supermodel.
There are, of course, reported cases where surgery has gone quite spectacularly wrong, even for a celebrity. One case in particular that stands out is when the pretty UK actress Lesley Ash decided that her lips required an enhancement as it was felt they were too thin. The end result made headlines all over the world with a pair of enormous lips that were there for all to see, and widely ridiculed as the difference in her appearance was quite remarkable, and to most onlookers not in a positive manner.
You need to be fully aware of what the pros and cons are of undergoing such a procedure as the end result could be a life-changing experience in a way that was not previously foreseen.
Cosmetic Surgery Pros
For this side of the coin, we have to presume any cosmetic surgery procedure went according to plan and met the individual expectations. For that, you also need to get in touch with a reliable surgeon Dr. Haitham Masri with tons of experience.
This is the main reason why people have cosmetic surgery through choice. For personal reasons, many people feel that something is not quite right with their nose, lips, breasts, bottom, or other parts of their body and if this can be transformed through cosmetic surgery then that individual’s confidence will be significantly enhanced.
The confidence of an individual is often directly related to the appearance of the person looking to have cosmetic surgery. If a person is of the opinion that some aspect of the body is holding them back in life, their confidence gradually slides lower and in many cases transcends into the medical condition of depression. By altering and enhancing physical appearance, confidence levels can see a full U-turn.
Providing you have the funds or can obtain financing to fund it, cosmetic surgery is a very convenient method of changing appearance. This applies mostly when looking to lose excess fat from arms, legs, bottom, etc. Dieting does not always work or does not work quickly enough. There may be an insufficient time in the daily routine to commit to an exercise regime, so the quick alternative is cosmetic surgery. This is often seen as a benefit and up to a point, this might be true.
Cosmetic Surgery Cons
Now the three main pros have been covered the cons are going to turn those “benefits” upside down and if you think logically then it should be quite obvious what the cons are, should the product not live up to expectations. Even under circumstances where the procedure has been completed correctly, this is the biggest pitfall of all – personal expectations.
Following cosmetic surgery, for the first time you are allowed to examine the end result, are you really prepared to see something you had not expected? Despite all the consultations and guidance from cosmetic surgeons, the end result cannot be fully visualized until the procedure has been performed. How are you likely to feel if you believe there is excess fat where you expected it to be gone? Or your breasts do not look “even” to you? In short, any procedure or surgery that does meet expectations is likely to have a negative effect on an individual’s confidence.
This was in all probability the reason why cosmetic surgery was considered in the first instance. Self-esteem was low but if the surgery is not what you expected, your self-esteem is about to fall to an ever lower-level if you cannot effectively manage the disappointment.
Unless the surgeon was negligent and you have a case to sue for compensation and receive free additional surgery, which is not terribly convenient in itself, the convenience of losing excess weight this way may remain but may also cost more time and money to take it to a level where your expectations are fully met.
The choice is down to the individual and any good cosmetic surgeon will explain any potential downsides to any procedure during the consultation process. Take your time to fully understand the potential implications that could adversely affect your life following cosmetic surgery.