plastic surgery is an elective procedure, those who decide to undergo a cosmetic operation should not do so lightly. There can be long-term physical and emotional side-effects associated with permanently transforming one's appearance. The Huffington Post recently cited several factors, which experts suggest are unhealthy, that might contribute to a person's decision to have plastic s" /> Do not take plastic surgery decision lightly, doctors warn

Do not take plastic surgery decision lightly, doctors warn

October 25, 2010

Do not take plastic surgery decision lightly, doctors warn
Do not take plastic surgery decision lightly, doctors warn

Though plastic surgery is an elective procedure, those who decide to undergo a cosmetic operation should not do so lightly. There can be long-term physical and emotional side-effects associated with permanently transforming one's appearance. The Huffington Post recently cited several factors, which experts suggest are unhealthy, that might contribute to a person's decision to have plastic surgery.

According to the news source, one of the biggest mistakes that some patients make is undergoing liposuction as a replacement for weight loss. Surgeons advise liposuction only on areas that have been missed by a weight-loss regimen, and they often encourage individuals to try exercise and diet before scheduling a surgery.

Experts recommend that patients be realistic about what they expect to gain from the surgery. Although operations such as rhinoplasty and breast reduction have been linked to improvements in self-confidence, having unrealistic expectations can lead to dissatisfaction regardless of how successful the surgery is.

Those who are considering plastic surgery may want to consult a board certified doctor who is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for an expert consultation.


The mission of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) includes medical education, public education and patient advocacy. Plastic Surgery News Briefs are summaries of current stories found through various news and magazine outlets that relate to or mention plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. The views expressed in these news articles do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ASAPS, but are merely published as an educational service to our members and the general public. For additional information on these subjects and other plastic surgery related topics, please go to www.surgery.org

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