Do not take plastic surgery decision lightly, doctors warn
October 25, 2010
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 American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; active members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. International active members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.
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