Over the last couple of years, there has been an increase of plastic surgeries across the world. This could be attributed in part to the increased numbers of celebrities that have come out to speak about their surgeries, the picture perfect images portrayed by the media or a better economy. Whichever the case, there are numerous things that people do not know about plastic surgery; things that no surgeon will tell you about before the surgery.
There are pros and cons:
Everything that has some good in it must have some negativity. Even though there are benefits that include improved confidence, better relationships and an improved outlook on life, there are also some disadvantages which most people who have undergone surgery will not tell you. Stigma is one of the cons that most plastic surgery clients do not expect but most people including friends and family might not understand your reasons for undergoing a surgery and their opinions might not be very encouraging to you.
It could go wrong:
This is another thing that most do not fully consider when they have set their mind to plastic surgery. As with any surgery, plastic surgery could go either way; you might not get the physical look that you wanted especially if you had some unrealistic expectations or you could get completely bizarre results like some celebrities whose surgery went wrong. There is also the risk of medical complications such as infections at point of incision, hemorrhage and temporary necrosis. To reduce all the risks associated with plastic surgery, go for a surgeon who is certified by the American Board for plastic surgeons.
You might not qualify:
Not everyone qualifies for plastic surgery. In fact, the ASPS has a whole list of people who do not qualify for plastic surgery including clients with mental illnesses, those undergoing a transition such as divorce, mourning a loved one or are depressed. Those obsessed with minor defaults or addicted to surgeries fall under this category. Someone with more than 50 surgeries (and counting) will probably fall under the group of addicted clients such as Joan Rivers.
It will not fix stuff that is failing in your life:
This is one of the most common and unrealistic expectations for many people have when undergoing plastic surgery; a fact that should disqualify them from undertaking the surgery in the first place. However, it is important to note that whereas the surgery might give you a different approach to handling things that are not working in your life, it does not on its own fix all the problems that have in your life.
It is quite expensive:
Of course plastic surgery is costly and yes, most insurance companies will not cover it. Thus it is wise to be financially prepared for all the costs that you will incur including the post-operative management costs. Put into consideration the care you will need after the surgery before you completely mend as this will increase your normal overhead expenses.
Plastic surgery should be approached with a level head and realistic expectations to avoid any negative feelings after the surgery and maximize on the gains made.