Is plastic surgery good for you? That is a question that many people are asking these days. With the rise of cosmetic procedures, it’s not always easy to know what’s best for you. Plastic surgery is very popular and people undergo surgery for various reasons (improved appearance and self-confidence, etc.). However, is plastic surgery suitable for you? In this article, we explore the pros and cons of plastic surgery to help you make an informed decision.

What is plastic surgery?

Plastic surgery is used cosmetically and for health reasons to improve someone’s body. In plastic surgery, the term “plastic” is sometimes misunderstood as “artificial”. However, the word has its roots in the ancient Greek word “plastikos,” which means to mold or shape.

Plastic surgery is a medical specialty that enhances a person’s look and reconstructs face and body tissue deformities caused by sickness, accident, or congenital anomalies. It can be used to fix features that you are not happy with, such as your nose or breasts. Plastic surgery is an important investment. It’s not only about altering your looks; it’s about transforming your life. Cosmetic surgery should only be considered if you are sure that you want it.

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Who benefits from plastic surgery?

Many people feel complexed about their appearance, and this continual tension can erode their self-esteem. Our bodies are arbitrarily given to us and plastic surgery helps candidates have more control over how they present themselves to the world. Plastic surgery is not just for celebrities or wealthy people.

Cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery have benefited millions of people around the world. Cosmetic surgery has assisted people in addressing perceived physical inadequacies. Being ridiculed at school or getting weird looks at work can leave people feeling insecure. Dr. Moufarrège can help you rectify this sentiment and give you control over your appearance.

Reconstructive surgeries have benefited countless victims of accidents, illness, or birth defects. Skin cancer survivors, burn victims and individuals born with hare beaks are all people who were able to turn the page with ease thanks to plastic surgery. Not being constantly reminded of these abnormalities when looking in the mirror can help candidates of plastic surgery feel less alienated in society.

Here are some of the most common reasons why people undergo plastic surgery:

  • To improve their appearance and self-confidence
  • To fix features that they are not happy with
  • To feel more confident in social situations
  • To look younger

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Is plastic surgery the right choice?

Plastic surgery isn’t the right choice for everyone. Many medical tests are performed before surgical procedures to ensure that those on the operating table are good candidates for plastic surgery. Plastic surgeons have to meet with patients, assess their expectations and evaluate their health to determine if they can go ahead with the surgery.

Plastic surgery is the right choice for you if you have found a health professional who has experience performing the surgery you are interested in, and who operates with the utmost ethical integrity. After an initial consultation, your surgeon will determine if plastic surgery is a viable option for you.

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Pros and cons of plastic surgery

Pros of plastic surgery

  • It can improve self-esteem and confidence.
  • It can correct physical deformities or abnormalities.
  • It can improve your appearance and make you look younger. 

Cons of plastic surgery

  • It can be expensive. The average cost of a cosmetic procedure is $ 4000.
  • There is a risk of infection or other complications.
  • It may not produce the desired results.
  • You may experience pain.

Risks of plastic surgery

Cosmetic plastic surgery, like any other kind of surgery, comes with risks. In the worst-case scenarios, plastic surgery procedures can range from an unpleasant or unusual result to fatal complications. This is why board-certified plastic surgeons only operate in rooms with all the required technology to mitigate potential risks.

The risks aren’t just present in the operation room, if patients do not follow the instructions given by their plastic surgeon, the risk of infections and other negative consequences, such as bad scarification, drastically increase.

Some of the universal risks associated with plastic surgery include:

  • Infection
  • Hematoma
  • Seroma
  • Bleeding
  • Scarring
  • Anesthesia complications
  • Nerve damage
  • Necrosis
  • Dissatisfaction with the results

How can you minimize the risk of plastic surgery?

There are many ways to reduce the risks associated with plastic surgery: 

  • Choosing a qualified and experienced surgeon.
  • Following your surgeon’s instructions carefully before and post-surgery.
  • By avoiding smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol before and after surgery.

How much does plastic surgery cost on average?

The cost of plastic surgery can vary depending on the type of surgery and your location. On average, cosmetic surgery costs between $4,000 and $20,000. However, in some instances, health insurance can cover some of these costs. 

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Why choose a board-certified plastic surgeon

Whether plastic surgery is right for you or not depends on your personal goals, your health, and your plastic surgeon. Generally speaking, most people who undergo plastic surgery report feeling happier and more confident after the procedure.

However, as with any medical procedure, there are risks associated with plastic surgery, so it’s important to weigh all the pros and cons before making a decision. Finally, keep in mind that the cost of plastic surgery can vary widely depending on the type of surgery you choose. 

To make sure that the result of your surgery meets your expectations and you are 100% satisfied, the best thing you can do is to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Dr. Moufarrège is Fellow of the Royal College of Surgery and an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Montreal. He is a reference in his field of expertise and his talents are unequaled in all of Quebec. 

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