People have always been concerned about their outer appearance since the beginning of civilization. To offer such people a better look, doctors of the ancient times also took the efforts to find out new ways of performing aesthetic surgeries. Cosmetic surgery is elective surgery that is only for the purpose of improving a person’s appearance and/or removing signs of aging.
Nearly 18 million cosmetic procedures were performed in 2018, with the five most common surgeries being Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, Breast Reduction, Eyelid Surgery and Abdominoplasty.
Cosmetic surgeons also learned in ancient ages new ways to augment the breast shape and size in women. Uplifting the breasts through specially designed outfits was already famous during that time. Many women then used corsets and brassieres to enhance the look of their breasts. In the 19th century, surgeons first performed the breast enlargement procedure by using artificial implants made from rubber, paraffin, ivory and glass.
The first and main benefit of cosmetic surgery is that it helps to align your natural appearance with your desired appearance. Another advantage to cosmetic surgery is that it produces results which often last a long time or are permanent. However, you must keep in mind that you have to look after yourself after the procedures in order to make them more long-lasting. For example, if you undergo a tummy tuck surgery or a liposuction reshaping procedure – it’s highly advised that you stick to a healthy and active lifestyle to maintain your results.
Another advantage of cosmetic surgery procedure is that in some cases it can enhance your physical health. By fixing your appearance, you will automatically have an improved self-esteem. This does wonders for your social life and your mental health. Being confident in the way you look makes you feel better in all aspects of life. This is one of the greatest benefits of cosmetic surgery for many patients.
Many people who consider cosmetic surgery are hesitant because of the fear of the ‘extreme pain’ that is often associated with cosmetic surgery. While cosmetic surgery is not painless, it is not as painful as it is believed to be. This is true now more than ever because of the recent and ongoing advances in technology. The procedures have been improved to reduce the feelings of pain – bringing a feeling of reassurance to many. Above all choosing the right cosmetic surgeon is the main factor to avoid the pain and the fear. It can sometimes be difficult to find someone you can trust with the procedure, as your life and appearance lies in his/her hands. He/she must be experienced and have good reviews, always check his/her credentials and curriculum in order to select the right cosmetic surgeon with peace of mind