Last year(2010), surgeons performed around 13.1 million surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures (reconstructive surgery not included) in the United States, a 452% increase from 1997.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) calculated that cosmetic procedures on women in 2003 increased 16% in one year, and comparable data on men showed an increase of 32%. This amounted to a $7-billion industry.
Despite the current surge of plastic surgery activities, it is important for the potential individual thinking about plastic surgery, to learn as much about the particular surgical procedure(s), and more importantly, the post-operative effects, to generate a well-informed decision whether to pursue the procedure.
Whether a person opts to have surgery on their face, hips, tummy, breasts or thighs, or non-surgical procedures such as Botox injections, liposuction, microdermabrasion, or chemical skin peels, the aim is to enhance the body's appearance through sculpting or revitalization methods. Plastic surgery is unique in the fact that it equally combines both medical procedures with artistic vision.
Careful and detailed consultation should always be made with a board certified plastic surgeon, specialist, or consultant prior to the particular procedure(s). These consultation periods should provide you with ample information where you can discuss any concerns and needs, leading to an increased understanding on the plastic surgery procedure(s), and a more well-informed decision making process. It is paramount that you leave the consultation period with realistic expectations. Whatever reason a person chooses to undergo plastic surgery, whether the main objectives is to garner general acceptance among peers, restore desirability their partners, gain a competitive edge in the job market, or just plain self-satisfaction, plastic surgery should never be taken lightly.
Plastic surgery is generally safe, although like any other medical procedure, there are associated risks. Gathering from the increasing amount of men and women who are willing to undergo operation, the benefits from the plastic surgery are multi-faceted.
To fully realize the potential beneficial and detrimental effects of plastic surgery, this website hopes to provide you with as much useful information as possible to assist you with your research into plastic surgery. Please look around and learn your options.
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