Did you know that according to the American Society of
Plastic Surgeons, men underwent 1.2 million cosmetic procedures in 2004? It's
a known fact that men don't want to look any older than women do.
TheTop 5 cosmetic procedures, according to the American Society of
Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) were:
|Top 5 Cosmetic Procedures for Women:
2 Breast Augmentation
3 Eyelid Surgery
5 Chemical Peel
|Top 5 Cosmetic Procedures for For Men:
1 Nose Reshaping
2 Eyelid Surgery
4 Hair Transplantation
5 Breast Reduction
The new five-year trending data shows cosmetic procedures are up 24 percent
Also in the running are the non-surgical procedures which have increased as much
as 7% in 2004. They include such procedures as:
So is cosmetic surgery right for you?
Well, I can't speak for everyone but there are a few things to consider and
some questions you should ask yourself before going under the knife..
First and foremost, cosmetic surgery is surgery and it hurts -
ouch! As with any surgery, there is a healing period and there is swelling and
puffiness immediately afterwards. Don't expect to look beautiful right out of
surgery. It's going to take some time and patience.
Understand that a nose job or a face lift won't necessarily make you beautiful
and it probably won't change how the world feels about you. In fact, patients
have been known to feel a sense of disappointment after their procedures and for
this reason its important to understand how significant the changes will
be, they may only be very subtle.
If you're considering plastic surgery ask yourself these things first:
Why do I want cosmetic surgery? Who am I doing this for?
If it's because your friend says you have a big nose or if you think looking
more beautiful for your husband he will pay more attention to you then,you're
a poor candidate. Hoping to impress your friends or hoping your husband will be
more attentive are poor reasons.
A new face, nose or body won't change how others feel about you and if it does,
it will only be temporary.
Can I afford Cosmetic Surgery?
Most cosmetic surgery is not covered by health insurance unless it is health
related. If you have to scrape money together to do this you're better off looking
into non-surgical or less invasive treatments.
What if the results are not what I expected? Again, there's a chance that expectations
won't be met. Be sure you are ready financially and emotionally to undergo more
treatment if you're results are underwhelming.
As with any high cost, risky procedure, think it through. Don't act on a whim.
Discuss the procedure with relatives and friends. Get some outside opinions.
If you're still interested in pursuing cosmetic surgery be sure you are in
good health. A good candidate doesn't smoke, is emotionally stable and does not
experience any major health disorders such as heart disease, diabetes or blood
Elizabeth McGee is an online skincare consultant who reviews skincare products
and their benefits.
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