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The Pros and Cons of Cosmetic Surgery

Whilst cosmetic surgery is a relatively common thing these days, it is certainly not the best option for everyone. For some people, having cosmetic surgery is a chance to gain self-confidence and self-esteem, or to fulfil a lifetime dream. Cosmetic surgery – whilst perhaps being the thing of dreams – is actually as serious matter. It is surgery after all. Depending on the procedure which is undergone, it can mean pain and discomfort for a time, long healing time and complete lifestyle changes. And that’s not for everyone.

Cosmetic surgery procedures include:

  • Tummy tuck
  • Liposuction
  • Breast augmentation and reduction
  • Face lift
  • Neck lift
  • Body Contouring
  • Surgical tattoo removal

The Pros and Cons of Cosmetic Surgery

If you ae thinking about a cosmetic surgery procedure, it is important that you know the facts, so that you can make an informed decision about what you’re going to have done, how and by whom. And of course – if you actually want to go ahead with it. Here are the pros and cons of cosmetic surgery:


  • Help to build confidence and self-esteem
  • Enhanced appearance
  • It is longer lasting than other appearance changing methods
  • It can improve your health (for example a breast reduction will lighten the load on your back)
  • It is now much safer than previously, with better technology and better techniques


  • As with any surgery there are health risks involved, such as infection and discomfort
  • There can be long healing periods
  • Sometimes your expectations can be higher than the result that you get
  • It can be costly
  • Cosmetic surgery won’t solve all of your problems

The Good News…

The good news is that modern technology and advancements have made cosmetic surgery a whole lot safer and with much less risk than in the past. With tighter controls and better training, along with the rise of the internet allowing people to share experiences, the best cosmetic surgeons are now much easier to find.

New technology means that surgery is less intrusive and quicker to heal and hygiene advancements along with a better understanding means that infection is now a lot less likely.

Your Cosmetic Surgeon

It is down to the cosmetic surgeon to both discuss with you what the final outcome will be like, so that your expectations don’t exceed what the end result will be like, and they also have a responsibility to ensure that you are in the right mental state of mind to undergo your chosen procedure.

A good and experienced cosmetic surgeon, like Dr. Barry Kaplan, will go through all of this with you. They will explain the benefits and risks to each procedure and show to you that they respect each person and each case individually – this will change your appearance for the rest of our life – not a decision to be taken lightly!

There are many people who go through these procedures every day, with wonderful effects, and that change their lives forever. The key is to make sure that you do it at the right time for you, by the right cosmetic surgeon.



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