The thought of somebody pulling and cutting around my face gives me stomach ache. Cosmetic surgery would be so painful. What if it doesn’t look good? What if they made a mistake? I couldn’t do it. -Salma Hayek
This magical land of life, which we call THE EARTH, has a population of 7 billion, extremely, divergent people!
Each one of us belongs to different races, religion, color, hair, dressing style, accent, status, class etc.
7 billion people and you expect me to not get insecure?
I MEAN have you seen the Botox out there?
Oh I’m sorry, did I just say Botox?
What? What is that?
I meant beauty! The beauty out there…
Okay…… maybe I did mean Botox!
Cosmetic surgery has become a booming, $10.1 billion business each year in the U.S., according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
These procedures are up 4% for women in their 30s, and 30% of all liposuction recipients are aged 19 to 34, reports the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Statistics have shown a new wave of interest within the young women. The latest interest for these girls are “breasts” that may only fit in a custom bra.
As much as it glitters to have a new you, do you ever think of how any operation you undergo, are you know about negative effects of cosmetic surgery?
The Hidden Dangers of Cosmetic Surgery
Though post-operative care includes steps to reduce the risk of infection, it remains one of the most common complications of plastic surgery. In breast surgeries, for instance, cellulitis (a skin infection) occurs in 2-4 percent of people. In some cases, infections can be internal and severe, requiring IV antibiotics.
Certain procedures such as that of breast augmentation may leave stretch marks on your skin for the rest of your lives. Supporting the idea that a cosmetic surgery is expected to make your body look “better than before”, a scar can be particularly disappointing!
3. Anaesthesia Complications
Although, not very common, and largely counselled; anaesthesia might still go wrong.
Its impact varies on a large scale of extremely risky to minor dangers. However, it’s still something you would want to be well aware off!
4. The offset! (this one’s the biggest catch)
One recent study found that liposuction may slim one problem area while creating another.
Women who extract fat from their thighs and lower abdomen ultimately destroy those fat cells. When they eventually put weight back on, it distributes unevenly—often to less flattering areas like the upper abdomen, back and arms.
Similarly, changing one feature sometimes throws off the appearance of others.
A tummy tuck may cause the thighs to look out of proportion, while plumped lips may make a normal sized nose suddenly appear obtrusive.
Cases have been recorded where Botox injections, which paralyze certain facial muscles, caused the other active muscles to appear strangely overpowering and “odd.”
5. Potential Deformities
This is the scariest bit!
Marilyn Leisz thought she was undergoing a simple procedure of her eyes; 30 surgeries later she is still unable to blink. Meanwhile, a botched face-lift severely damaged the nerves of British businesswoman Penny Johnson, who lost her business and became a recluse.
If there is a problem and the patient is not emotionally stable or financially secure, “the results can be disastrous,” says Robin Yuan, plastic surgeon and author of Behind the Mask, Beneath the Glitter.
Furthermore, many patients take loans for their procedures. Which, if, in case goes awry, the remaining operations could also turn out to be severely devastating; both financially and mentally!
6. Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
BDD is a dangerous addiction that makes you over exaggerate your ‘flaws’ and leads you wanting to have even more surgeries.
You may not have this syndrome before undertaking a surgery. It usually developed later on and can have lasting mental effects.
Look people! Everything on the planet has been designed in a certain way, to fulfill a specific purpose. Mountains don’t have hair; animals do not have a language.
This is the “natural” phenomenon and as the famous myth goes, ‘every time you try to tamper with what is meant to be the way it is, you are risking a great deal of alternative problems.’
In short. Be careful what you wish for!