Abstract There are many positive reviews on plastic surgery that can make anyone want to pursue it these days. Many men and woman have plastic surgery done because the way that plastic surgeons can change the looks of noses, eyebrows, eyes, cheekbones, breast, thighs, buttocks, and many other features of the body. These things can make anyone want to have these procedures performed because of the way people do not like the way that they look and can result in becoming addicted to the surgery. The things that plastic surgeons fail to inform their patients are the health conditions and medical costs after the surgery.
There have been many health complications, permanent deficiencies, expensive medical costs, and sometimes even death. Informing the public about these concerns may lower the number in plastic surgeries and help the people who are suffering from addictive plastic surgery. Positive reviews Plastic surgery is a growing medical field in today’s industry because of the technology plastic surgeons use on patients for reconstructions from traumatic events, birth defects and the way that men and woman critically think of themselves. This technology has given men and woman reasons to change the way that they look, from their hairlines to their feet.
Because of these procedures being performed, they give these people positive views on themselves and can boost their self-esteem and confidence. If a man or a woman do not like the way that their noses, breasts, buttocks, cheek-bones or lips are formed, they can easily go to a plastic surgeon and change those formations into something better. This can give these people high hopes for being beautiful and giving them more opportunities for modeling careers, acting careers, friendships, relationships, and more important, feeling better about themselves.
There may be a lot of positive outcomes to plastic surgery, but no one realizes the negative results as well after the surgery with their everyday lives. Painful healing, loss of jobs and drug risks After getting surgery performed, the body must heal from the incisions and trauma to the skin and fat under the skin. Usually after plastic surgery, it is very painful to heal because of movement and the possibilities of tearing a wound that is healing. Due to plastic surgery, the body is deeply punctured and a lot of skin is moved and torn.
Silicone is inserted to enhance a body part and drugs are inserted to numb the pain of being cut and torn open. People should rest as long as the surgeon advises and that can result in losing their jobs and hobbies. Employers do not want to keep a position open to someone who can be to work when needed and they also do not want to lose money in the work field because the things that are essential to the job are not being completed in a timely fashion. Some people may become addicted to plastic surgery to fulfill their dreams of becoming a model so they do not care about working and can cause them to quit their jobs.
Becoming addicted Becoming addicted to plastic surgery is very easy because the first time, or first couple of times, a person may receive exactly what they expected and wanted. In other people’s perspectives, plastic surgery is giving them everything they ever wanted. Soon after plastic surgery, being able to look anyway that you want can give many men and woman the optimism of knowing that they can get plastic surgery done and not have a negative outcome.
If a friend or family member of a person who has plastic surgery performed tells them something that will make them not like themselves, can cause a person to want to change it because they know that it will help their self-esteem and boost their reputation. Having plastic surgery performed repeatedly is an addiction because it causes a person to lose self-control and want these things done to them all the time. Addiction is very unhealthy and leads to a lot of health conditions, medical costs and permanent body defects. Effects from long term addiction There are many risks that come along with plastic surgery.
These surgeries raise risks for death in patients. As a result, numbness, seroma, infections, hematoma, necrosis and death are all serious health risks that men and woman can get after plastic surgery. Breast implants may cause a woman to lose feeling or sensation in their nipples after breast implants, depending on the type of procedures. Breast reduction is the most common for loss of feeling in nipples after surgery. Seroma is a medical condition that most occurs during tummy tucks. Seroma is a collection of watery body fluids and may enhance the risks of death. Infections can occur at any time during or after the surgery.
Infections can be caused by dirty hands or non-sterile objects used during the procedure and depending on the type of care that the patient receives after the surgery may result in infections due to the areas not being well cleaned or taken care of. Excessive bleeding, hematoma, can occur at any time during or after surgery but mostly a cause in men because of their beard follicles and may result in an increase in blood supply to the area. Plastic surgery manipulation causes tissue death called, necrosis, and this is almost inevitable for most patients but is a higher risk for smokers.
Smoking affects blood supply to the tissues and those tissues being cut by the surgeon may cause tissue death because the smoking has already compromised the tissue. Death is rare in plastic surgery but in some cases, plastic surgery may cause death because of the anesthetics used and high levels of lidocaine given that may cause an overdose if not used properly. The medical costs needed to help the people who are at high risk of these medical conditions are outrageous. Many people spend thousands of dollars to fix the problems and complications that come from these surgeries.
There are many health risks to plastic surgery that everyone should know about that are thinking about pursuing these procedures. Summing it up There are many risks that come with plastic surgery that any person planning to get these procedures should know about. Plastic surgery may be a positive outcome to many lives because it can make people feel better about themselves and make them look any way that they want, but after plastic surgery the first time can cause addiction and these procedures are done repeatedly and the effects of these surgeries are causing a lot of serious illnesses, rise in medical costs, and death.
These health risks are being ignored and shouldn’t be ignored because the cost of beauty is becoming unhealthy and causing changes in lives. References Gill, P. , Bruscino-Raiola, F. , & Leung, M. (2011). Public perception of the field of plastic surgery. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 81(10), 669-672. doi:10. 1111/j. 1445-2197. 2011. 05753. x Gilmartin, J. (2011). Contemporary cosmetic surgery: the potential risks and relevance for practice. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 20(13/14), 1801-1809. doi:10. 1111/j. 1365-2702. 2010. 03527. x.