Less than two decades ago cosmetic surgery was seen as something that only the rich or famous went in for. Today, its image is vastly different and it is far from unusual for a full-time mum on an average income to take her place in a consultant’s chair. Here is a look at why this is the case and why there are more people than ever opting to improve their appearance in this way.
The Celebrity Effect
While stars of the stage and screen have long-been associated with cosmetic surgery, there have never been as many readily available pictures of the results. Just a few clicks of a mouse are enough to bring up countless images of successful work, prompting everyday folks to aspire to achieve similar results. What’s more, these effects have never been so good when offered by quality consultants and establishments, making women realise that the risk of something like the dreaded ‘trout pout’ will not happen if they select their practitioner carefully and listen to the advice they get.
Gone are the days when the only option was to go under the surgeon’s knife if you wanted to improve your appearance or turn back the hands of time. Non-invasive procedures like fillers and Botox have made aesthetic work much more accessible for women who maybe do not have the time or the inclination to undergo surgical work.
Ease Of Access
It may once have been difficult to find the right cosmetic surgeon, offering the right service in the right setting backed up with the right experience and expertise. This is no longer the case, meaning that more and more people can readily access the information they need to make decisions about what procedures they want and where they should go for advice and treatment.
The Informed Choice
This easy access to information has also removed a major barrier for many people in that they no longer feel worried about what they are letting themselves in for and who they have chosen to perform the work. The internet allows normal people to access a wealth of information from medical facts to testimonials, meaning that cosmetic surgery clients can feel in control of their choices and their destiny even before stepping into a consultant’s room.
A Diminishing Taboo
Not that many years ago, someone who had undergone cosmetic surgery would rather have taken off their own fingernails before admitting that they had paid for help to make them look better. Not anymore as the tide has shifted and these sorts of procedures are much more likely to be seen as a positive move towards self-improvement or a statement of independence and success rather than a sign of weakness or undue vanity. In almost all sensible quarters, cosmetic surgery is now seen as something to be proud of and a way of allowing a person to change aspects of their appearance that they do not like and embark on a more positive and fulfilling future as a result.