Every year it is estimated that about 15 million people across the globe, both men and women, have some form of plastic surgery procedure performed. Over the years, plastic surgery has become increasingly popular and there are lots of different reasons why someone might choose to go under the knife in the first place.
Retain A Youthful Appearance
In the past, it was mainly movie stars and A-list celebrities who had the reputation for having plastic surgery to maintain a youthful appearance but these days lots of ordinary people choose to have procedures, such as Botox injections or fillers, to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. The eternal quest for younger-looking skin and the increasing availability of such procedures has seen a sharp rise in demand for plastic surgery procedures.
Many people choose to have plastic surgery because they are not happy with their physical appearance in some way, whether they want to alter the size or shape of a part of their body. Having a negative view about a person’s body can affect their self-esteem, which can have all sorts of implications, such as the inability to form friendships or relationships or the lack of confidence to apply for jobs or courses, for instance. Breast augmentation, Rhinoplasty (reshaping of the nose) and liposuction (removal of excess fat deposits) are three of the most common cosmetic procedures performed today.
Following Weight Loss
People who have lost a lot of weight may find that they are left with layers of excess skin, which they cannot get rid of. This can affect how a person feels about their new body image and may make them feel unhappy. Plastic surgery is often performed to remove these excess layers of skin, such as around the stomach area, which can give the person a more toned physique and make them feel happier about their new body shape.
Following An Accident
An accident, whether it involved a car crash, getting burns, a mishap at work or a severe sports injury, can leave a person with physical scars or deformity. In such cases, plastic surgery procedures may be performed to help correct any areas of the body that have been affected following an accident.
If a person is born with a birth defect, such as a cleft lip or skeletal deformities, then reconstructive surgery may be performed, either immediately or as the person grows, to help correct any defects and allow the person to have as normal an appearance as possible.
Other Health Reasons
Many people may opt for plastic surgery because of specific health reasons or issues, which could impact upon their wellbeing. One of the most common procedures is breast reduction. If a person has been suffering from strain to their back and shoulders from having large breasts, for example.
Other people may have reconstructive surgery following an illness, which may have impacted upon a person’s physical appearance. One of the most common procedures in this instance is reconstructive breast surgery for women who have undergone a mastectomy. While this is not a completely necessary procedure, it can help to ease the stress and trauma a person may have suffered and allow them to regain a normal appearance.