Cosmetic surgery is is more popular than it has ever been before and over the last 20 years the attitudes towards cosmetic treatments have changed dramatically. In the past this kind of surgery would be something that was considered only accessible by the rich and famous yet it is more accessible no two the public than ever before. The result of this has been lower prices thanks to wider availability of a range of cosmetic procedures which has encouraged more and more people to go under the knife in order to seek the changes which they want.
Last year I underwent a breast reduction at Absolute Cosmetics in Perth, an operation which I had considered for a long time and one which I was very happy to have done. During my consultations I learned a great deal from the team about why people have such procedures done, and some of the horror stories too. With this in mind I wanted to offer you some key things to consider if you are thinking about having a cosmetic procedure.
The prices of these treatments have decreased greatly but they are still far from cheap and you must ensure that you can afford a treatment before you decide to have it done. Don’t plunge yourself into unmanageable debt for the sake of beauty. Some will take out finance for this and there is nothing wrong with that, as long as you can afford your repayments. After all there is little point in looking great if you can’t afford to go out and show it off.
Something which you really need to think long and hard about are your reasons for opting for this surgery or treatment. In my case I hated my shape, I suffered from back issues because of the weight of my breasts and in truth, I simply didn’t like how I looked. Unfortunately in the case of some they will chose a treatment in order to keep up with a latest fashion look, or to cover up what is really a body image problem, neither of which are great ideas. If you are in any doubt then speak with your medical professional, your friends and your family to get to the heart of the matter.
Once you decide to have a treatment or surgery completed you need to be crystal clear in your expectations. Take breast augmentation for example, your body won’t support you increasing in size by more than 2 cups so you cannot expect to go in with a pair of As and leave with double Ds. Speak at length with your medical team about what you would like the results to be, and then see what is actually possible.
The future is an important consideration with your surgery, how will your new body age? Will you need to have more surgery going forward? Will your surgery pose any health risks in the future. These are all vital questions which you need to ask before you go under the knife.
Don’t rush into this decision, take your time, ask the right questions and only then go full steam ahead.