Some Facts About Cosmetic Surgery

Everyone wants to look beautiful and attractive. It is in human nature to experience and explore new things, which sometimes involves great risks. The motivation to take risks comes mostly from dissatisfaction with what you have or lack of awareness. However. sometimes such adventure can cost us dearly.

Mostly, readers just read the advertisements of different treatments, especially those related to skin, and go to the doctor and there the problem begin.

The first thing you should ask the the surgeon is whether he or she is certified by PAPS (Pakistan Association Of Plastic Surgery). Before consulting a skin specialist, just check his or her qualification and experience. If you are satisfied, only then you should opt for a treatment from  him. You should also check in which field the surgeon got his special training because a doctor first becomes a surgeon, then a plastic surgeon and finally a cosmetic surgeon. Cosmetic surgery requires the most time consuming training, but most doctors who get a diploma in plastic surgery call themselves surgeons.

There are few things which a client should ask a consultant:

  • Does the surgeon have proper equipment and hospital privileges to perform the treatment?
  • What can be the risks and possible complications involved in a particular surgery?
  • How long would it take to recover?
  • What will be the option if you are unsatisfied with the outcome of your surgery?


Plastic surgery comprises two main categories

Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery’s primary goal is improving one’s appearance. Several untrained people had begun the business to capitalize on its popularity and were bringing a bad name to qualified doctors. Several beauticians were also practicing cosmetic surgery and offering laser treatment although they are not qualified. Cosmetic surgery is a delicate combination of treatments and a team of relevant doctors, including plastic surgeons and dermatologists, are required to carry out safe cosmetic surgery with desired results.

This surgery covers fat removal, tummy tuck, nose reshaping, eyelid surgery, breast reshaping, augmentation and reduction, scar revision, Botox and collagel implant, mole removal, hair transplant and face lift.


Reconstructive Surgery

It is performed to improve personal health, body function or alleviate disease and is often considered medically necessary to correct the faults of trauma, serious effects of surgery and diseases. This surgery covers micro vascular surgery, ear reconstruction and nose reconstruction.

In Pakistan, according to research about 50% people who approach a plastic surgeon for treatment have suffered burn injuries, 15% have congenial deformities, 10% skin cancer, 10% hand injuries and only 3 to 5% come for cosmetic surgery.

It is surprising that in Pakistan the ratio of men and women who opt for cosmetic surgery is almost equal, whereas in the West the ratio of men who go for such treatment is very low as compared to women.


Operating Cost

The operating cost od cosmetic surgery is very high, therefore only very rich people and celebrities go for cosmetic surgery. Celebrities are more interested in this because they have to look gorgeous on screen all the time. On average, cosmetic surgeons treat about 60 to 70 patients a week.

Men usually visit skin specialist for hair loss,nail fungus and acne, while women want to get rid of wrinkles, scars, birthmarks and skin tightening. Mostly the charges of treatment vary according to the typr of treatment a client need.

Side Effects

Almost every treatment has some temporary side effects, such as swelling, bruising or visible incision marks. It may take days, weeks or even months before these signs disappear and you can fully appreciate the results of your surgery. But there is no need to sit at home and wait. There are variety of makeup products and techniques that can be used by both men and women to camouflage the temporary side effects of surgery and help you face the world with confidence and ease. There are risks involved in everything, but with awareness and carful choice we can minimize the risks. So, one cannot deny that plastic or cosmetic surgery involves risk, but it has benefits as we..

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