Each year, millions of people choose to undergo cosmetic surgery. Before having these procedures done, patients are informed of the benefits and risks associated with this type of operation. The benefits of cosmetic surgery are quite obvious: look younger, feel younger, and correct the undesirable aspects of the o defects in appearance. (Source: Mark Hyman, MD). There some known and others not so widely understood are, however, many of the possible physical and psychological side effects. Some of the possible side effects of cosmetic surgery are pain, infection, scarring, swelling and psychological as the penalty, depression and anxiety effects. Many of the side effects of cosmetic surgery, it is possible for any type of surgical intervention.
Changes in body chemistry, the negative reactions to anesthesia, pain and infection are examples of possible side effects of the surgery. Cosmetic surgery, however, entails certain risks that are not typical of other surgical procedures, such as the change in appearance and mental health problems. The first obvious side effect experienced by all patients after cosmetic surgery is a change in appearance. Despite this change is exactly what the patient requests, and many doctors use computer programs for image to show the patient what he or she will look like after the surgery, the experience of looking in a mirror is very different from watching a computer-generated image. Many people are satisfied after surgery, but some people regret the decision to change their bodies, especially when the surgery involves a drastic change. Other patients do not follow instructions after surgery and finally by delaying the healing process, which can alter the final outcome of the surgery. Scars in surgery and inflammation, are for example, commonly experienced when persons do not obey to the the doctor’s recommendation.
Cosmetic surgery is often very invasive, and doctors have to work diligently to minimize or hide the scars, without complications introduced after the operation. Another side effect has less to do with the surgery itself and more to do with the expectations of individuals to establish changes in your lifestyle, success or life love after undergoing cosmetic surgery. Many people choose to undergo this procedure because they believe that it will serve as a cure for all your problems. Some people then opt for an additional cosmetic surgery, thinking that another procedure will improve their situation, which results in a vicious circle and the addiction to cosmetic surgery. If patients have a history of psychological disorders, cosmetic surgery can increase the risk of other mental or exacerbated health problems.