Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery FAQs

What is Plastic Surgery?

Plastic surgery is a type of procedure which is performed to correct or change a person’s physical appearance. Plastic surgeons aim to help improve patients’ confidence through cosmetic surgery and improve function and form through reconstructive surgery. Reconstructive surgery corrects defects on the face or body including those created by trauma and cosmetic surgery alters a part of the face or body that a person is not satisfied with. Common procedures include:

  • Rhinoplasty
  • Facelifts
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Brow Lifts
When is Plastic Surgery Used?

Plastic surgery, both cosmetic and reconstructive, is used to repair or change a person’s physical appearance. In reconstructive surgeries it is used to repair:

  • Extensive burns and serious injuries
  • Areas which have been damaged by cancer
  • Abnormalities which have been present since birth, such as a cleft palate or a birthmark

In cosmetic procedures it is used to:

  • Reshape or reduce the size of the nose
  • Remove excess fat and skin
  • Lift sagging skin of the face and neck
  • Reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles
What Questions Should I ask Myself?

When deciding whether to undergo plastic surgery or not, ask yourself:

  • How long have I thought about doing this?
  • What is my current situation in life like?
  • Are there other ways I can achieve the results I want?
  • Am I expecting the surgery to change something beside the physical thing?
  • Why am I thinking about this now?
  • Did something set off this desire?

It is important to remember that cosmetic procedures are designed to help you feel more comfortable in your own skin, not improve your life. Surgery can help the way you feel and correct issues which you have been dealing with your whole life. If you aren’t physically and emotionally health and wish to change something about yourself for yourself than you are a good candidate for cosmetic surgery.


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