SPONSORED CONTENT: Last month I was with my nurse at the Sono Bello clinic preparing to have a round of laser liposuction and I was chatting about cosmetic surgery procedures. Cosmetic surgery has changed dramatically in the last 20 years in terms of social acceptance, lower prices and more accessibility and these factors are the reason why so many people are happy to undergo this kind of treatment. With so much popularity around cosmetic surgery, I worry that people are treating it in a trivial manner rather than realizing what the consequences of changing your body actually are. If you have been thinking about having some cosmetic surgery, here is why you need to think long and hard about your decision.
One of the key things to look out for when you are electing cosmetic surgery is to understand why you want to change. In many cases, this can be just because you want to improve something which has bothered you for many years. However, there is also a very real danger that you could be looking at cosmetic surgery as a way of fixing body image issues which exist within your mind. If this is the case then you could spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on looking ‘perfect’ and never be able to achieve it because the issue exists only in your mind. Think about what the real reason is behind your decision to alter your body.
Whilst technology has moved on greatly and some of the cosmetic treatments which can be performed these days are absolutely spellbinding, the results may not always be what you are looking for. The nurse that I spoke to recalled countless occasions where the patient had been incredibly unhappy with their results and this came from them not explaining well enough what they were looking to get out of the treatment. Make sure that you know not only exactly the result that you are after, but also that the doctor can carry out the routine to your liking.
When you are in your 20s or 30s, it can be difficult to imagine what your life will be like in 30 or 40 years. It is, however, vitally important that you consider the long-term effects of your treatment or procedure. The last thing that you want is to be in your old age and have a body which looks irregular because some parts are fake and some are natural. Speak at length with your doctor or surgeon to ensure that you know exactly what the long-term effects of your treatment will be. We are still in the early stages of cosmetic surgery and it is only celebs who had treatment in the 90s for example, who are starting to see what their surgery has caused in terms of how it will affect them in later life. Think well and make a smart decision.