Nowadays, plastic surgery is extremely popular and more and more people choose to go through such a procedure because it’s trendy, because a breast implant may reflect their social and financial status, or just because they want to look like the celebrities who have done such interventions and now are on the cover of magazines.
But plastic surgery doesn’t mean just breast implants, lips augmentation, liposuction, facial lifting or many other procedures meant to beautify an individual. There are cases in which plastic surgery becomes a necessary evil. Sometimes plastic surgeons have to operate not just individuals who want a different nose, bigger breasts or a flatter tummy because of fashion trends, or to improve their job prospects, but individuals whose lives really depend on a certain plastic procedure.
Behind the mediatization, behind the flim-flam, there are real people who go to a plastic surgeon because their life is endangered. And this seems to happen almost every day. So, when does plastic surgery becomes a necessary evil?
According to specialists in the field, plastic surgery is necessary when:
– Someone has a decrease in mobility because of the extra fat deposited in certain areas of the body
– Someone has been scarred or disfigured through an accident or treatment (as a result of a mastectomy for breast cancer, for example)
– Women who have big and heavy breasts need a breast reduction surgery because otherwise they find it hard to breathe and have problems with their spine
– Someone has extreme facial features or asymmetrical breast size
– Someone needs scar revisions, the removal of birthmarks, and the removal of skin cancer – the most common form of cancer in the United States. Eighty percent of skin cancer exists on the face, head and neck, and the removal of these malignant growths is an intricate procedure that should be performed by a plastic surgeon to ensure that a patient’s appearance is not compromised.
– Someone needs a rhinoplasty, or nose job surgery, to correct or improve the appearance of the nose.
– Someone has breathing problems related to a deviated septum needs a septoplasty. Besides, reconstruction of the nasal framework also can improve nasal airflow when there is structural collapse.
Nevertheless, those who pass through such a procedure should be realistic and not eager to see the results over night. First they should wait and see the improvement of their health condition and then later on the esthetic improvement.