From foot binding to piercings to going under the knife, women throughout time have gone to extremes to alter their appearance. And with much newer technology made available, many more are ready to go to further lengths to change the way they look. The question is, at what price and is it worth it?
No matter how experienced your plastic surgeon is, your surgery will still hold risks
The level of risk involved in the surgery may depend on the experience of the surgeon. Problems that arise from plastic surgery include skin necrosis (skin death) which typically occurs after an infection or hematoma (blood clotting that happens outside the blood vessels).
It is going to hurt
Your doctor may offer a disclaimer that the level of post-surgery pain you’ll have to endure differs from person to person, but generally speaking, most patients who undergo facial surgeries such as rhinoplasty endure a mild pain. But for surgeries such as forehead or brow lifts, patients reported experiencing fierce headaches. It may seem obvious enough but recovery from butt implants and tummy tuck surgeries may also be uncomfortable as patients may have problems finding ways to rest.
You’ll have to find ways to adjust
With surgery, you’ll have to start making changes to certain lifestyle habits. The healing process may be more uncomfortable and longer than you think. Smoking for example, may offset many benefits of a cosmetic procedure and direct exposure to nicotine can increase chances of gum disease and receding gums. Poor diet and lack of sleep will also shape the long-term effect of cosmetic surgery.
There is no proven way to safely remove cellulite forever
You may be seduced by ads claiming to remove cellulite safely and permanently. But to date, all known methods to eliminate cellulite (such as Endermologie and others) are only temporary. A byproduct of hormones, cellulite takes care of distribution of fat storage and most women have cellulite, whether or not they are on the heavier side of the weighing scale. There is no known long-lasting, proven treatment for cellulite.
Plastic surgery can’t make you feel better about yourself
The truth is, plastic surgery is not going to help you in your quest to feel better about yourself. Even if you believe your ticket to living happily ever after is by improving your appearance, plastic surgery only works as quick psychotherapy and helps you feel better temporarily. Studies show women who undergo cosmetic breast augmentation are three times as likely, compared to the same age women who choose not this procedure, to either commit suicide or suffer death related to alcohol or substance abuse. Instead of thinking about how your life could be improved if you has a sharper nose, look towards people who may not look like the textbook beauty and still managed to be successful in what they do, for instance, accomplished actresses like Anjelica Huston with her long roman nose or Kristen Dunst with her vampire teeth.
Celeb’s Best and Worst
- Donatella Versace
This design maestro could have chosen to age gracefully with her naturally sexy-looking pout, but instead chose to enhance her lips which now look painfully swollen.
Image source: Donatella Versace Before and After
- Tori Spelling
90210’s Tori Spelling’s post natal weight loss caused a visible dent in her breasts. The mother of two revealed on American talkshow Good morning America that her biggest regret was getting breast implants.
Image source: Celeb makeovers
- Heidi Montag
This reality star has been labelled as being ‘obsessed with being perfect’. She has reportedly had breast implants increased to DDDs, a brow lift, a nose job revision, lipo on her stomach and thighs, and even a butt augmentation. We worry for what she’ll look like if she continues with this plastic surgery obsession.
Image source: Heidi Montag incredible