Did you know that, although the bra was patented in 1914, women did not give up the corset until the First World War, when the government asked that they stop so that there would be more metal for the war effort? Changing our bodies so that we are more comfortable with our appearance is nothing new. Today, many people have questions about getting plastic surgery. Here are the basics you should know before getting any procedures.
1. Is plastic surgery safe?
With any procedure, there is risk involved. Even the best doctors cannot always predict how a body will react under stress and anaesthesia. However, only a small percentage of people experience serious complications. The overall complication rate for liposuction, for example, is .7 percent. Accredited and licensed plastic surgeons must undergo rigorous training and testing. Smokers, overweight individuals, and people with other medical issues are more likely to experience complications and might be advised against surgery.
2. Is cosmetic and plastic surgery expensive?
The price of your surgery depends on many factors, including what surgery you receive, how much your doctor charges, whether it is covered by insurance, whether you experience complications, et cetera. Getting facial wrinkles removed, for example, can be as inexpensive as 100 dollars a session, while breast implant prices, on the other hand, can be upward of 4,000 dollars. On the other hand, procedures like breast implants last much longer, averaging out to a smaller amount year by year.
3. Should teenagers get plastic surgery?
It depends on the procedure and the reasons for doing so. The most common procedure teenagers receive is rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping, which accounts for nearly 50 percent of all teen procedures. Other procedures, such as breast augmentation enlargement, cannot be legally performed on someone 18 or younger, with silicone implants only approved for patients 22 years and older. Some procedures are not recommended because teen bodies are still growing, while others should be approached with caution since issues with self esteem are especially rampant in youth.
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