Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty. It can be used to improve one’s appearance and reconstruct facial and body tissue imperfections. These problems can be caused by illness, injury (trauma), or birth defects.
Plastic surgery restores and improves function as well as appearance. It may involve surgery on any part of the anatomy outside of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Plastic surgery can be done to: Address skin issues, including skin cancer, scars, burns, birthmarks, and tattoo removal.
Expectations from aesthetic procedures
Before choosing to have a cosmetic procedure, it is important that you carefully consider your expectations and get a full explanation of the expected results. Ask about possible side effects or complications and what you can expect after the procedure.
The technique or procedure will change your appearance and improve your self-confidence, but it will not necessarily give your ‘ideal’ body image or change your life. Whether it’s excitement about your anticipated new look or stress related to the operation, it’s natural to feel some anxiety. Do not hesitate to discuss these feelings with your doctor.