Under the Knife: The Growing Popularity of Cosmetic Surgery
by cosmetic blogger Paul Watson
Do you ever look in the mirror and yearn for a different body to stare back?
Rather than reflecting a Naomi Campbell and Heidi Klum hybrid, you’re faced with what looks like the result of a drunken fling involving Shane MacGowan and Jocelyn Wildenstein.
Your hair’s a mess, your skin’s mottled, your tummy’s fighting to get free, and you’re afraid young children may run screaming were they to set eyes on your frightening frame.
Quite simply, you’ve looked better – but help is at hand.
Whilst perusing supermodels on television and in magazines can often cloud our perception of self, peculiar noses or bulky derrieres can be easily dealt with by a proficient plastic surgeon.
Improving Your Appearance
Although we’re our own worst critics, millions of folk around the globe are waking up to the realisation that cosmetic surgery can help improve their appearance without breaking the bank.
Indeed, statistics from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps) show more than 50,000 cosmetic surgery procedures were performed in the UK last year.
Additionally, the report also highlights a “double-digit rise in all cosmetic procedures”, with not a single individual procedure experiencing a decrease on the year.
Fancy having some work done? Here’s the lowdown on three popular cosmetic procedures …
Liposuction has enjoyed a surge in popularity over the last year, with a whopping 4,326 procedures performed last year (that’s an incredible 41 per cent rise on the year), and considering its effectiveness, it’s little wonder.
Concerned with removing fat deposits from the abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs and upper arms using a vacuum-like device, liposuction offers a tried and tested surgical method that delivers on its promises without relying on a magical quick fix.
If your body is blighted with acne scars, stretch marks, wrinkles or skin pigmentation, it’s understandable you may feel embarrassed or uncomfortable. However, thanks to a dermal roller, your collagen levels are boosted and the effects of skin blemishes are reversed.
Using a handheld device, the top layer of your skin is punctured, resulting in your body triggering the production of collagen and elastin. It also leads to new skin cells being generated, with your blood supply enhanced and your skin’s tone improved.
Typically referred to as a nose job, rhinoplasty involves reshaping your beak to make it either bigger or smaller, or lessening the width of your nostrils. Popular with both sexes, this procedure is designed to give you a more symmetrical nose.
After surgery, a splint will be placed inside your nose to aid healing, although full recovery is likely to take a few weeks.
Now it’s your turn …
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