4 Things To Consider Before A Cosmetic Enhancement

 The UK is experiencing a cosmetic surgery boom, with recent figures showing that 35,056 cosmetic procedures took place last year, representing a 102% rise from the previous year. Beauty standards are changing, thanks to access to technologically advanced cosmetic procedures, and people now feel more comfortable going ‘under the knife’ to enhance their appearance. But despite the growing popularity, having a procedure isn’t a decision you should take lightly, as some come with risks and life-changing complications. To be sure you’re well prepared, consider the following things before a cosmetic enhancement

1. Self-esteem issues

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Most people who go for body enhancements do so because they want to ‘improve’ some aspects of their appearance. But it’s important to be realistic about what ‘improvement’ means to you, especially if it’s connected with your self-esteem. A recent survey found that 61% of adults feel negatively about their body image, prompting them to want to alter it. So, if you decide to enhance a part of your body, check in with yourself first to determine if you’re not struggling with self-esteem issues. While cosmetic surgery can enhance your confidence and beauty, it’s not a guaranteed fix for low self-esteem. 

2. Consider the timing

Some procedures like a nose job or a rhinoplasty might not get in the way of your regular activities, regardless of when you have them. But other body enhancement options require good timing, and you must get yours right. For example, if you’re a new mother and still breastfeeding your little one, a breast augmentation may not be ideal at that moment, as it will interrupt regular life. Such a procedure comes with the risk of scarring, and the last thing you want is to deal with scarring after breast augmentation when you’re still breastfeeding. For the best result, wait after your child’s breastfeeding stage is over before going for the surgery. Also, consider the length of the healing period, as that could also interrupt your daily life. 

3. Know what the procedure entails and possible risks

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Any good surgeon will take you through every detail about the cosmetic procedure to be sure you fully understand and are ready to go through it. They will also share the possible side effects and potential risks with you. But that’s when you’re ready to start. While making up your mind or still at the consideration stage, please take the time to conduct thorough research into what the procedure entails.

Remember that plastic surgery is a serious commitment with many potential risks. Be patient enough to understand any complications that may accompany the procedure you want to have. Aside from scarring, infections, blood loss, fluid buildup, and wound separation are also possible. 

4. Your health condition

Ask yourself if you’re healthy enough to undergo plastic surgery. Better still, let your surgeon, qualified health professional, or a doctor evaluate your health to ascertain whether you’re a healthy candidate for the procedure. A suitable candidate must be physically (and mentally) healthy to undergo the process and the recovery stage. So, don’t hesitate to share any important health history with your surgeon.


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