Every year thousands of people have cosmetic surgery for many reasons. Everyone has parts of their body which they would like to improve – maybe the shape of their nose or they feel their ears stick out.
Other people want to get rid of the signs of middle age – that roll of fat around the waist commonly known as a muffin top, lines, wrinkles and stretch marks, or a sagging bosom after having babies. If you are in this position all you may need is some make up to give you a more youthful look. Brands like Lancome makeup may be able to help you with this.
Everyone says that 60 is the new 40. People are living longer and living more healthily. So if your mind feels young, it makes sense to keep a more youthful body. Cosmetic surgery can help you to turn back the clock so your body is in check with your mental age. It can help you look better and feel better too.
As cosmetic surgery becomes more advanced and within the reach of more people financially, it is not uncommon to want to invest in your body and to keep it looking the best it possibly can.
Cosmetic surgery changes over time too
There are also trends which shape cosmetic surgery procedures, such as Kybella injections which get rid of the fat in double chins, and fat grafting to put fat into other areas of the body, such as the face, to keep it plump and youthful-looking.
Men are turning more to surgery to get rid of their ‘man boobs’ by having breast reductions. Breast surgery is still a very popular choice for women too but they are also turning their attention to their bottom demanding implants and lifts.
Getting rid of loose skin such as flabby arms known as bat wings, and tummy tucks have also grown in popularity. The obesity crisis has led to many people exercising to lose weight but they then want a helping hand in getting rid of sagging skin.
Fillers such as Botox are also still in demand as ways to keep wrinkles at bay while dermabrasion to repair skin damaged by the sun, scars or acne continue to be popular too.
Finding the right time for cosmetic surgery
Guidelines from the General Medical Council say patients should be given a cooling-off period to give them time to think before agreeing to surgery, according to the BBC. This makes sense as it is a major decision which needs careful consideration.
When considering cosmetic surgery, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, advises you to talk to your GP first as he or she has no other interest other than your welfare. BAAPS also advises you to avoid surgery at stressful times such as moving house, changing jobs or the death of a loved one.
Get to know your cosmetic surgeon and ask about qualifications and experience. If you are looking for a cosmetic surgeon in Cambridge, you could start by looking online for surgeons and the procedures they carry out.
Cosmetic surgery can help turn back time but it is important to find the right surgeon and procedure to suit you.