Inbuilt in human nature is our desire for things we can't always have, whether material or spiritual. Good looks are top of this list. How many of us are satisfied with every part of our bodies? When you see another glossy magazine full of beautiful people with seemingly perfect features, don't you crave what they have? Who doesn't want firmer breasts, slimmer thighs, a flat stomach and no wrinkles? But then you look around at the real world and most of us are not the ideal shape or size. Exercising from morning till night won't help us to reach that goal. This is when we start to consider plastic surgery.
At one time plastic surgery was an expensive luxury that the majority of us could not afford, but due to the advances of science and technology and demand for these procedures they have become more available and inexpensive.
When contemplating surgery it's not only the difference on the outside that will have an affect us but also how we feel on the inside. We all have a 'self image' of how other people view us, our attractiveness, character and intelligence.
Generally those content with their self image invariably are more self-assured, which in turn makes them more confident in work and social situations and more secure in their relationships. People discontented with their looks are more self conscious, reserved and more inclined to avoid social occasions that might bring attention to themselves. The psychological effects of plastic surgery on these types of people can significantly improve how they feel about themselves, improving their sense of worth and leading to a better quality of life.
Surgery can now be performed on just about any part of your body. Some of the most frequent procedures and surgeries today range from acne scar removal and tattoo removal to breast augmentation, rhinoplasty (nose job) face lifts, tummy tucks and liposuction.
Breast augmentation is popular due to the improvement it can give to the size and shape of your breast with natural looking results.
Liposuction is carried out by vacuuming fat deposits from under the skin, people tend to ask for this option after unsuccessful attempts exercising and dieting. This procedure gives the body a more sculpted shape and problem areas can be the abdomen, thighs, knees, calves, buttocks, fat arms and neck. The face lift can give your face that bit of stretch needed to make it look smooth and youthful again, removing the slack chin and crow's feet in one fell swoop.
Plastic surgery can do wonders at improving your sex life; if you have a good body image then you will be proud to show it off. Before surgery a person may have a hard time enjoying intercourse for various reasons, childbirth, small breasts, saggy stomach or even swollen mammary glands on men.
Surgery can help to renew confidence in your body image and consequently boost your vigor and liveliness in the bedroom.
When contemplating plastic surgery try to ensure you fully understand how the after effects will make you feel. The change you can experience after surgery can be remarkable, it will also be permanent. Whatever motive makes you consider plastic surgery, cosmetic or reconstructive reasons, the result should always be towards a positive self image.
The slightest change on the outside can give you a great deal more confidence and turn your life around. Never think of plastic surgery as the miracle that will vastly improve your life, keep your expectations realistic.
Michiel Van Kets provides articles for Hicham Mouallem who is known and respected in the surgical techniques of facial rejuvenation and body contouring. His skill as a surgeon and artistic sensitivity, combined with the latest technology, has helped thousands of his patients look younger and feel better.