To Cut or Not to Cut, That Is the Question
It’s said beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but sometimes the beholder is you looking in the mirror. And sometimes you don’t like what you see. For some, buying a new outfit or change of make-up suffices, but for others taking more drastic measures seems to be the answer.
But is cosmetic surgery really the solution?
Originally, going under the knife was for those people who had medical problems such as removing something unsightly. For instance, losing weight can result in excess skin which is not just ugly but can be uncomfortable. Since then, however, many people have found that they wanted certain parts of their body improved for cosmetic reasons. Over the intervening years this need to look and feel good about oneself has not just become a fad but has become a national obsession. Not just that though, as the need seems to be affecting younger and younger people.
But is it really necessary? Is natural beauty no longer important? Do you feel that the only way to solve a problem is to cut it off or straighten it? No one has perfect skin or a perfect body. This may be an aspiration, but it isn’t truly possible. That said, for some people removing so-called imperfection can enhance their self worth.
Is that really a bad thing? After all, isn’t there something we would all like to change?
Of course there is. It could be something as simple as crooked teeth which can now be straightened painlessly by using modern orthodontic techniques. Similarly Botox treatment has grown tremendously over recent years to remove unwanted lines under the eyes. So, cosmetic surgery does not necessarily mean a face lift or having liposuction. But if the latter are cosmetic ideas you are thinking about getting done, it is probably worthwhile considering the pros and cons.
The first question to ask is this: What is the major reason for having surgery? Is it just to remove flaws or improve social interaction and personal success? Although this is a perfectly natural thought it can if you are not careful become an obsession. Removing one unsightly flaw can lead to noticing another and another. And so it continues. Straightening teeth for instance will make you feel better, but is teeth whitening really necessary? And you can cure social fears in other ways.
If you are intent on having cosmetic surgery then the next question to ask is: What are the goals? Not all surgery will do what you expect it to. It should also be remembered that surgery can cost a lot of money. Is it really worth it? The bottom line with all this is that irrespective of the type of surgery you have it must not be forgotten that the procedure, however small, is still a medical operation. While there are benefits, there are also risks. Getting advice is paramount.
The price of a glamorous look may not in the end be a price worth paying.
This article was written by Stephen who is a freelance writer with an affinity for cosmetic dentistry information who, as well as having a passion for nice looking teeth, also thinks that the natural look has a lot going for it!