Top 10 cosmetic surgery facts – questions and answers
Cosmetic surgery is in trend right now. There’s a wide variety of interventions one can opt for, starting from the safest and painless ones to the most complex and challenging. Here are 10 cosmetic surgery facts you should know more about before going under the knife.
- Will the fat I lose if I get liposuction come back in other places?
A liposuction does more than what just diet and exercise normally accomplish. Not only do you lose fat; you also burn the cells where it’s stored, completely removing it from an area of the body. You can still gain weight, however. But that weight will be distributed in other areas that still have fat cells. The wrists are a common area where this can occur. If you adhere to a healthy lifestyle, chances are you won’t see any extra fat deposits on your body after the lipo.
- People claim that Botox is a bad idea because the effects don’t last; and also because the poison stays in your body forever? Is this true?
Ask a Botox spokesperson or government inspector, and they’ll tell you that an average Botox treatment lasts between four and six months. But that’s not always the case. In fact, in some cases, you may start to see fading effects after only two or three months, depending on how your body processes the treatment, and how competently the toxin was administered.
Now, it is true that some believe that the botulinum toxin is never actually expelled from the body. But there are no known side effects to Botox treatments, probably because so little is normally administered.
- I’ve had several Botox treatments. Am I going to lose the ability to make facial expressions?
No. It’s a popular myth that Botox will permanently make you lose the ability to smile or frown. While yes – to be precise – you are ‘paralyzing’ the muscles of the face, the paralysis is temporary. As soon as you stop the treatment, your frown (and your frown lines) will slowly start to come back. Until you get another treatment, which can be in 3 or 6 months. However, while you won’t lose the ability to frown permanently, many people find that they fall out of the habit of using whatever muscles are paralyzed.
- I’ve had my face done, but I’m still not satisfied. Now my hands don’t look right. What options are available to me?
There are a variety of treatments you can use to make your hands look more youthful. Most specifically, there are laser treatments that work in cases of light to moderate aging. But if you need the big guns, for heavy repairs you may want to turn instead to some of the more powerful, but grueling chemical treatments available. If your veins are altogether too prominent, treatments are available for either removing them completely, or disguising them with fat grafted from other parts of the patient’s body.
- I recently stopped having my collagen treatments done in my lips. Are they going to start wrinkling soon, and what can I do?
Most of the time the answer to your question is “definitely not”; however, there are always people out there who take things too far, then turn around and blame someone who gave them advice. If you’ve chosen to blow your lips up to gigantic proportions, they will definitely begin to show signs of wrinkling sooner, and more prominently than they would otherwise. Of course, quality is always an issue and you get what you pay for.
- Can cosmetic surgery create addiction?
There are two kinds of people when it comes to plastic surgery. There are people who are in for a one-time thing; they’re like those who get one tattoo. Once they’ve got what they want, they walk away and never look back. Then there are those people always trying to reverse the aging process with the help of modern medicine. They’re normally the ones who become obsessed with cosmetic surgery. Some doctors say that lip injections are typically among the most addictive. It’s a subtle effect, one that seems to make those who get it hungry for just a little more. And just a little more; and before you know it, they’ve expanded their lips until they are gigantic.
- How can facial peels that strip skin make you look younger?
When you go in for a chemical peel, essentially you are pulling off the old layer of skin to cause the skin to start to re-grow. When it does, it is generally tighter and more elastic – the hallmarks of youthful-looking skin. It operates on a similar mechanism to the way sunburn affects your skin. When you get sunburned, you notice there are typically stages: you turn red, maybe you peel, and then you heal.
- What procedure could I get if I didn’t want anyone to be able to tell I’ve had surgery?
Most people start with the eyes. There are two reasons for this. The first is that the eyes are typically the first place you start to show your age. All those expressions you make on a daily basis involve the eyes, and so they typically begin to wrinkle before anything else. The second reason is that the surgery that takes care of them – eye lifts (blepheroplasty) – are relatively cheap, take only four or five days of recovery, and heal invisibly – nobody ever has to know.
- Do any cosmetic procedures come with risks?
Typically, the only two commonly-performed operations that carry any real risk are breast reduction (the nipples are taken off and then put back in – and this comes with a risk that the body will reject them) and tummy tucks – they’re invasive procedures, which always carry risks like infection. Some have even reported gangrene from a tummy tuck done incorrectly.
- I want a facelift. When it heals, will I have to cover up the scars?
With the right doctor, absolutely not! Facelift incisions are done specifically so that they can heal without scarring. However, if you’re especially worried, you can always opt for “keyhole” surgery; and the surgeon will go in through the inside of your ear.
By Alfred Stallion and CosmeticSurgeryClinic.co.uk!