Are You Undergoing Cosmetic Surgery For The Right Reasons?
There are many different reasons why people choose to undergo cosmetic surgery, some of which are universal, and some of which are down to personal choice. In the end, the choice to undergo cosmetic surgery is completely up to you, and your surgeon. However, before you make such a momentous decision, it is important to really weigh up your options and make sure you are positive you are making the right decision. A process like cosmetic surgery cannot be reversed, so you must be sure that you will always think that you made the right decision.
One of the most important things to consider when deciding to have cosmetic surgery is whether you can afford it or not. If your reasons for undergoing plastic surgery are medical, then you could consult your GP to see if it is possible for you to have it through the NHS. One of the main types of cosmetic surgery undergone for medical reasons is breast reduction. There are some cases when the NHS would accept breast reductions. There would have to be sufficient proof, after consultation with your GP, a plastic surgeon, and possibly a psychiatrist, that a woman was adversely affected by either social, psychological or physical factors. Often evidence of normal weight and scans of breast size are needed. If this was proven to the case, the cost of breast reduction would be free.
There are several reasons why women might choose to have cosmetic surgery for other reasons. This may be purely for improving appearance. If you are just a little unhappy with the way you look, but feel you would like cosmetic surgery, you should consider whether it will be worth it, for the cost and also the permanence. Similarly, you could think of other ways to solve the issue which is bothering you. For example, if you are thinking of having a tummy tuck operation, you could do some research or consult with a fitness expert to find out how you might be able to tone your stomach to avoid having surgery.
If parts of your body are causing psychological angst, you should contact your GP or therapist for some advice on cosmetic surgery. They will be able to give you advice on how you might overcome issues without undergoing cosmetic surgery. However, self-esteem can be very important, so if you truly feel that cosmetic surgery would be the best way, and you can afford it, then you should speak to a plastic surgeon. The most important thing is to make sure that you are doing it for yourself, and no one else!