How to Decide if Plastic Surgery is Right for You

People who choose plastic surgery often have many varied motivations behind their decisions. Plastic surgery is permanent, so you need to be absolutely certain that the surgery is right for you.

Reconstructive or Cosmetic Surgery?shutterstock_91304375
These two terms tend to be used interchangeably. By definition, reconstructive insinuates that something is fundamentally wrong with the body and can be fixed with surgery. Cosmetic dictates that surgery is done for beauty purposes.

Rarely is a surgery limited to either one or the other definition. Consider these scenarios:

  • Someone who smashed their face in an accident wants surgery to fix their face shape
  • A breast cancer survivor has to have part of her breast removed and wants implants
  • Someone who quickly dropped a lot of weight wants to remove loose skin off

Which one is purely reconstructive, which one is purely cosmetic? All that is to say that your motivation for plastic surgery cannot be right or wrong. It just has to be right for you.

What Works for You?
Plastic surgery can help improve your image and self esteem. Weather it’s reconstructive or cosmetic, surgery can help a person feel more confident about their image. Please consider the following questions when you chose to have plastic or cosmetic surgery:


Who are you doing it for? Why are you doing it for them?

Can the physical change you want be achieved without plastic surgery?

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