Minimize the Risks of Choosing to Get Cosmetic Surgery Abroad

Cosmetic surgery seems like a godsend to anyone who needs the procedure. Whether it is correcting birth defects, or rejuvenating your looks, plastic surgery can, literally, change your life. However, it never does to forget that any kind of surgery is bound to involve a certain amount of risk. Apart from the common surgical risks of cosmetic surgery like postoperative infection, internal bleeding, damage to nerves, muscles, or blood vessels, allergic reactions, and permanent scarring and tissue damage, cosmetic surgery abroad brings additional risks due to the nature of travel, a procedure done in a foreign country, and the dubious kind of qualifications and infrastructure in some of the destination countries.

Does this mean that you must give up your plans for that facelift or the repair of that scar tissue? Not at all! Don’t be discouraged or put off by the risks of cosmetic surgery. The trick is to find ways to minimize the risks as much as you can. The idea is to we

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Recent Trends in Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in Denmark

Plastic and cosmetic surgery in Denmark, or “plastik og kosmetisk kirurgi”, as it is termed in local parlance, is gaining increasing popularity in the country. It is, but one, of the myriad manifestations of the health and fitness drive. The economic boom witnessed by the country, in the past few years, has also made the affordability factor less of a consideration. Indulgence in cosmetic beautification has gripped the young and elderly, both men and women, and touched towns, cities and the countryside, all alike.

Already about 320,000 Danes have been under the knife, in other words, 8 % of the total adult population of Denmark – and the numbers are projected to rise even further. Latest research indicates a 20 % to 30 % projected increase in the coming years of the number of Danes looking for cosmetic surgery. Interestingly, every fifth female over the age of 17 is actively considering getting cosmetic surgery done, whereas every tenth female has already

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History of Cosmetic Surgery

Today, here, and around the world, many people have considered having Cosmetic Surgery, or Plastic Surgery performed. Many more have had plastic surgery done, some with multiple procedures. Plastic Surgery, by definition, is a broad term for operative manual and instrumental treatment which is performed for functional or aesthetic reasons. Medical treatment for Facial injuries dates back over 4,000 years. The word “plastic” is a derivative of the Greek word plastikos meaning to mould or shape; however, contrary to common belief, the term “plastic surgery” is not related to modern plastics at all.

Cosmetic Surgery was first known to have been performed in Roman times. The Romans had the ability to perform simple procedures such as repairing damaged ears, in modern times referred to as Otoplasty, this is one of the most simple of procedures. One report discusses a patient getting his earlobes repaired after years of wearing heavy earrings. The excess lo

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The Need For Cosmetic Surgeries And Skin Care Procedures

Cosmetic surgeries seem to be an innovation of the modern age; though that’s not exactly the case. Cosmetic Surgery has been around for much longer than most people consider it to be.

The earliest known instance of a cosmetic surgical procedure dates back to 6th century BC and can be found in Sushruta-Samhita, a very important medical text from ancient India responsible for the cosmetic advancements in India and rest of the world.

The text is attributed to Sushruta, and its best contribution to plastic surgery is rhinoplasty, i.e. the reconstruction of the nose. The influential nature of Sushruta-Samhita, its theories about medicine, anatomical knowledge and surgical procedures still hold true today.

The primary focus of this historical review was not to highlight Sushruta’s dexterity and advanced knowledge, but to lay stress on the fact that we have been using cosmetic skin care procedures for centuries, and it would be too erroneous to believe othe

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The Biggest Secret To Successful Cosmetic Laser Surgery

Cosmetic laser surgery has certainly come a long way from its early beginnings. What was once a very expensive and drawn out procedure has become a cost effective and sought after procedure in treating various areas of the body.

Lasers of today can pinpoint specific areas of the skin and can reach places that would be nearly impossible to reach with a scalpel. In addition, laser surgery takes away those surgical scars that use to be the norm.

Today, many people use cosmetic laser surgery to help them look and feel younger. Laser procedures such as face lifts, eye and chin lifts have exploded in popularity. And with good reason; these cosmetic procedures can make you appear 20 years younger in many cases.

Cosmetic laser surgery, while very safe to perform, does involve some risk, but that can be said about any type of surgery.

Cosmetic surgery will take a while to heal. During this healing period you could notice things such as:

-Reddening of the sk

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Cosmetic Surgeries – Medical Reasons For Plastic Surgery

Cosmetic surgeries are gaining momentum in the United States, and not just for restoring beauty and reversing the aging process. This article details the many procedures being performed by plastic surgeons for reasons aside from enhancing one’s appearance. Read further to know more.

Breast Augmentations

By far the most common of all the cosmetic surgeries is the breast augmentation. No longer should images of the Hollywood actress come to mind at the mention of such. As breast cancer rates increase, the sale of breast implants does as well. Restoring a breast cancer survivor’s body contour through the use of implants is widely accepted and practiced.

Conversely, breast reductions are performed on women for the treatment and prevention of back ailments resulting from the weight of the breasts. Breast lifts are frequently being done on women who have experienced significant weight loss and suffer with a loss of elasticity in their breasts. These gastri

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Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery for Men On the Rise

There is a noticeable increase in plastic or cosmetic surgery for men of all ages. Leading surgeons have various explanations for the increase in procedures for men and few seem to agree on a leading reason. Despite the disagreement in the leading causes of the increase there is near universal agreement that there is a noticeable increase.

Some surgeons believe that the primary reason there is an increase in plastic or cosmetic surgery for men is that men are becoming more cognizant of the relationship between appearance and confidence. With many industries being highly competitive, men are equating success with self-confidence and/or their physical appearance, leading more men to seek plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery. Men in sales, entertainment, and other highly visible careers are seeking professional assistance to maintain or enhance their appearance. Some industries that are seeing the largest spike in procedures are: real estate, entertainment, advertising sal

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5 Best Reasons to Undergo Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

Some people opt to go through plastic surgery for cosmetic and reconstructive reasons.

Both can have different purposes, depending on the patient concerned and the area to be treated. It is critical for those who aim to look like Beauty rather than the Beast to carefully weigh the options (like the plastic surgeon to choose) and be aware of the risks involved. Above all, they should remain true to themselves, and respect who they are. The following are the top reasons for choosing cosmetic surgery. It is important to keep in mind that the motivations behind reconstructive plastic surgery can be different from those in the list.

To boost self-esteem and enhance self-confidence

People can easily judge others around them, but changing physical appearance can come in the form of using false eyelashes, makeup, fake nails and piercings. When this is capable of boosting self-esteem and enhancing self-confidence, then this is worth taking.

To delay the signs of a

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Patient Awareness – The Key to Safer Cosmetic Surgery Anesthesia

Aside from post-mastectomy reconstruction, no cosmetic surgery has a medical reason or indication. Patient deaths in cosmetic surgery are uncommon. it is the nature of cosmetic surgery that creates a media frenzy when deaths do happen. It stands to reason that, if you don’t have to have a surgery, dying having it would be very unacceptable as well as attract a great deal of media attention.

General anesthesia (GA) is almost certainly the commonest form of anesthesia given for cosmetic surgery. It is expedient but fraught with avoidable risks. There are no avoidable risks for surgery that has no medical indication as is the case for cosmetic surgery. Those avoidable risks include malignant hyperthermia (i.e. recent Florida teen death), lack-of-oxygen mishaps leading to brain damage or death, blood clots to the lungs, vomiting, edema of the lungs. These risks occur because of the significant degree of trespass depressing the patient’s ability to protect themselves.

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Should There Be a Limit on Cosmetic Surgery

We have all seen the photographs of public figures such as Jocelyn Wildenstein and Michael Jackson in regards to plastic surgery overkill. These are the people used as examples of why we supposedly need limits in the area of cosmetic surgery.

Their disfigured faces, destroyed through vanity and a compulsion to look a certain way, are there to remind us all of the dangers of excessive alterations.

But should a few individuals lack of judgment when it comes to their bodies reflect on society as a whole? Should their decisions be held accountable by the rest of the population?

Where does personal responsibility fit in?

There are many doctors and members of the public who believe legal limits should be imposed in the field of plastic surgery. That an arbitrary number needs to be written in the medical books so people don’t have the opportunity to go overboard in nipping and tucking.

But what number will they choose? How do they know where that ma

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