Aesthetic Surgery: Addressing the Facts and Fallacies

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“Beauty is all about confidence; If you feel beautiful, you are beautiful.”

                                      – Sofia Vergara

Beauty standards change over time, yet the human tendency to chase these standards remains the same. People feel better about themselves when they think they are attractive to others. The portrayal of beauty differs from person to person, but the desire to be beautiful never fades. The feeling of being attractive has proved to boost one’s self-esteem and confidence drastically.

Humans have been passionate about bettering their appearance from the beginning of time. From having a thin waist and fair skin to being comfortable in one’s skin, beauty standards have changed the human concept of beauty dramatically. Even though the idea of body positivity has changed human perception of beauty, the demand for plastic surgery keeps increasing. 

Despite the global pandemic, demand for plastic surgery is still booming. Dubai has quickly become the hub for people opting for cosmetic surgeries. Pop culture and social media helped to influence a new generation of people to be proud and transparent about cosmetic enhancements. So, to adapt to the changing beauty standards and increase their confidence, people are embracing the idea of plastic surgery, breaking societal stereotypes and taboos. Plastic surgery is a surgical speciality involving restoration, reconstruction, or alteration to improve human body function.

It’s crucial to undergo a consultation to choose the procedure right for you.

If you are considering undergoing cosmetic transformation, why don’t you provide your body with the best care it deserves? NMC’s Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery domain has Dubai’s top qualified doctors in the field who can ensure you world-class treatment and care to eliminate your physical discomforts. 

Speaking of cosmetic surgeries, everyone has their fair share of doubts and concerns. Here we address some of the recurring concerns regarding cosmetic procedures.

1. Why do people opt for plastic surgery?

Cosmetic surgery is way more than making people beautiful. Apart from changing one’s appearance to increase one’s sex appeal, some people use plastic surgery to repair or reconstruct a damaged body part due to congenital abnormalities, injury, burns or other specific reasons. 

Plastic surgery procedures generally fall into two categories: reconstructive or cosmetic.

Cosmetic surgery improves one’s physical appearance to make it more visually appealing and is not considered medically necessary. Reconstructive surgery is all about repairing and reforming body functions. Plastic surgeons use cosmetic surgery to improve the overall appearance and optimise the outcome of reconstructive surgery. Facelift, rhinoplasty and Abdominoplasty were the most demanded cosmetic surgery procedures in Dubai in 2021.  

Studies have shown that plastic surgery boosts people’s self-esteem, quality of life, self-confidence and interpersonal relationships in the long term. After all, who doesn’t want to be attractive?!

2.Can cosmetic surgery look natural?

It’s a common misconception that cosmetic surgery makes you look ‘fake’. Thanks to innovative technologies in the medical field, cosmetic surgeries can look natural. Surgeons use micro-needles to conduct surgeries that make tiny incisions and barely any scarring – making it a popular option. It also depends on how skilled your surgeon is. NMC offers a wide range of cosmetic practices with their experienced and certified surgeons, helping you boost your confidence with that desired look by minimising the scars.

3. Can breast augmentation result in breast cancer?

Another myth regarding breast implants is that they can increase the chance of breast cancer. Is there any truth to that claim? The answer is NO. 

Breast implants neither cause breast cancer nor increase the chance of getting breast cancer. However, using textured breast implants instead of silicone implants can cause BIA-ALCL, a cancer of the immune system.  

4. Can breast implants affect breastfeeding?

Risks in breastfeeding with breast implants depend on the size and placement of the implants and the type of surgery you had. Breastfeeding with breast implants is considered safe in most cases. Women with breast implants who breastfeed are less likely to exclusively feed their infants with breast milk compared to women without breast implants.

5. Can cosmetic surgery results last forever?

Nothing lasts forever- not even your cosmetic surgery results. Even though most procedures have long-lasting effects, they too have a life span ranging from a few years to more than a decade. 

6. Is cosmetic surgery risk-free?

Like every other surgical domain, cosmetic surgery has its fair share of risks. Cosmetic surgery has various physical as well as psychological complications such as;

  • Hematoma
  • Seroma 
  • Blood Loss
  • Scarring
  • Appearance Dissatisfaction
  • Anaesthesia Complications

7. Are women the only ones who undergo plastic surgeries?

While the percentage of women undergoing cosmetic surgeries is high, some men opt for cosmetic surgeries to enhance their appearance. Studies show that the share of men undergoing plastic surgeries has increased from 8% to 10% in the past few years. Most men in Dubai opted for Rhinoplasty, Otoplasty, Blepharoplasty, male breast reduction, and liposuction, proving beauty has no gender bias. 

Summing Up

People who undergo cosmetic surgeries wish to restore confidence, enhance their overall appearance and improve their lives. Using cosmetic surgery, you can alter the appearance of any body part according to your will. However, the results of plastic surgery are long-lasting. So, one should think thoroughly before making decisions, assessing the associated risk factors. It is necessary to choose the most trusted and qualified medical team. Due to the increased Plastic Surgery demands in UAE, Dubai has become the ‘ Beverly Hills of the Middle East ‘. NMC’s Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery domain embodies Dubai’s finest cosmetic surgeons that cover the entire range of plastic surgery, helping you achieve your confident self safely. 

When tastefully done, plastic surgery is a way to optimise someone’s body to make them comfortable in their skin. A healthy attitude breeds a healthy mind. One must not weigh their value based on their physical beauty. You are much more than your looks; There’s beauty in imperfection too!!

Like the Queen of Pop, Lady Gaga says; 

“You define beauty for yourself; Society doesn’t define your beauty.”

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