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Big Decisions: Understanding Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

Published on April 3, 2017 by
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At Carolina’s Center for Plastic Surgery, we want our blog to serve as a resource to you for education, interaction, and entertainment. We are always happy to hear your ideas for blog topics, or hear questions you have that we haven’t answered yet.

These next few weeks, we are going to take you through the entire plastic surgery process in Big Decisions: Is Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Right for You? — from initial research to your final day of recovery — in a series of related blog posts. Be sure to check back each week to read the next installment and give us your suggestions for future episodic blogs.

This week we’ll start with the basics: understanding elective plastic surgery, the benefits you may reap from surgery, and the possible consequences you’ll want to consider.

Understanding Elective Plastic Surgery in Morehead City, NC

First, when is plastic surgery considered cosmetic, and when is it not? Though plastic surgery is focused on improving a patient’s body in both cases, the goals for patients are different.

Cosmetic surgery focuses solely on enhancing appearance, and often increases confidence, too. Cosmetic surgery procedures include:

Other plastic surgery procedures are dedicated to reconstructing facial and body defects due to disorders or trauma. These plastic surgery procedures include:

  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Burn Repair / Congenital Defect Repair
  • Lower Extremity Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Scar Revision Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery: Benefits and Potential Consequences

Cosmetic plastic surgery is elective and requires thorough consideration and understanding from the patient who wishes to alter his or her body. The possible benefits and consequences of any cosmetic procedure on breast, body, and face vary, but can include the following:

Expected Benefits

  • Increased confidence levels
  • Health benefits
  • Improved mental health
  • Happier daily life

Possible Disadvantages

  • Rare, but possible surgical complications
  • Results that do not meet expectations
  • Large expense, usually not covered by insurance
  • Financial loss from time off work during recovery period

Have questions about cosmetic surgery procedures, or how to weigh your possible pros and cons? Call Carolina’s Center for Plastic Surgery today at (252) 222-5888.

Next Week: Cosmetic Surgery Procedure Research Guide

Not sure what to ask your surgeon about your possible interest in a body, face, or breast enhancing cosmetic surgery procedure? Check back next week for our next topic in the Carolina’s Center for Plastic Surgery episodic “Big Decisions” blog series.

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