Today everybody is trying to improve their physical condition and their appearance. Going to the gym, professional massage, sauna, solarium and cosmetic skin products are part of our daily activities. Healthy eating, sports, avoiding large quantities of cigarettes and alcohol are essential for our well being. But occasionally there are parts of our bodies we dislike but we cannot change them on our own.
Plastic Surgery has the potential to improve the appearance based on knowledge and experience. In the past this kind of surgery was considered a luxury that only actors or rich people could afford. Nowadays more and more people all over the world are willing to turn to Plastic Surgery to improve their looks. Lately the number of Plastic Surgery procedures has increased significantly and each year in Greece there are performed between 12.000-15.000 procedures.
Plastic Surgery includes Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery. Cosmetic Surgery contains procedures such as breast implants, liposuction, eyelid surgery, face-lifting, tummy tuck, treatment of wrinkles etc. Reconstructive Surgery is generally performed to improve function, but may also be done to approximate a normal appearance. Reconstructive Surgery has many different objects; it deals with the management of trauma after accidents, with loss of skin and soft-tissue, with the treatment of burns and cancer, with birth defects etc. Hand problems such as ganglion, carpal tunnel syndrome, trauma, Dupuytren’s disease etc can be dealt with success by a qualified Plastic Surgeon.
The use of laser for hair removal, for treatment of skin spots and for improvement of wrinkles is very common. Botulinum toxin and hyaluronic acid is used daily, and it is a good, safe and quick management for wrinkles. Problems such as: big or ugly nose, too small or too big breasts, excess skin and fat on the abdomen, unwanted fat on specific areas of the body, wrinkles, scars and bags around the eyes etc, are problems that only Plastic Surgery can solve.
Patients have to be well informed about the surgical procedures and their indications in order to be aware of the outcome. Any surgical procedure can have side effects (some of them can be serious); but you can reduce the risks by choosing a qualified plastic surgeon and closely following his or her advice, both before and after surgery.
People are entitled to make their own decisions about their body and about beauty. By improving our appearance we enhance our self-esteem which helps us in our personal and professional life. If you consider Plastic Surgery then you have to contact a qualified Plastic Surgeon in order to answer all your questions and to give you proper advice about the procedure you are interested in. We all have high expectations in our lives; beauty and youth can be achieved with a little help from Plastic Surgery.