Dangers of cosmetic surgery


Over the past 2 decades, there has been a significant increase in the number of people falling prey to the dangers of Cosmetic surgery. However, this doesnot seem to have created any impact on the rising numbers still opting for this surgery. The idea of a perfect body far outweighs the notable dangers of these surgeries and lack of awareness and communication on the part of both doctors and the patients seems to be the core reason apart from the known medical reasons.

Dangers of cosmetic surgery

Dangers of cosmetic surgery – outside and within

A recent article in the County times notes that the results may not look good as you age. It provides a good overview of both the dangers and the after effects. It says…

We’ve all seen people who have had cosmetic surgery at some stage in their lives, only for the results to deteriorate over time. They may look good initially but as the skin and the body age the surgery may lead their appearance to look far less attractive.
Unfortunately some people have paid the ultimate price for their desire to change their appearance through cosmetic surgery. The most famous story of all involves Solange Magnano, who was Miss Argentina. She opted for cosmetic procedures and died shortly after they were performed.
Other people have been left with a very different outcome to the one they hoped for. Breast augmentations can result in a lopsided appearance, as well as the potential for the implants to cause other problems. Facelifts can lead to problems moving the eyes or the mouth, or numbness in facial features that can make it difficult to blink or talk.

Rising stats despite known dangers of cosmetic surgery

Despite the dangers, the cosmetic surgery industry seems to be growing everyday According to Forbes,
Cosmetic surgery has become a booming, $10.1 billion business each year in the U.S., according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Women, already 91% of cosmetic patients, are electing to make these quick fixes more than ever, undergoing 5% more procedures in 2010 than the year before. 
The above stats are for 2010. It is a good indicator of how much thsi could have progressed in 2013. The article goes to state that the dangers of cosmetic surgery can be in the form of unexpected beauty botches as well as side effects from within.

Known dangers of cosmetic surgery

Here is a quick list of the known dangers of cosmetic surgery. These are self explanatory but often overlooked by patients in the pre-surgery stages.
  1. Known side effects
  2. Physical disorders
  3. Financial Issues
  4. Disappointment
  5. Tension or split with partner
  6. Office Gossip
  7. Depression
  8. Lack of confidence
While these are easy to state, its difficult to experience. There is a need for stronger regulatory intervention in such surgeries to ensure that the patient clearly understands the procedure and accepts that there could be negative consequences. After all dangers of cosmetic surgery are most likely irreversible and likely to turn out a highly emotional and expensive affair.