Plastic Surgery Affect the Body

How Does Plastic Surgery Affect the Body?

If you are considering plastic surgery, there are many aspects you need to mull over. Plastic surgery runs the gamut from in-office procedures, such as Botox injections, to full surgeries, such as a tummy tuck or breast augmentation.

Obviously, with any surgery or procedure, comes some risks. However, with research on the procedure, choosing a highly qualified plastic surgeon, and following all aftercare instructions, you should achieve the results you set out to. There are many benefits to plastic surgery, as well as some possible complications. Plastic surgery’s effects on the body include:

Improvements to Physical Health

While most people associate plastic surgery purely with appearance, some procedures actually positively affect a person’s health. A nose job (rhinoplasty) can help to improve breathing, and a breast reduction can help to improve back pain. 

Liposuction or weight loss surgery also have the possible added benefits of helping people to keep the weight off, which can improve physical health and even reduce the chances of or improve symptoms of some diseases.

Satisfaction (or Dissatisfaction) with Appearance

An uncomplicated surgery or procedure with expected results can provide great satisfaction. This satisfaction can improve self-confidence and even improve mental health if the results aid in feeling greater comfort in your body and self-love. 

Improved satisfaction with your appearance and improved mental health may also contribute to greater quality of life, more opportunities, and greater likelihood to act on those opportunities. Greater satisfaction with appearance could really cause a lot of life changes. 

There is also the small chance that you may be dissatisfied with the results, which can generally be avoided by hiring a skilled plastic surgeon and following all instructions.


As mentioned, any surgery or procedure has the potential for complications. Complications following plastic surgery are rare, but they can include infections, bruising, swelling or fluid collection, nerve damage, blood loss, blood clots, scarring, and reaction to anesthesia. As previously mentioned, there is also the risk that you may be dissatisfied with the results of your procedure.

While some complications are easily resolved (for example, fluid collection under the skin can be drained), other complications, such as nerve damage, may be permanent. Complications such as reactions to anesthesia can also lead to much more dire possibilities like heart attack, stroke, or death.

If you are thinking about having a plastic surgery procedure done, there is a lot to consider, including the possible benefits, as well as the possible risks. Benefits could potentially be life-changing and include improvement to physical health and greater satisfaction with physical appearance.

There are also several potential risks, but the risk of complications in general is very low. The risk will be even lower if you take the time to research the procedure you are considering, in addition to the surgeon you chose to do the procedure. Choosing a plastic surgeon with a lot of experience and a good track record is important.

It is also imperative to follow any post-procedure instructions given by your doctor or nurses to reduce the risk of complications. Choosing a plastic surgery procedure and plastic surgeon can be a huge decision, so care should be taken at each step.  

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