Is cosmetic surgery a solution for unattractive men and women?

by : Clint Jhonson

Among the many wishes we have, there is one that is profoundly related to the way in which others perceive us: looking as good and as fit as we can. Nowadays, men and women of all ages appeal to plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons. Men usually want to change their nose, but they also want a rejuvenated face and a trimmer waistline. There are a few factors that need to be considered before someone can undertake the procedures needed for achieving those goals. These factors are skin thickness, beard growth and body type.

Women suffer from some of the same complexes. A lot of them think they are unattractive women because they are fat or hairy or have big noses; as a result, they seek an answer in cosmetic surgery. Frequently, there are parts of the body women want to transform that men won't normally change. Some think about lifting their breasts for a rejuvenating look, because firm, perky breasts are one of the features of young women. Both men and women who perceive themselves as unattractive that are contemplating cosmetic surgery should consider that every procedure depends on individual circumstances. They should always ask their doctor if there is any aspect they don't understand about the development of any type of cosmetic procedure they consider undertaking.

When planning your surgery, communication with your doctor is essential. When you go for your first consultation, your doctor will ask you to explain in detail the reason why you want the procedure and how you plan to look and feel after the procedure. The one thing you should not be is embarrassed; try to explain to your doctor as plainly as possible the changes you expect to see. You need to make sure that you and your doctor understand each other.

During your first visit, your doctor will evaluate your health; he will conduct a physical exam, and he will take some photographs and try to explain which surgical procedures are appropriate in your case. There is one thing to keep in mind here: women and men who feel unattractive should not expect cosmetic surgery to turn them into Miss World or Prince Charming.

Other topics of discussion during the first examination will be the type of anesthesia you want to be used, the facility where the procedures will be performed, and the risks and costs involved with the operation. You should not count on your medical insurance to pay for any of this, because they usually don't cover cosmetic surgery. But some plastic surgeons have special financing offers that you can benefit from; others even accept credit cards.

You should tell your surgeon if there is any part of the consultation that makes you uncomfortable or if you want to make any privacy request. The expectations you have from the procedures should be realistic: as we have suggested it, doctors will do their best and offer significant improvement, but not perfection. Your age and your health are two important factors that can influence the outcome.

If you are applying for facial surgery, unattractive women are in a better position compared to unattractive men. This is because, in general, women have a poorer blood supply at the level of facial skin as compared to men. Men bleed more during facial surgery, thus the risk of forming a temporary collection of blood under the skin after plastic surgery is greater with male faces. Another advantage that women have over men is make-up. They can use make-up to cover up any scars that may be left after the surgery or they can style their hair towards their faces, something that is common with women, but not with men. Hair growth may be an important factor in determining the outcome of the procedure. Another thing that men should keep in mind after having a facial surgery is that shaving should be postponed for about three weeks.

In the end, cosmetic surgery will solve many issues faced by unattractive men and women. Nonetheless, cautions should be taken and expectations should be moderated as to the outcome of such procedures: the doctors will bring transformations in as much as technology and skill allow them to but there are traits that cannot be changed with a single procedure or that may be too difficult to operate on without causing irreparable damage to other parts of your body.