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					Cosmetic Surgery: An Overview

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Cosmetic surgery is an increasingly common way for individuals to improve
their appearance in a way that might otherwise be impossible.


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Cosmetic surgery is an increasingly common way for individuals to improve
their appearance in a way that might otherwise be impossible. Cosmetic
surgery is not to be mistaken with plastic surgery, though the two can be
very similar. Plastic surgery is used to repair deformities, or correct
appearance from after an accident or injury. Cosmetic surgery is
concerned with improving the appearance of an otherwise perfectly healthy
individual.

      The science behind cosmetic surgery has continued to advance, and
an amazing variety of different procedures are available. Botox is a
popular treatment for both men and women, reducing wrinkles and
tightening the muscles in the face to increase youthful appearance. This
treatment became widespread in the United States during the 2004 election
with John Kerry, though it is a practice among politicians, the wealthy,
and movies stars.

      There are several other cosmetic surgeries for the facial area, as
well. Everything from a face lift, to rhinoplasty (nose job), laser eye
lid surgery, lip augmentation (for those ladies looking for the gorgeous
Angelina Jolie look), facial minisculpture, or the great one for middle
aged men: hair transplants. Almost any facial feature can by altered or
modified in a way more pleasing to the individual. The options are
amazing, and information is easy to find.

      Beyond the face there are all types of procedures. Sharon Osborne,
wife of famous rock singer Ozzy Osborne, is very open about the multiple
cosmetic surgeries she has had, and is a great example of a now common
celebrity practice. For the body there is liposuction, butt lifts,
breast lifts, breast augmentation, and breast reduction (which is also
available for weighted men unhappy with upper body flab). There are so
many procedures that can be undertaken that it can be intimidating to
someone just beginning to look around.

      If everything seems overwhelming, just take it one step at a time.
Which trait would you most like to see changed? Lips? Stomach? Nose?
Choose the one feature you would like to take care of first and meet with
a cosmetic surgeon to see what your options are. With how common
cosmetic surgery has become, the procedures are safe and done by
professional doctors who often specialize in even just the one treatment.
This is a field where there is something for everyone, but consider your
options carefully. Like getting a tattoo, work may be reversed, but it
may lead to more headaches than you care for. Still, if it’s time for a
change, the options are all there at your disposal, and your happiness at
an improved appearance may be a phone call away.

				
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