Title: Cosmetic Surgery: An Overview Word Count: 435 Summary: Cosmetic surgery is an increasingly common way for individuals to impr ove their appearance in a way that might otherwise be impossible. Keywords: cosmetic surgery Article Body: Cosmetic surgery is an increasingly common way for individuals to impr ove their appearance in a way that might otherwise be impossible. Cos metic surgery is not to be mistaken with plastic surgery, though the t wo can be very similar. Plastic su rgery is used to repair deformities , or correct appearance from after an accident or injury. Cosmetic su rgery is concerned with improving t he appearance of an otherwise perfe ctly healthy individual. The science behind cosmetic sur gery has continued to advance, and an amazing variety of different pro cedures are available. Botox is a popular treatment for both men and women, reducing wrinkles and tighte ning the muscles in the face to inc rease youthful appearance. This tr eatment became widespread in the Un ited States during the 2004 electio n with John Kerry, though it is a p ractice among politicians, the weal thy, and movies stars. There are several other cosmeti c 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 go rgeous Angelina Jolie look), facial minisculpture, or the great one fo r middle aged men: hair transplants . Almost any facial feature can by altered or modified in a way more pleasing to the individual. The op tions are amazing, and information is easy to find. Beyond the face there are all t ypes of procedures. Sharon Osborne , wife of famous rock singer Ozzy O sborne, is very open about the mult iple cosmetic surgeries she has had , and is a great example of a now c ommon celebrity practice. For the body there is liposuction, butt lif ts, breast lifts, breast augmentati on, and breast reduction (which is also available for weighted men unh appy with upper body flab). There are so many procedures that can be undertaken that it can be intimidat ing to someone just beginning to lo ok around. If everything seems overwhelmin g, just take it one step at a time. Which trait would you most like t o see changed? Lips? Stomach? No se? Choose the one feature you wou ld like to take care of first and m eet with a cosmetic surgeon to see what your options are. With how co mmon cosmetic surgery has become, t he procedures are safe and done by professional doctors who often spec ialize in even just the one treatme nt. This is a field where there is something for everyone, but consid er your options carefully. Like ge tting a tattoo, work may be reverse d, but it may lead to more headache s than you care for. Still, if it’ s time for a change, the options ar e all there at your disposal, and y our happiness at an improved appear ance may be a phone call away.
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