Under the knife: why cosmetic surgery is popular
Cosmetic surgery is a procedure that is focused on enhancing your physical appearance. This is in contrast to plastic surgery which is dedicated to reconstructing facial and body defects which may have stemmed from birth, trauma, or diseases.
Of the two, cosmetic surgery has become more and more popular over the past couple of years.
In the last two years, the top five cosmetic procedures recorded were:
- Breast augmentation
- Nose reshaping
- Eyelid surgery
- Tummy tuck.
According to the cosmetic experts behind The Dermatology and Laser Group, cutting edge technology has made it possible for these procedures to be successful in delivering natural aesthetic results.
This has greatly contributed to the popularity of cosmetic surgery. Aside from this, here are some more reasons why an increasing number of people are considering going under the knife.
Perhaps the popularity of cosmetic surgeries has been heightened because of the decrease in stigma associated with it.
More people are now open-minded about going under the knife because they’ve heard about people with positive experiences, and not expressing discomfort after a procedure.
These people also often say they have enhanced self-esteem. For this reason, people who also want to boost their self-confidence by improving the appearance of their body are often considering cosmetic surgery.
Another factor that can be attributed to the popularity of cosmetic procedures is digital channels that offer ready access information, particularly social media platforms.
With almost everyone having a social media account, people are well informed about cosmetic surgery , including the possible procedures, its high probability of success, as well as the risks involved (if there are any).
On the downside, social media platforms have also contributed to the popularity of cosmetic surgery, by influencing perceptions of beauty and how people view their appearance.
Their perceived imperfections can be highlighted on social media, and drive them to consider cosmetic surgery and going under the knife.
Access, price, and safety
Finally, the popularity of cosmetic surgery can also be explained by its accessibility, in the sense that almost anyone can go under the knife if they choose.
This is down to the emergence of clinics in various locations, and increased affordability of procedures. The knowledge and skills of the cosmetic surgeons are complemented with the right tools and technology that these clinics are equipped with. As a result., many procedures today are usually safe and successful, and available at a price that is reasonable and affordable to most people.
In conclusion: plastic surgery is increasingly popuar
Cosmetic surgery has become more popular over the past few years because the stigma associated with the procedures has significantly declined.
People are more aware of procedures because they’re accessing information and experiences via digital channels such as social media platforms. They’re seeing more of their peers (and influencers) using cosmetic surgery to improve their appearance which has normalised it and made it feel more achievable, and even desirable.
And not only is information more accessible, but people now can access and afford cosmetic procedures as more clinics are opening up, with expert surgeons and cutting edge techniques.