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Plastic Surgery Improves Appearance And Enhances Self Image Plastic surgery is a type of procedure that is used to improve the appearance and function of patients’ bodies. Some plastic surgery procedures are called “cosmetic” and others are called “reconstructive.” Whether or not a procedure is “only” cosmetic depends on the reason behind its performance. A facelift designed to provide a more youthful appearance for a sixty year old woman is different from a facelift that is performed to reconstruct the face of an accident victim or a cancer patient.

The psychological effects of <a href="http://www.pangaeamedicine.com">Plastic Surgery </a> can vastly improve the quality of life for people who are unhappy with the way they look. Each of us has a “self image,” a perception of how we believe we look to others. People who are happy with their self image are more likely to be self confident, effective in work and social situations and comfortable in their relationships. Those who are dissatisfied tend to be self conscious, inhibited and less inclined to accept assignments or jobs that would put them in the spotlight in any way. This is particularly true for accident victims who become suddenly disfigured and are forced to deal with a vastly altered physical appearance.

Plastic surgery, whether it is cosmetic or reconstructive, promotes a strong,

Positive self image. Even a small change on the outside can create a positive change on the inside. Because the changes resulting from plastic surgery are often dramatic and permanent, it is important that you have a clear understanding of how surgery might make you feel long before a procedure is scheduled. Some people undergo psychological counseling prior to plastic surgery so they will be emotionally prepared to accept their new image.

Before your procedure is performed your plastic surgeon will ask you some questions to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. It is important that you set aside any awkwardness you may feel and speak candidly about the changes you expect to see. It is essential that you and your surgeon understand each other completely.

Recovery time will vary depending on the type of procedure, your general health and your willingness to comply with post surgical instructions. Most patients find that the minor discomfort associated with procedures are worth it because of the psychological boost an improved appearance can offer. The demand for plastic surgery continues to grow.

Plastic surgery procedures in the United States tend to be very expensive and are usually not covered by health insurance. Because of this, more and more people are joining the throng of medical tourists who go offshore to have procedures performed at a fraction of what the procedures cost in the United States.

Some offshore plastic surgery clinics offer “package deals” that include round-trip tickets, hotel stays and meals. The procedures are often performed by western trained doctors who operate in state-of-the-art clinics. Once you decide to have plastic surgery, it is important to conduct research to determine if you want to have it performed in the United States or if an offshore procedure is appropriate for you.

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