Cosmetic surgery has been performed for thousands of years. For a long time, however, aesthetic surgery and cosmetic surgery were only accessible to a few people. Nowadays, however, new application procedures, medical progress and the development of new medical instruments, as well as the striving for beauty ideals, are contributing to the fact that more and more people are opting for cosmetic surgery. The difference between cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery is that there is no medical indication, but only the subjective desire of the individual to beautify or change his or her body.
Whether it’s a nose job, breast augmentation or liposuction, people’s wishes are very diverse, and beauty is feasible in many areas today. However, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What is beautiful for one person is not necessarily beautiful for everyone. But no matter what kind of beautification / change you are aiming for, you should never forget that cosmetic surgery is a medical intervention, the risk of which varies depending on the type of surgery. An explanation and expert advice from the attending doctor is therefore not only a necessary prerequisite, but should be a fundamental part of any cosmetic surgery. Moreover, these should only be performed by experienced and expert doctors. But this poses the problem for the patient, where to find the right doctor? What do you have to look out for when choosing? Is cosmetic surgery the right choice or are there alternatives to surgery?
Search for a doctor & clinic: The search for a suitable doctor for a particular operation or medical treatment is not easy. The training and experience of the doctor is certainly of decisive importance. However, despite the best training, not every doctor can be recommended for every treatment. Many doctors also specialise in one area, and therefore often work together with doctors from other specialties in order to be able to provide patients with all-round care. Why not ask during a preliminary consultation or during the consultation. What kind of training has the doctor had? What experience does he have? Can he name patients as references? You will certainly be able to draw some conclusions from the answers. If you are still not sure. Then check whether there are any press reports about the doctor on the Internet, or get information from associations, such as the German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (http://www.dgpraec.de/).
Costs of cosmetic surgery: Before any treatment, patients should always ask about the costs. In addition to the costs for the respective cosmetic surgery, any costs for aftercare should also be taken into account. Indirect costs that arise because you may not be able to work after an operation should also be taken into account. In order to save costs, many people now travel abroad and combine cosmetic surgery with a holiday. But when planning an operation or medical treatment abroad, you should also bear in mind that additional problems can arise, such as communication problems. Or what happens if complications arise after or during the operation? Is local care then guaranteed? On the other hand, one can use the subsequent holiday for recovery. But no matter where and what kind of cosmetic surgery you are aiming for, one thing should be clear to everyone: traces and after-effects of the surgery have to be endured to a greater or lesser extent, depending on what kind of beautification or changes you are aiming for, recovery phases of a few days up to weeks or months have to be planned.
Medical Tourism: Medical tourism is gaining in importance worldwide. More and more often, operations in one’s own country are too expensive or unaffordable, or in some cases are not even performed. For this reason, hundreds of thousands of people now travel to various medical destinations around the globe every year.
The most common cosmetic surgeries
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You should never forget that cosmetic surgery is a medical procedure that can carry risks.