Cosmetic Surgery Guidelines

November 23, 2015

There was a time when having cosmetic surgery as a woman had a real stigma attached to it, and many people having this type of surgery carried out would try and hide the fact that they were having anything done – even celebrities would deny all knowledge of having had work done on their faces or bodies.

These days, however, cosmetic surgery has become widely accepted and many people are now happy to admit that they are considering having this type of procedure or have had work done on themselves. Many will even take out a loan from the bank in order to have work done and most cosmetic surgery clinics offers a range of finance options for those looking to spread the cost of the surgery.

Cosmetic Surgery

Stars Embrace Cosmetic Surgery
There are many female celebrities that have not only had cosmetic surgery but have also been proud to admit to it, which is a far cry from many years ago when this type of procedure used to be hidden from the public eye by the stars. Some key celebrities that are known for having had various types of cosmetic surgery to improve their appearance, shape and confidence include:

  • Katie Price
  • Heidi Montag
  • Chloe Sims
  • Kris Jenner
  • Pamela Anderson
  • Kim Kardashian
  • Cher

Of course, it is not only women celebrities that have a lot of cosmetic surgery. Many men, such as Pete Burns, tend to have large amounts of surgery too.

Popular Types of Cosmetic Surgery
These days, there are many types of cosmetic surgery that are commonly performed to help enhance appearance and to give women more confidence. Some of the common ones include:

  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast reduction
  • Liposuction
  • Tummy tuck
  • Facelift
  • Eye/brow lift
  • Nose surgery
  • Lip augmentation

There are many other types of cosmetic procedures that are carried out these days, but these are amongst the most common with women.


Things to Look at When Considering This Type of Procedure
While there is no longer any real stigma attached to plastic surgery, it is important to ensure you take important points into consideration when deciding whether you should have this type of work carried out. Some of the key considerations you need to think about when deciding on whether to have cosmetic surgery include:

Whether there is an alternative: One key thing to consider is whether there is an alternative to surgery depending on what you are planning to have done. For example, while there is unlikely to be an alternative if you are considering having a nose job, you may find that instead of having surgery to reduce stomach fat you could look at a healthy eating and exercise plan instead.

The cost of the procedure: Cosmetic surgery can be costly, so you need to work out what your maximum budget is so that you can determine affordability. It is worth remembering that many cosmetic surgeries now offer finance options, so you may be able to spread the cost of the procedure.

The recovery time: The recovering time from cosmetic surgery can vary based on what you are having done. If you work or have family commitments, it is vital that you learn more about the average recovery times so that you can decide whether this is going to be viable based on your schedule and lifestyle.

The risks: There is always a risk with cosmetic surgery no matter what type of procedure you are having carried out. You need to make sure you familiarise yourself with the possible and most common risks so that you can make a more informed decision with regards to whether you should have the procedure carried out.

These are all important points to consider if you want to ensure you make the most informed decision when it comes to having cosmetic surgery.

Finding a Cosmetic Surgeon/Clinic
If you decide that you do want to go ahead with cosmetic surgery, you will need to find a suitable surgeon or clinic. When you are looking for a cosmetic surgeon or surgery, you should consider factors such as:

  1. How long the clinic has been established
  2. The reputation of the clinic/surgeon when it comes to cosmetic surgery
  3. The types of procedures carried out
  4. How much the procedure costs
  5. Whether finance is offered
  6. The support levels provided prior to and following the procedure

Looking at all of these factors will make it easier to select a suitable clinic to have your cosmetic surgery carried out.